Here’s a nice article from the Washington Post about the charms of Spartanburg, SC, where I teach in the Converse College Low-Residency MFA program. Too bad the writer didn’t manage to get to the Beacon Drive-In!
From the article:
“As a writer looking for a story, I find there's a temptation to construct a premise before I even arrive. Given Spartanburg's former heyday as a railroad hub and the massive BMW manufacturing plant nearby, I flirted briefly with the notion of a transportation theme. But my pre-trip research showed me that the city, with six institutions of higher learning, a relatively new cultural complex and a healthy dose of Revolutionary War history, refused to be pigeonholed. So with trepidation I backed off as a Type-A planner and decided to see where my pursuit of fun took me.”