Betsy Teter is a founder and executive director of the Hub City Writers Project of Spartanburg SC, which serves readers and writers through its independent small press, community bookshop, and diverse literary programming. Since 1995, Hub City Press has published more than 60 titles by Southern writers and sold more than 100,000 books. Hub City also operates the city’s indie bookstore, Hub City Bookshop, which hosts dozens of readings, workshops and other events each year. The organization also runs The Writers House residency program and hosts the Writing in Place summer writers conference.
Betsy holds a BA in History from Wake Forest University. Prior to helping found the Writers Project, she was a journalist for 15 years and served as business editor and columnist for the Spartanburg Herald-Journal. She is married to author John Lane, an English and Environmental Studies Professor at Wofford College. They have two sons, Rob and Russell.
Betsy will be leading a session titled: The Hub City Story: From One Book to 100,000 at our one-day symposium in Columbia on October 26. Betsy will also be participating in the afternoon panel discussion. More information on Betsy and Hub City Press can be found at: