Lander University Writers Series Presents Robert Maynor

Lander University will host a public reading with author Robert A. Maynor, who won the 2022 South Carolina Novel Series from Hub City Writers Project. He will present a reading and discussion on Wednesday, November 1, and he will also conduct a workshop for students and visit several Lander classes on November 2. SC Humanities supported this program with a Fast Track Literary Grant.

Lander University invites the community to join the Department of English and Foreign Languages for the annual Lander Writers Series featuring author and Lander alumnus Robert Maynor. The public event will start at 7:00 p.m. and will take place in the Abney Cultural Center at Lander University (320 Stanley Ave, Greenwood, SC 29649).

Maynor is a 2012 graduate of Lander University, where he earned a BA in English, and the author of The Big Game Is Every Night, which was selected for publication in 2022 by Hub City Press. It’s now available wherever books are sold. Robert Maynor is from the Lowcountry of South Carolina. He lives and writes in a patched-up fish camp on the bank of the Edisto River, the longest free-flowing blackwater river in North America. His fiction explores the spectrum of complexities and contradictions in the contemporary American South. Short stories by Maynor have appeared in several publications, including Blood Orange Review, BULL, The Carolina Quarterly and CRAFT. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and he is the past recipient of the Larry Brown Short Story Award and the Coker Fellowship in Fiction from the South Carolina Academy of Authors.

A reception will follow the event, where copies of The Big Game Is Every Night will be available for purchase. You can learn more about the author by visiting

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