Fine Arts Center Instructor Recognized for Work in the Community

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South Carolina Humanities recently presented Adrienne Burris, a writer-teacher at the Fine Arts Center, with the 2018 Fresh Voice in the Humanities Award. Burris, along with Anna Catherine Parham, are the inaugural recipients.

Ms. Burris is the first-ever instructor for A.R.M.E.S. Creative Writing at the Fine Arts Center. She is the founding director of Greenville Wordsmiths, an award-winning nonprofit that empowers young Upstate authors by providing free workshops and publishing opportunities, and serves as fiction editor of Emery’s Journal. She has twice been a TEDx speaker. Burris earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Clemson University and a master’s degree as a writer-teacher from the University of London.

Established in 1991, the Governor’s Awards in the Humanities recognize outstanding achievement in humanities research, teaching, and scholarship. Seventy-eight individuals and organizations have received awards from 1991 to 2017.

The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians.