Spartanburg School District 7 and several community partners will host a literary event next week reflecting on the shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.

“We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel” will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 28 at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, at 502 S. Daniel Morgan Ave. The community is welcome to attend the event, which is free.

Speaking at the event will be Herb Frazier, a journalist and marketing manager at the Magnolia Plantation; Bernard Powers, professor of U.S. and African American history at the College of Charleston; and Marjory Wentworth, South Carolina Poet Laureate.

Anyone looking for more information can reach out to Sally Hammond with District 7 at