Monday, July 07, 2008

Hub City Writers Workshop

SPARTANBURG – Registration has opened for “Writing in Place,” a three-day creative writing conference for adults, sponsored by the Hub City Writers Project and held at Wofford College in Spartanburg Aug. 1-3, 2008.The Hub City conference is a hands-on, intensive writing experience, designed to help both beginners and professionals develop the craft of creative writing. The conference is limited to 72 people this year, and registrants must sign up for one of four tracks: poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, or screenwriting.Keynote speaker to open the conference will be novelist Tommy Hays. He is the author of the novel The Pleasure Was Mine, which was read on National Public Radio’s “Radio Reader” and was a 2006 Southern Independent Book Alliance Fiction Finalist. His previous books include Sam’s Crossing and In the Family Way. Other workshop leaders include fiction writer Betsy Cox, Peter Caster, Sebastian Matthews, and poets Rick Mulkey and Jennie Neighbors Additional faculty members include Vera Gomez, essayist John Lane, Lyn Riddle, and Patrick Whitfill and Susan Tekulve. The cost of the conference is $160. Lodging is available at Wofford College for $15 a night. For more information, call 864-577-9349 or visit


Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Writers Toolkit Workshops for Writers (and FREE!)

Writers Toolkit
Workshops for Writers
April 5, 2008
The Cultural Center


(Admission is free)

10am – 12 noon
Poetry Workshop – Doug Van Gundy from Elkins, WV

Historical Archives & the Writer – Geoffrey Fuller from South Charleston, WV

Whose View to Choose – Sandy Tritt from Parkersburg, WV

From Page to Screen – Robert Tinnell from Morgantown, WV

Light snacks will be available from 12 noon – 1pm

1pm – 3pm
Basics of Screenwriting – Daniel Boyd from Charleston, WV

Historical Archives & the Writer – Geoffrey Fuller from South Charleston, WV

Drop & Give Me 50: Prose Writing – Sandy Tritt from Parkersburg, WV

Graphic Novels – Robert Tinnell from Morganton, WV

Frog Creek Books will be available for book sales


Thursday, March 20, 2008

Colleen Anderson Workshops

WV Writers Colleen Anderson is leading several workshops around the state, and indeed the country, over the next few months. Here's a brief rundown of her events...

MAY 18-23: Elderhostel Creative Writing Workshop at Cedar Lakes, Ripley, WV

OCTOBER 6-12: Radio Essay Writing at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico

NOVEMBER 21-23: 2nd annual Women's Writing Weekend, Tygart Lake, WV

There's more information on her website:


Thursday, August 23, 2007

Belinda Anderson to teach Monroe Arts Alliance Workshop

(This information provided by WV Writers member and Monroe Arts Alliance representative Genevieve Sowards Gillen)

Have you ever thought about writing a family story? Or have you wanted to save an experience by writing about it? Has anyone ever said to you, "You should write a book!"

Here's your chance for a day of writing facilitated by local author Belinda Anderson. Belinda grew up in Monroe County and is one of today's leading Appalachian writers. Under her direction and guidance, numerous persons have had successful writing experiences. Some have gone on to write and publish books, both fiction and non-fiction. For the first time, the Monroe Arts Alliance has the opportunity to bring Belinda Anderson to Monroe County.

Saturday, September 22, 2007, the Monroe Arts Alliance is sponsoring a one-day workshop, "Intensive Writing," at Genevieve Gillen's Gallery on Swopes Knob, five miles from Union. The long view there oversees the ridges of four West Virginia counties.

Among her published works, Belinda Anderson is the author of The Well Ain’t Dry Yet and The Bingo Cheaters, both set in southern West Virginia. Belinda is a frequent presenter and speaker at conferences, libraries and book festivals. She was awarded special distinction in her promotion of writing here in West Virginia by West Virginia Writers, Inc.

Belinda Anderson conducts numerous writing classes and workshops throughout the state. This MAA workshop is limited to ten persons.

The Monroe Arts Alliance is delighted to make this learning experience in writing available to the public. The Monroe Arts Alliance, Inc., is a non-profit organization committed to community service through the promotion of the arts in Monroe County and the surrounding area. The purpose is exclusively charitable and for the enrichment of the general public.

The workshop begins with continental breakfast at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. The cost of the workshop is $40. For further details, contact Genevieve Gillen at 772-3305. Pre-registration is required.