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21st Annual West Virginia Writers’ Workshop Schedule
July 20-23, 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Literary Journal Display, Colson Hall, first floor

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. General Registration; WVU Bookstore on site, E. Moore Hall, first floor

Noon – 2:00 p.m. Welcome Lunch E. Moore Hall. A craft talk, “The Five Magic Doors to Marvelous Writing,” by Mark Brazaitis.

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Impromptu writing exercise (dedicated to longtime WVWW participant Shann Palmer) led by Mark Brazaitis, followed by impromptu reading. E. Moore Hall, first floor.

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Workshops
High School – Natalie Sypolt, Colson Hall, room 130
Poetry—Geffrey Davis, Colson Hall, room G10
Nonfiction—Mark Brazaitis, Colson Hall, room 106
Fiction—Courtney Brkic, Colson Hall 223
Narrative Medicine—Renée Nicholson, Colson Hall G18

Dinner (on your own)

8:00 p.m. Readings by Geffrey Davis and Courtney Brkic, Colson Hall Room 130. Reception and booksigning to follow.

Friday, July 21, 2017

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast, Piano Lounge, Stalnaker Hall

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Literary Journal Display, Colson Hall, first floor

9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. A craft talk TBA. E. Moore Hall, first floor.

10:45 a.m. – noon. A craft talk with Geffrey Davis. E. Moore Hall, first floor.

Lunch (on your own)

1:30 p.m. Readings by Renee Nicholson and TBA, E. Moore Hall.

2:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Workshops
High School—Natalie Sypolt, Colson Hall, room 130
Poetry—Geffrey Davis, Colson Hall, room G10
Nonfiction—Mark Brazaitis, Colson Hall, room 106
Fiction—Courtney Brkic, Colson Hall 223
Narrative Medicine—Renée Nicholson, Colson Hall G18

5:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Free time and dinner on your own

8:00 p.m. Readings by Mark Brazaitis and James Harms, Colson Hall Room 130. Reception and booksigning to follow.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast, Piano Lounge, Stalnaker Hall

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Literary Journal Display, Colson Hall, first floor

9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. A craft talk with TBA. Colson Hall, room 130.

10:30-11:45 a.m. A craft talk by Courtney Brkic, Colson Hall, room 130.

12:00-1:15 p.m. A reading by Natalie Sypolt and WVWW high-school participants. (Free lunch for all who attend.)

1:30-2:30 p.m. A reading TBA, Colson Hall, room 130.

2:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. Workshops
High School—Natalie Sypolt, Colson Hall, room 130
Poetry—Geffrey Davis, Colson Hall, room G10
Nonfiction—Mark Brazaitis, Colson Hall, room 106
Fiction—Courtney Brkic, Colson Hall 223
Narrative Medicine—Renée Nicholson, Colson Hall G18

5:15-6:30 p.m. Free time

6:30 p.m. Dinner at Mother India Restaurant: 40 High Street. (End of High Street before you reach the bridge. Mother India is in the strip mall on the left side as you’re facing the bridge.)

7:15 p.m. Open mike reading by West Virginia Writers’ Workshop participants. Location: Mother India Restaurant. (Those not signed up for the dinner are welcome to attend and participate in the reading at 7:15 p.m.)

Sunday, July 23, 2017

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast, Piano Lounge, Stalnaker Hall

8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Literary Journal Display, Colson Hall, first floor

9:30 – 10:45 a.m. Panel on publishing. Learn how and where to publish your writing. Location: Colson Hall Room 130.

10:45 a.m. —- Sorrowful and sweet goodbyes.
Composition & Rhetoric
Creative Writing
Literary and Cultural Studies
Professional Writing and Editing
advising
the WVU Writing Center

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