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20th Annual West Virginia Writers’ Workshop Schedule
July 21-24, 2016

Thursday, July 21, 2016

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, “Image is Everything,” 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—Shara McCallum, Colson Hall, room G10
Nonfiction—Mark Brazaitis, Colson Hall, room 106
Fiction—Jacinda Townsend, Colson Hall 223

Dinner (on your own)

8:00 p.m. Readings by Shara McCallum and Jacinda Townsend, Colson Hall Room 130. Reception and booksigning to follow.

Friday, July 22, 2016

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 with Renee Nicholson, “The Origins of Connection: The Relationships Others Have On and With Your Writing.” E. Moore Hall, first floor.

10:45 a.m. – noon. A craft talk with Ann Claycomb, “The Mockingbird Test: the key role of perspective in taking YA lit from good to great.” E. Moore Hall, first floor.

Lunch (on your own)

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

2:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Workshops
High School—Natalie Sypolt, Colson Hall, room 130
Poetry—Shara McCallum, Colson Hall, room G10
Nonfiction—Mark Brazaitis, Colson Hall, room 106
Fiction—Jacinda Townsend, Colson Hall 223

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

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

Saturday, July 23, 2016

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 Howard Owen, “How to Start a Writing Career After 40,” Colson Hall, room 130.

10:30-11:45 a.m. A panel on public performance of poetry and prose and plays with David Hassler, Ethel Morgan Smith, and Alonzo LaMont, 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 by David Hassler, Alonzo LaMont, and Howard Owen, Colson Hall, room 130.

2:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. Workshops
High School—Natalie Sypolt, Colson Hall, room 130
Poetry—Shara McCallum, Colson Hall, room G10
Nonfiction—Mark Brazaitis, Colson Hall, room 106
Fiction—Jacinda Townsend, Colson Hall 223

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 24, 2016

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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September 22: Alysia Burton Steele Reading, 7:30 p.m., Media Innovation Center, 4th Floor, Evansdale Crossing

October 5: Heather Hartley Reading, 7:30 p.m., 130 Colson Hall

October 10: Valerie Boyd Reading (Virginia Butts Sturm Writer-in-Residence), 7:30 p.m., Robinson Reading Room, WVU Downtown Library

October 24: Beth Macy Reading, 7:30 p.m., 130 Colson Hall

November 17: Professional Writing and Editing Poster Display in 130 Colson Hall, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. – presentation at 4:00 p.m.

November 17: Alan Parker Reading, 7:30 p.m., Robinson Reading Room WVU Downtown Library

TBA: English 418 Capstone Reading, 4:00 p.m.,130 Colson Hall