High School Workshop
Featuring Natalie Sypolt, Workshop Faculty
BE INSPIRED: START YOUR WRITER’S JOURNEY THIS SUMMER AT WVU.
LIMITED SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR WEST VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOL WRITERS.
With workshops designed with the budding writer in mind, join WVU MFA grad and veteran creative writing teacher Natalie Sypolt. Attend craft discussions with the WVWW participants while focusing on generating new stories, poems, and more in a smaller, supportive setting. Nurture your writer’s voice with activities that will expand your imagination, meet new friends, and share your work at the WVWW open mic.
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTORNatalie Sypolt lives and writes in West Virginia. She received her MFA in fiction from West Virginia University in 2005 and currently teaches writing at WVU. Her work has appeared in literary journals including Kenyon Review Online, Willow Springs Review, The Queen City Review, Flashquake, Potomac Review, Oklahoma Review, and Kestrel. Natalie’s writing has received several awards, including the 2009 West Virginia Fiction Award from Shepherd University, judged by Silas House and the 2009 Betty Gabehart Prize sponsored by the Kentucky Women’s Writers Conference. Her stories have also been honored by writers Ann Pancake, Amy Greene, and Bobbie Ann Mason. Her story “Love, Off to the Side” (published in Still: The Journal) was short listed for the 2010 Pushcart Prize. Natalie also serves as an editor for the Anthology of Appalachian Writers.