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22nd ANNUAL WEST VIRGINIA WRITERS’ WORKSHOP SCHEDULE 

JULY 19-22, 2018

Thursday, July 19, 2018

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

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

Noon – 12:45 p.m. Welcome Lunch, E. Moore Hall, first floor.

12:45 – 2:00 p.m. A craft talk by Mark Brazaitis, followed by an impromptu writing exercise (dedicated to longtime WVWW participant Shann Palmer), followed by an impromptu reading of participant work. E. Moore Hall, first floor.

2:30 – 5:00 p.m. Workshops
High School – Natalie Sypolt, Colson Hall, room 130
Poetry—Marc Harshman, Colson Hall, room G10
Nonfiction—Mark Brazaitis, Colson Hall, room 106
Fiction—Leslie Pietrzyk, Colson Hall, room 223

Dinner (on your own).

8:00 p.m. Readings by Mark Brazaitis and TBA, Colson Hall, room 130. Reception (featuring free Appalachian healing foods) and booksigning to follow.

Friday, July 20, 2018

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast, Honors Hall

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

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

Noon–1:00 p.m. Writing exercise and impromptu reading, E. Moore Hall, first floor.

1:30-2:30 p.m. Lunch on your own.

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Workshops
High School—Natalie Sypolt, Colson Hall, room 130 
Poetry—Marc Harshman, Colson Hall, room G10 
Nonfiction—Mark Brazaitis, Colson Hall, room 106 
Fiction—Leslie Pietrzyk, Colson Hall, room 223

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

8:00 p.m. Readings by Marc Harshman and Leslie Pietrzyk, Colson Hall Room 130. Reception and booksigning to follow.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast, Honors Hall

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

10:30 – 11:45 a.m. A craft talk by Leslie Pietrzyk, Colson Hall, room 130.

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

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. A reading by Natalie Sypolt and Jason Kapcala, Colson Hall, room 130.

3:00 –  5:00 p.m. Workshops
High School—Natalie Sypolt, Colson Hall, room 130 
Poetry—Marc Harshman, Colson Hall, room G10 
Nonfiction—Mark Brazaitis, Colson Hall, room 106 
Fiction—Leslie Pietrzyk, Colson Hall, room 223

5:15 – 6:30 p.m. Free time

6:30 p.m. Dinner at location to be determined

7:15 p.m. Open mike reading by West Virginia Writers’ Workshop participants. Location to be determined

Sunday, July 22, 2018

8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast, Honors Hall

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

10:00 – 11:15 a.m. Panel on publishing. Learn how and where to publish your writing. Colson Hall Room 130.

11:15 a.m. Sorrowful and sweet goodbyes.