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24th ANNUAL WEST VIRGINIA WRITERS’ WORKSHOP SCHEDULE 

JULY 16-19, 2020


Thursday, July 16, 2020

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, followed by an impromptu reading of participant work. E. Moore Hall, first floor.

2:30-5:00 p.m. Workshops
High School —TBA, Colson Hall, room 130
Poetry—Erin Murphy, Colson Hall, room G10                                                     
Nonfiction—Mark Brazaitis, Colson Hall, room 106                                                 
Fiction—Patricia Henley, Colson Hall, room 223                                                

Dinner (on your own).

8:00 p.m. Readings by Mark Brazaitis and Ann Pancake, Colson Hall, room 130. Reception and book signing to follow.


Friday, July 17, 2020

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.

10:45 a.m.–noon. A craft talk with Patricia Henley, 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 —TBA, Colson Hall, room 130
Poetry—Erin Murphy, Colson Hall, room G10                                                     
Nonfiction—Mark Brazaitis, Colson Hall, room 106                                                 
Fiction—Patricia Henley, Colson Hall, room 223     

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

8:00 p.m. Readings by Patricia Henley and Erin Murphy, Colson Hall Room 130. Reception and book signing to follow.


Saturday, July 18, 2020

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 with Erin Murphy, 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 TBA, Colson Hall, room 130.

3:00-5:00 p.m. Workshops
High School—TBA, Colson Hall, room 130
Poetry—Erin Murphy, Colson Hall, room G10                                                     
Nonfiction—Mark Brazaitis, Colson Hall, room 106                                                 
Fiction—Patricia Henley, 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 19, 2020

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. Location: Colson Hall Room 130.

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