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Schedule

2019 Tentative Schedule

(subject to change)


23nd ANNUAL WEST VIRGINIA WRITERS’ WORKSHOP SCHEDULE 

JULY 18-21, 2019


Thursday, July 18, 2019

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, Rhododendron Room, Mountainlair.

Noon – 12:45 p.m. Welcome Lunch, Rhododendron Room, Mountainlair.

12:45 – 2:00 p.m. Wild and Wonderful Women Writers of West Virginia featuring Natalie Sypolt and Ann Pancake. Q&A and book signing to follow. Rhododendron Room, Mountainlair.

2:30 – 5:00 p.m. Workshops
High School – Natalie Sypolt
Poetry—Jeff Mann
Nonfiction—Sherrie Flick
Fiction—Michele Young-Stone

Dinner (on your own).

8:00 p.m. Readings by Keegan Lester, Sherri Flick and Michele Young-Stone, Colson Hall, room 130. Book signing to follow.


Friday, July 19, 2019

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

9:30 a.m.–10:30. Concurrent craft sessions (pick from options in science fiction, poetry, scene creation, etc. details soon!)

9:30 a.m.–10:30 High School Students: Creative Writing and College.

10:30-10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. - Noon. Creative Habits, Creative Life –Renée K. Nicholson

10:45 a.m. - Noon. High School Students: Appalachian Futures with Keegan Lester and Sally Deskins, Downtown Library

Noon–1:30 p.m. Lunch on your own.

1:30-2:45 p.m. First Book Panel. 

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Workshops
High School—Natalie Sypolt
Poetry—Jeff Mann
Nonfiction—Sherrie Flick
Fiction—Michele Young-Stone

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

8:00 p.m. Readings by Dave Housely, Renée K. Nicholson, and Jeff Mann. Colson Hall Room 130. Book signing to follow.


Saturday, July 20, 2019

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

9:30 –10:30 a.m. Concurrent craft sessions (pick from options in science fiction, poetry, scene creation, etc. details soon!).

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 – Noon. Dave Housely, founding editor of Barrelhouse, "What Are Literary Magazines and Why Should You Care?”

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

1:30 – 2:45 p.m. High School Reading and reception.

3:00 –  5:00 p.m. Workshops
High School – Natalie Sypolt
Poetry—Jeff Mann 
Nonfiction—Sherrie Flick
Fiction—Michele Young-Stone

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Free time

6:00 p.m.- 7:15 Dinner at Morgantown Brewing Company’s SPEAKEASY (private room!). Books will be available for purchased by faculty and featured guests.

7:30 p.m.-midnight Open mike reading by West Virginia Writers’ Workshop participants and reception to follow at SPEAKEASY (check it out at https://www.morgantownbrewing.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvKqurv714QIVTB-GCh1M6A-XEAAYASAAEgLvF_D_BwE#/Parties)


Sunday, July 21, 2019

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. Michele Young-Stone Query letter craft class.

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