BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. -- West Virginia Writers Inc. will hold its first Fall Writers Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Graceland Inn and Conference Center in Elkins.
The conference is limited to 75 attendees, so pre-registration is highly recommended. Prices, which include lunch, are $85 for nonmembers, $75 for members and $45 for seniors 62 and older, high school students and full-time college students. Students 13 or younger may attend free if accompanied by a paying adult. Their registration should be attached to the accompanying adult's registration. There is a $10 discount for registering before Oct. 15.
Courses will include both the craft and the business of writing. "Pass the Tissues" covers emotions in writing. "Discipline vs. Muse" explores inspiration and structure in poetry. Other topics are "Getting Your Novel Into Shape," "Avenues of Publishing" and "Writing and Submitting Fiction for Anthologies and Magazines."
For an online registration form, visit www.wvwriters.org/conference.html. For other questions, contact West Virginia Writers President Teresa Newsome at wvwp...@gmail.com or 304-601-2460. For a paper form, mail Wilma Acree, 1024 28th St., Vienna, WV 26105, or call 304-295-6599.
Lewisburg poetry jam
LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- A nationally ranked slam poet will join local poets in a free midweek poetry jam, starting at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at Harmony Ridge Gallery, downtown Lewisburg.