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Monday, October 09, 2006

A Night of Readings in Harpers Ferry


On Friday, October 13, beginning at 7 P.M., the Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library and the Arts and Humanities Alliance of Jefferson County will host “A Night of Readings,” a program honoring the Eastern-Panhandle winners of the 2005-2006 West Virginia Writers, Inc., Competition., the largest writing contest in the state of West Virginia. The goal of this competition, which has been held since 1982, is to expand and develop creative writing throughout the Mountain State.

The evening’s program will spotlight ten authors from Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan counties who will read short excerpts from their award-winning compositions. These authors include Helen Becker, Barbara June Appelgren, Carl Schultz, Lyn Widmyer, Ed Zahniser, and Jim Koenig from Jefferson County; Justin Batton, Elaine Breitenbach, and R. Dixon Bell from Berkeley County; and Sally Brinkman from Morgan County.

The emcee for the evening will be Joe McCabe from Falling Waters, a long-time member of West Virginia Writers, Inc., who will also provide valuable information about this organization and its annual competition as well as other writer’ groups in the tri-county area that might be of interest to budding authors in the audience.

The site of this program will be the newly expanded and renovated Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library, located at 151 Polk Street in Bolivar (behind the Harpers Ferry Middle School).

Without a doubt, this will be an evening of great fun, entertainment, and inspiration. So please come and join us in support of these talented West Virginia writers. For more information about this program, please contact the library at (304) 535-2301.