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Saturday, April 24, 2010

West Virginia Writers, Inc,, taking part in FestiVAL events!

West Virginia Writers, Inc. is proud to be part of Charleston’s FestivAll events!

“The Many Paths to Publishing.” Are you dreaming of becoming a published author? Do you wonder how to get included in those lovely literary magazines with your poetry, short stories and essays? Come hear a panel of publishing experts at Taylor Books in Charleston on Capital Street June 19, from 2-4 p. m.

Panelists include the representatives from Woodland Press, Keith Davis and Michael Knost, who’ll speak about their award winning press and what they look for in a promising author. Woodland Press, LLC is a proud West Virginia company that focuses on Appalachian-based stories that uphold and encourage the rich culture and colorful history of Appalachia. Some of their recent books: Dark Tales of Terror, Writers Workshop of Horror (winner of the 2010 Bram Stoker award), Tale of the Devil: a biography of Devil Anse Hatfield.

Also available is Thomas McKenna, who began the quarterly, literary magazine Holler, which focuses on poetry and short prose. Come learn what the magazine seeks from writers to increase your chances for inclusion.

Cathy Teets, with Headline Books in Terra Alta, WV, offers full service publishing. Find out what that means as she speaks about what they offer and what they seek from writers.



On June 23, 7 p.m., at Taylor Books: “Seeking the Swan: showcasing West Virginia Writers,” A reading by the winning writers from West Virginia Writers annual contest for the past several years, collected in a beautiful presentation in the anthology, Seeking the Swan. Come hear these winners read. A few you may know: Geoff Fuller, Eddy Pendarvis, Larua Bently, Llewellyn McKernan, to name a few. All quality writers and readers you’ll enjoy hearing. Sale of the anthology will follow the reading.

Moderated by Cat Pleska

All events free and open to the public.