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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Dying to Write WV Horror Writers Conference

Dying to Write the retreat to attend if you are a writer of horror, supernatural,
dark fiction and thrillers!

DATES: April 1 ~ 3, 2011
Canaan Valley Resort
Davis, West Virginia



5:00pm – 6:00pm: Check in/registration. Check in at the lodge registration desk for your rooms and they will direct you to the downstairs meeting room for the conference registration.

8:00pm til they throw us out!: Kick off the retreat with our Mayhem Mixer Costume Party (aka: meet & greet thriller) dress in your best literary horror haute couture and join us in the Laurel Lounge for a cash bar mixer. Fan-voted awards given for the most creative costumes on Sunday morning.


10:00am – 12:00pm: Guest Speaker: Michael Knost Workshop Topic: TBD

12Noon – 3:30pm: R.I.P. (rest, read, relax in peace) This is your down time to enjoy the eerily haunting beauty of your surrounding, catch up on your sleep from staying up late with the lights on, or grab a bite to eat.

3:30pm – 5:30pm: Guest Speaker: To be arranged.

5:30pm – 8:00pm: R.I.P. (rest, read, relax in peace)

8:00pm – 10:00pm (or later): “Haunted History and the Paranormal.” Learn how to research, explore and write about the darker side of history with paranormal investigator and author, Sherri Brake. Weather permitting,Sherri will follow her class with a ghost hunt through the valley. Bring a flashlight & weather-appropriate clothing.

Sunday, APRIL 3, 2011
9:00am – 10:00pm: Closing & prizes awarded.

Retreat Cost is $169 per person and does not include lodging, meals or beverages (cash bar.) Registration fee includes: Participation in all retreat events listed above. If you are staying at the lodge, all resort amenities are included with your room.

To reserve your room at Canaan Valley Resort: Lodge rooms are available for the Dying to Write Retreat at a special rate of $49 a night per person (excludes taxes and resort fees.) Contact the resort directly at 304-866-4121. Be sure to mention the Dying to Write Conference when you call.

Shopping:Our speakers will have their books and merchandise for sale at the Retreat, so bring plenty of spending money.

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