The Raleigh County Public Library, the Beckley Friends of the Library and The Writers Group are sponsoring a writing workshop with noted, and award winning West Virginia author, Belinda Anderson.
The day-long seminar on writing Appalachian Prose and Poetry will be held on September 21th from 10am to 4pm at the Library on Kanawha Street in Beckley. The cost of the workshop is $25, and includes a light luncheon. Applications to attend and participate are available at the circulation desk at the Library. A limited number of scholarships will be available. Check with the front desk for details.
The workshop is directed to writers with some experience or a keen interest in bringing stories of Appalachia and its culture to the written page. Family stories, community events, retold stories are all subjects that might bring writers or aspiring writers to the seminar.
Belinda Anderson is an award-winning freelance writer, author of four books. Her first three books are short story collections: The Well Ain't Dry Yet, The Bingo Cheaters and Buckle Up, Buttercup. Her most recent book, Jackson Vs. Witchy Wanda; Making Kid Soup is a middle grade novel.
Her literary work was selected for inclusion on the first official literary map of West Virginia, published by Fairmont State University.
Belinda is a former newspaper reporter with a master's degree in liberal arts studies. With a background in journalism she has led seminars at the West Virginia Writers annual conference, has taught creative writing, has been selected as a mentor for the Monroe Arts Alliance and a Master Artist for the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. She is currently researching a commissioned project co-sponsored by Alderson Main Street: Wolf Creek Mountain: Remembering a Vanished People.
Space in the seminar is limited. Make your application soon and join us for this special event on September 21st.