2014 Symposium Schedule

Appalachian Heritage Writers Symposium
Southwest Virginia Community College
King Community Center
Richlands, Virginia

“Enhancing Pride in Appalachian Literature and Culture”

Friday, June 13, 2014

8:00 – 8:30 – Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:50 – Welcome and Opening Remarks, Dr. Mark Estepp, President Southwest Virginia Community College

8:50 – 9:00 – Break

9:00 – 10:00 – First Session

Conference Room One
♦♦Dr. Delilah O’Haynes — Non Fiction
Conference Room Two
♦♦Leigh Ann Hoover — Children’s Literature
Conference Room Three
♦♦Dr. Amy Clark — Appalachian Speak
Art Gallery
♦♦M. C. Crane — Playwright

10:00 – 10:15 – Break

10:15 – 11:15 – Second Session

Conference Room One
♦♦Dr. Ron Rumburg — Writing Biography
Conference Room Two
♦♦Jane Hicks — Poetry
Conference Room Three
♦♦Col. Charles Whitt — Marketing
Art Gallery
♦♦Hazel Bostic — Writing Dialogue

11:15 – 12:30 Lunch

12:30 – 1:30 – Third Session

Conference Room One
♦♦Dr. Delilah O’Haynes — Non Fiction
Conference Room Two
♦♦Leigh Ann Hoover — Children’s Literature
Conference Room Three
♦♦Dr. Amy Clark — Appalachian Speak
Art Gallery
♦♦M. C. Crane — Playwright

1:30 – 1:45 – Break

1:45 – 2:45 – Fourth Session

Conference Room One
♦♦Dr. Ron Rumburg — Writing Biography
Conference Room Two
♦♦Jane Hicks — Poetry
Conference Room Three
♦♦Col. Charles Whitt — Marketing
Art Gallery
♦♦Hazel Bostic — Writing Dialogue

2:45 – 3:00 – Break

3:00 – 4:00 – Open Mic

Room One — Poetry
Room Two — Fiction
Room Three — Nonfiction

4:00 – 5:00 – Book signing and reception with keynote speaker and workshop presenters, upstairs lobby. Open to the public.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

8:00 – 9:00 – Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 10:30 – Creative Writing Exercises

Room One — Vickie Umbarger “Conflict”
Room Two — Ramona Fletcher “Point of View”
Room Three — Tim Holder “Good Beginnings”

10:30 – 10:45 – Break

10:45 – 11:45 – Fiction Workshop

Lisa Alther — Auditorium

11:45 – 12:00 – Break

12:00 – 2:00 – Banquet, followed by keynote and presentation of writing contest awards.

President and Mrs. Mark Estepp, the faculty and staff of Southwest Virginia Community College, and the Appalachian Authors Guild/A Chapter of Virginia Writers Club sincerely hope you enjoyed the Appalachian Heritage Writers Symposium and your visit to our beautiful region.

2 thoughts on “2014 Symposium Schedule

  1. Looking forward to another wonderful symposium this year. Thank you for making this available to us to learn more about being an author and publishing our work. I am looking forward to the marketing tips this year. See you soon:)

  2. Thanks for your comments and thanks for coming on-board. This symposium gets better every year. I start looking forward to the symposium right after Christmas. I feel like I get another present in June because of this symposium.

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