2014 Symposium Schedule

Appalachian Heritage Writers Symposium
Southwest Virginia Community College
Dellinger Hall
Richlands, Virginia

“Enhancing Pride in Appalachian Literature and Culture”

 

Friday, June 13, 2014

 

8:00 – 8:30 – Registration in the Front Lobby and Continental Breakfast

Ratliff Commons

 

8:30 – 8:50 – Welcome and Opening Remarks, Darrell Fleming – Chair of the AHWS Committee

Dellinger 118

 

8:50 – 9:00 – Break

 

9:00 – 10:00 – First Session

 

♦♦Dr. Delilah O’Haynes – “Writing the Real Story”

Dellinger 116

 

♦♦Leigh Ann Hoover – “Community Connection:  Connecting Children to the Community and

Literacy”

Dellinger 132

♦♦Dr. Amy Clark – “Appalachian Voices”

Dellinger 118
♦♦M. C. Crane – “Creating a Successful Production Company”

Dellinger 144

 

10:00 – 10:15 – Break

 

10:15 – 11:15 – Second Session

 

♦♦Dr. Ron Rumburg – “The Writing of Biography:  An Adventure and Labor of Love”

Dellinger 116
♦♦Jane Hicks – “A Critical Eye and a Critical Ear: Editing Your Poetry”

Dellinger 132
♦♦Col. Charles Whitt – “Marketing”

Dellinger 118
♦♦Hazel Bostic – “Dialogue:  Make it Real”

Dellinger 144

 

11:15 – 12:30 Lunch

Ratliff Commons

 

12:30 – 1:30 – Third Session

 

♦♦Dr. Delilah O’Haynes — “Writing the Real Story”

Dellinger 116
♦♦Leigh Ann Hoover – “Community Connection:  Connecting Children to the Community and

Literacy”

Dellinger 132
♦♦Dr. Amy Clark — “Appalachian Voices”

Dellinger 118
♦♦M. C. Crane – “Creating a Successful Production Company”

Dellinger 144

 

1:30 – 1:45 – Break

 

1:45 – 2:45 – Fourth Session

 

♦♦Dr. Ron Rumburg — “The Writing of Biography:  An Adventure and Labor of Love”

Dellinger 116
♦♦Jane Hicks – “A Critical Eye and a Critical Ear: Editing Your Poetry”

Dellinger 132
♦♦Col. Charles Whitt – “Marketing”

Dellinger 118
♦♦Hazel Bostic — “Dialogue:  Make it Real”

Dellinger 144

 

2:45 – 3:00 – Break

 

3:00 – 4:00 – Open Mic

 

♦♦Dellinger 116 – Poetry
♦♦Dellinger 118—Fiction
♦♦Dellinger 132—Nonfiction

 

4:00 – 5:00 – Book signing and reception with keynote speaker and workshop presenters, will be held in the main library area. Open to the public.

 

 

Saturday, June 14, 2014

 

8:00 – 9:00 – Registration in the Front Lobby and Continental Breakfast

Ratliff Commons

 

9:00 – 10:30 – Creative Writing Exercises

 

♦♦Dellinger 116– Vickie Umbarger “Conflict in Writing”
♦♦Dellinger 118– Ramona Fletcher “Point of View is not Accidental”
♦♦Dellinger 132– Tim Holder “Good Beginnings:  Starting with a Bang”

 

10:30 – 10:45 – Break

 

10:45 – 11:45 – Fiction Workshop with Lisa Alther  “Turning Anecdote into Fiction”

Dellinger 118

 

11:45 – 12:00 – Break

 

12:00 – 2:00 – Banquet in the Ratliff Commons, followed by keynote and presentation of writing contest

awards in Dellinger 118

Lisa Alther  “How an Appalachian Childhood Nurtures Future Writers”

 

 

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.

 

 

4 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.

  3. So happy that I have the chance to attend this year! I will be with my great aunt Delilah O’Haynes. I’m blessed to have this opportunity and I look forward to it even more with each passing day.

    • Autumn, we are looking forward to meeting you soon! It’s always such a joy having young writers attend the symposium to help further their writing skills. It will be an honor for all of us to have you here. Trish

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