2016 Symposium Schedule

Appalachian Heritage Writers Symposium
Charles R. King Community Center

Southwest Virginia Community College
Richlands, Virginia

“Enhancing Pride in Appalachian Literature and Culture”

Friday, June 10, 2016

8:00-   8:30  RegistrationContinental Breakfast in lobby of King Center

8:30-   8:50  Welcome in the auditorium

8:50-   9:00  Break

9:00- 10:00 First Sessions:

**Room A- Bob Land: Editing

**Room B- K.R. Thompson: Fantasy

**Room C- Donna Watson: Marketing

**Art Gallery- Kathy Shearer: Nonfiction

10:00-10:15  Break

10:15- 11:15  Second Sessions:

**Room A- Chuck Thompson: Fiction/Mystery

**Room B- Shannon Smith: Graphic Novels

**Room C- Dr. Joseph Bathanti: Memoir

**Art Gallery- Dr. Rob Merritt: Poetry

11:15- 12:30  Lunch in any of the session rooms

12:30-  1:30  Third Sessions:

**Room A- Bob Land: Editing

**Room B- K.R. Thompson: Fantasy

**Room C- Donna Watson: Marketing

**Art Gallery- Kathy Shearer: Nonfiction

1:30-  1:45  Break

1:45-  2:45  Fourth Sessions:

**Room A- Chuck Thompson: Fiction/Mystery

**Room B- Shannon Smith: Graphic Novels

**Room C- Dr. Joseph Bathanti: Memoir

**Art Gallery- Dr. Rob Merritt: Poetry

2:45- 3:00  Break

3:00- 4:00  Keynote speaker’s workshop in the auditorium

4:00- 5:00  Reception/Book signing (presenters and keynote speaker) in the Art Gallery

Saturday, June 11, 2016

8:00-  9:00 Registration/Continental Breakfast in lobby of King Center

9:00-10:30  Panel discussion: Exploding the Myths of Writing

**Moderator: Greg Horn

**Panel: Dr. Rob Merritt, Donna Watson, Linda Hoagland

10:30-10:45  Break

10:45- 11:45  Storytelling with Gary Varner in the auditorium

11:45- 12:00  Break

12:00-  2:00  Banquet, keynote address, writing contest awards