Starting in June of 2009, Southwest Virginia Community College, Appalachian Arts Center, and Appalachian Authors Guild/A Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club have presented an annual major writers conference at Southwest Virginia Community College. Building upon the success of the preceding conferences, plans are ongoing for the sixth Appalachian Heritage Writers Symposium to be held at Southwest Virginia Community College on June 12 and 13, 2015.
This website will be updated as decisions on presenters, the keynote speaker, scheduling and other information are made.
As with the previous conferences, the public will be invited to participate in writing contests. Keep checking back with the blog for upcoming information on both adult and youth contests.
The 2015 symposium will continue with the promotion of writers and authors to help preserve our history and culture through Appalachian literature, and encouragement of visitors to explore the rich heritage and natural beauty of the region.