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Robert Tinnell Screenwriting Workshop in January

Screenwriting Workshop

When: January 11 & 12, 2020
Where: Holiday Inn, Morgantown 1 1188 Pineview Dr, Morgantown, WV 26505 *see Lodging below for discounted room rates
Saturday, January 11, 2020 10am – 4pm
Sunday, January 12, 2020 10am -2pm
PRICE : $75 Open to the Public . Lunch Buffet from Atrias included

Workshop size is limited to 30. Please reserve early.

The West Virginia Filmmakers Guild is excited to announce our screenwriting workshop taught by writer/director and West Virginia native, Mr. Robert Tinnell.

Expect to get hands-on writing exercises designed to not only polish the work of writers with existing screenplays but also to give beginners a sense of the fundamental practices of screenwriting. Topics will include lectures on basic story and structure, character development, and attention to the details that can make the difference between success and rejection.

Robert will also cover the business side of the entertainment industry covering topics of the market, writer contracts, strategies of getting your foot in the door, and how to maintain a professional attitude throughout your career.

This is a great opportunity for all writers. We have been looking forward to this workshop for quite some time and hope that you take advantage of it!


Robert Tinnell Bio

Robert Tinnell is an American writer, film director and producer.
Robert directed such films as Feast of the Seven Fishes (2019), Frankenstein and Me (1996), and Kids of the Round Table (1995). His producer credits include Back Fork (2019), The Hunted (2013) and Surf Nazis Must Die (1987).

His graphic novel writing includes Flesh and Blood, The Living and The Dead, The Black Forest, The Wicked West, and the Eisner Award Nominee Feast of the Seven Fishes.

Special Thanks
We would like to thank the Charles R. Nailler Memorial Foundation for their on-going support. For the past three years, we are grateful to receive grants that helps us here at the West Virginia Filmmakers Guild continue to offer quality workshops that educate filmmakers at all levels of experience taught by working professionals in the entertainment industry.

Holiday Inn, Morgantown, 1188 Pineview Dr, Morgantown, WV 26505, (304) 241-6649

Discounted Rate: $80/ Night *Be sure to reference the WVFG Screenwriting Workshop

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Madam’s Creek–a Novel Makes its Debut

For those who enjoy Civil War history, romance, and a tale set in lush mountain settings, a new novel, Madam’s Creek, by Summers County resident (and WV Writers member) Betsy Reeder released mid-October. A launch party has been set for Saturday, November 11, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., at the Summers County Public Library.

Author Donna Meredith gave Madam’s Creek high praise, saying, “In the tradition of New York Times bestseller, Cold Mountain, Reeder delivers a richly satisfying tale set in the hills of what soon would become West Virginia. Madam’s Creek explores the power of love and the sting of betrayal in a land shattered by war. The magnificent landscape of the New River serves as backdrop for the tender love story of Marcus and Maylene, fully human characters sure to win your hearts.”

During the launch party, there will be a brief talk and reading at 1:30 by the author, followed by the opportunity for discussion and purchase of signed books.

Come on out for a celebration of our region, which has often been overlooked in its grit, beauty, and historic significance.

Madam’s Creek is available nationally in bookstores and online retailers as of October 15, 2017. Canterbury House Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-94540100-8, trade soft cover, $14.95.

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Double author signing in Fairmont this Saturday

Authors Lisa McCombs and Diana Walker, both members of West Virginia Writers, will hold a signing at Craft Connection in Fairmont, W.Va., this Saturday, January 14, 2017, from 11a-2p.

Come on by for refreshments, readings, and to meet these two writers.

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Author signing in Morgantown

WV Writers member R.G.Yoho will be among the authors signing books at Barnes & Noble in Morgantown, West Virginia, on November 12th, from 1-4 PM.

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Writer, editor, teacher and WV Writers member, G. Cameron Fuller has a new novel out through Woodland Press.  Full Bone Moon is a thriller based on the real 1970 decapitation-murders of two West Virginia University coeds.

Fuller grew up in Morgantown, and the disappearance of Mared Malarik and Karen Ferrell haunted him.  In 1976, Eugene Paul Clawson confessed to the crimes, but many believed he did not commit the murders. Absent a discovery of any credible leads by the police, the public rumor mill went crazy. The crime was committed by Satanists! The real murderer was the son of a prominent Morgantown family! The police knew who did it and were covering up the truth! These and many other rumors cropped up.

Full Bone Moon is a fictional thriller, what might have happened, part crime tale and part paranormal chiller, based on the rumors and the fears that gripped Morgantown: The WVU Coed Murders. As an article in the Charleston Gazette recently said, "What [Fuller's] come up with, he hopes, is a good scare with the flavor of a local urban legend."

"G. Cameron Fuller demonstrates an adroitness with language rarely seen in suspense and mystery novels and sets the bar higher for us all. Crafted by a terrific new voice in fiction, Full bone Moon's pacing, characterization, and settings are all wonderfully well wrought. In fact, Fuller's terrifying tale sneaks up on you and reveals itself as the best fiction I've read in years. Extremely talented work."

-- Robert W. Walker, author of City for Ransom, Children of Salem, and Titanic 2012

"Full Bone Moon is a bona fide gut-wrencher. Dark, smart, and quite honestly impossible to put down at three o'clock in the morning! G. Cameron Fuller shows us this gritty tale through the light of a full bone moon . . . and dares us to blink."

– Michael Knost, Bram Stoker Award-Winner and editor of Writers Workshop of Horror, Legends of the Mountain State, Specters in Coal Dust, and The Mothman Files

Order your copy now through Woodland Press or come see Geoff at the Charleston Book Festival, October 22 and 23, where he'll be signing copies of the book.

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Lee Maynard To Speak At FSU


West Virginia native and Crum author, Lee Maynard, will be giving a lecture at Fairmont State University. Don't miss this opportunity to meet an author of such caliber and character. It will be an enlightening lecture.

Mr. Maynard will be speaking October 5, at 7 pm in Colebank Hall Gym. Admission is free and open to the public for all of the events in the lecture series. Tickets are not required. For more information, call the Student Affairs Office at (304) 367-4215 .

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Robert Yoho signing

WV Writers member and author Robert Yoho will have a book signing on Saturday, June 25th, at the Framing Gallery in Grand Central Mall, in Vienna, West Virginia, from 1-4 PM. All four of his Western novels currently in print will be available there.

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Woodland Press authors to appear in Charleston

This Friday, May 27th, Borders Express, at Charleston Town Center, presents West Virginia Writers members and Woodland Press authors: Brian J. Hatcher and Frank Larnerd. The event is being held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Members of West Virginia Writers are encouraged to attend.

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Dwight Harshbarger speaks at Mountain State University

The Beckley Register Herald published an article about WV Writers' own Dwight Harshbarger speaking at Mountain State University, recently.

Read it for yourself HERE.

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