and West Virginia Library Commission present
The Writers' Toolkit
Free intensive creative writing workshops
Friday Evening Kickoff and Reception March 18. 2011 7:00 p.m.
Saturday Classes March 19, 2011 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Free and open to the public.
Friday Evening, March 18, 7:00 p.m.
Keynote Address with guest writer Mary Calhoun Brown, award-winning author of There Are No Words.
Her talk, "Inspired by Dr. Seuss," will address the important role of authors, songwriters and artists as a voice of positive change in the world, and how to use your work to create change in classrooms and beyond.
Saturday, March 19, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Writers' Toolkit will have two sessions of two-hour concurrent classes.
10:00 a.m. to noon
"Creative Writing: A Sensory Approach for Teachers, Students and Young Writers" with Mary Calhoun Brown
"Journalism Class" with Paul Nyden
"Taking Off the Training Wheels" with Sherrell Wigal
"Writing Speculation Fiction: Part One" with Michael Knost
Noon to 1:00 p.m. - Lunch
Bring your own or visit several eateries within a block of the Culture Center
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
"Creative Writing: Using Technology and Other Strategies to Enrich the Writing Process" with Mary Calhoun Brown
"Songwriting" with Kodac Harrison
"Writing Speculation Fiction: Part Two" with Michael Knost
Free and open to the public
Place: The Culture Center, State Capitol Complex, Charleston
For more information, call (304) 558-0220, or to see short bios and class descriptions, visit the Division's Web site at www.wvculture.org.
The Culture Center can be reached by traveling on Interstate 64/77. Take exit 99 (Greenbrier Street, State Capitol) down the hill. The Capitol Complex entrance is on the corner of Greenbrier and Washington streets.