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Writing Class set to begin in mid-February

Jan. 30, 2014 @ 10:24 PM

HUNTINGTON -- A winter-spring Life Writing Class, directed by John Patrick Grace, will begin Saturday Feb. 15, at Star Federal Credit Union, 600 3rd Ave., Huntington, across from Bob Evans restaurant.

Class sessions will run for 10 weeks, and will take place from 10 a.m. to noon. The class fee is $185 for newcomers or $170 for returning students.

The class, now in its 45th edition, has led to the publication of 38 books by alumni since 2001, with some of those books winning national or regional awards.

Recent titles include "Butternut Moon" by Robin L. Ramey, a juvenile fiction based on a true story, and "Pinky's Great Adventure" by Don McGraw, a richly illustrated book for ages 8 to10.

Genres addressed by participants range from memoir to confessional to "how-to," to novels and short stories.

Grace is the director of Publishers Place, Inc., a not-for-profit regional publisher now in its 18th year. He is the author or coauthor of six nonfiction books and has published freelance work in The Atlantic Monthly, Time magazine, America magazine, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post and other periodicals. He writes a weekly column for the editorial page of The Herald-Dispatch.

To enroll or for further information, please call 304-617-1292 or 304-697-3236 or email publishersplace@gmail.com.

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