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Creative writing workshop to be presented Saturday in Charleston

Feb. 28, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

CHARLESTON -- The West Virginia Division of Culture and History in collaboration with the West Virginia Library Commission will present an intensive creative writing skills workshop from 9 a.m .to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston.

The free workshop include two, two-hour workshops from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m.. Sessions will feature two classes at the same time.

The morning options include: "Mapping Memoir: Family Life Placed in Time, History and Geography" with Cat Pleska; "Writing History -- Your Own!" with Anna Smucker; "Songwriting in the Folk Tradition" with Pete Kosky; and "What in the World is Geocaching?" with Robin Taylor.

Afternoon workshops will offer "Using Original Documents in Writing Family Histories" with Mary Glass; "West Virginia History - A Treasure Trove for Writers" with Smucker; "Writing Songs about History" with Kosky; and Taylor will repeat her workshop, "What in the World is Geocaching."

Participants should bring pens, pencils and writing tablets. They also are welcome to bring a bag lunch to eat from noon to 1 p.m., or visit one of several eateries available within one block of the Culture Center.

After lunch, there will be a panel discussion from 1 to 1:45 p.m. with all the presenters, moderated by John Paul Myrick, library development director for the West Virginia Library Commission, in the Norman L. Fagan West Virginia State Theater.

For more information about the Writers' Toolkit workshop, contact Caryn Gresham, deputy commissioner for the Division, at 304-558-0220.

For information about the Division's programs, events and sites, visit www.wvculture.org.