the Holidays with Ligonier Valley Writers
Valley Writers will hold its annual Christmas party on Sunday, December
3, 2017, from 3 to 5 p.m. at St. Michael’s of the Valley Church in Rector. The event is free, and members of the public are welcome to read aloud from their own writing or just enjoy holiday fare and good conversation. Bring a covered dish or dessert if you like (though it’s not required), as well as any poem, story, essay, or holiday-related piece of writing you’d like to share. You’ll also have a chance to win raffle prizes ranging from holiday decorations to books.
We'll have the last few copies of the Loyalhanna Review, 2017 edition, to give away free at the party. You won't want to miss the carefully curated poems, essays, fiction, and artwork, most of them created by local talent.
If you can't make it to the party, check out past Reviews at www.LVWonline.org. The winning stories in LVW’s latest Halloween Flash Fiction contest will be posted on the website soon, as will pieces written by participants in LVW's joint workshop with Westmoreland Museum of American Art.
Want to get a jump on your Christmas presents? Phantom Detectives on Vacation, the anthology of seven mystery stories written by members of the Greensburg Writers' Group as a fundraiser for LVW, will be for sale at the party.
St. Michael's is located at 2535 Route 381 in Rector (Ligonier Township): (724) 238-9411. Ligonier Valley Writers is celebrating 28 years of serving writers and readers throughout western Pennsylvania. Check out our blog at http://ligoniervalleywriters.blogspot.com/.
If you'd like to get involved in putting together LVW talks, workshops, or publications, leave a note at www.LVWonline.org or contact Judith Gallagher at (724) 593-7294 or jgallagher@LVWonline.org. We’d love to know what kinds of programs you want to see. For more about LVW events, publications, and writing contests, visit this
website often. And watch this site for news on the 26th annual Student Poetry Contest, which begins in January and offers cash prizes to poets in grades 4-12.
Flash Fiction 2017
ANNOUNCEMENT THE WORLD HAS BEEN EAGERLY AWAITING!
RESULTS OF THE 2017 LIGONIER VALLEY WRITERS FLASH FICTION CONTEST!
judges have diligently pored over the entries, wracking their brains
to find those stories that stand out above the others. Entrants have
submitted from here and there, near and far. Every year the judging
gets more and more difficult as the quality of the entries gets
better and better.
For the second
year in a row, the winner is a first-time entrant into the contest,
as is one of the entries winning an honorable mention. The rest of
the winning entries come from authors who have entered the contest in
the past, again showing that practice makes perfect.
As the original
announcement said, every winning entry will receive a complimentary
one-year membership in the Ligonier Valley Writers as well as being
published on the website at www.lvwonline.org.
The first, second and third place winners will also receive cash
here they are ---
by Ryan McBriar of Warren, Pennsylvania
Cup Isn’t Haunted,
by Greg Beatty of Bellingham, Washington
by John Frochio of New Brighton, Pennsylvania
Alicia Stankay of Ambridge, Pennsylvania
Ka of Imen-Potek,
by Cindy Bartolotta of Monongahela, Pennsylvania
Jamie Brian, of Jeanette, Pennsylvania
readings of the Flash Fiction contest winners will take place on
October 26, 2017 from 6PM to 8PM at Dv8,
South Pennsylvania Ave., Greensburg, PA, and again on October 28 from
1PM to 3PM at Craftique
at 770 East Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg, PA. Some of the winning
authors will be present to read their winning entries.
local writers will chat about what it's like to write, publish, and
market books. Come visit with these writers to discuss your favorite
books and authors and your ideas for plots and characters. They will
their books if you ask. Their books and books by other local authors
are available at the Book Nook
Loyalhanna Review 2017
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Student Poetry Contest 2017
The winning students performed their poems aloud to an audience of proud family members, teachers and others. These talented young writers received ribbons, booklets containing all the winning poems, and cash prizes (which most of them promptly spent on books). Special congratulations to Faith McDowell and Nicole Fratrich, who won three awards each this year. Faith has won every year since 2013, including the McGough in 2013. Congratulations also to Mara Myers, who won two awards. Several other students are repeat winners. For the full list, please click on the button on the left.
Phantom Dectives On Vacation
If you missed the author signing, you may order the book from the Secretary
or at amazon.com
Loyalhanna Review 2017 Guidelines
Click the button on the
left for the contents page
Click the cover to read!
©18 November 2017