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Flash Fiction

LVW Presents Flash Fiction Readings and a Chat with Mystery Authors

You are cordially invited to attend a reading of the six winning stories in LVW's Flash Fiction Contest. It takes place on Halloween, October 31, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Craftique Collections in Greensburg (770 East Pittsburgh St.).  This year's topic is It.  The event is free and open to the public.  Don't miss a single pounding heartbeat.

After the readings, local writers will chat with the public about what it's like to write, publish, and market mystery novels.  Come visit with these writers to discuss your favorite mystery novels and your ideas for plots and characters.  They will also autograph their books if you ask.  Their books and books by other local authors are available at the Book Nook at Craftique.

All of these authors and more have contributed stories to the anthology The Phantom Detectives on Holiday, the third in a series, publication in progress.  The Phantom Detectives anthologies are published by the Greensburg Writers Group as a fundraiser for Ligonier Valley Writers.

Loyalhanna Review 2015

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Ligonier Valley Writers is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that has been serving writers and readers throughout western Pennsylvania since 1986.

For thoughts on writing and some great recommendations of writers you'll enjoy, visit LVW's blog, maintained by Jim Busch, at http://ligoniervalleywriters.blogspot.com.

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Ligonier Valley Writers

Ligonier Valley Writers is celebrating 27 years of serving writers and readers throughout western Pennsylvania.  For more about LVW events, publications, and writing contests, visit this website often.  The next major event will be the Student Poetry Contest, which offers cash prizes to poets in grades 4-12.

Ligonier Valley Writers is a non-profit writers group in Southwestern Pennsylvania which encourages interest in the written word and the continued perfecting of the art and craft of writing.

Ligonier Valley Writers sponsors workshops, programs, and the Loyalhanna Review is the literary journal published each year by the Ligonier Valley Writers.  Check for submission guidelines on the Loyalhanna Review section.  The 2014 edition is now available online.

For LVW services and activities, click one of the menu buttons to the left.

Questions about writing or getting published?  Ligonier Valley Writers has resources of experienced published writers in most genres who would be glad to respond to your questions.  If one of us can't come up with some good advice, we can probably point you in a good direction.  Try us out.  Just click Email on the menu and follow the links.

New members are always welcome!  Join now for full benefits in 2015.

We depend on the much appreciated financial support of members and donors.  Without it, our many programs could not have been developed.  Contact us with the email link on the rightside of this page.

You may know of the many member benefits LVW dues help fund, but you may not know how valuable your financial support is in promoting a literary presence in our region that encourages all aspects of the written word, both for writers and readers.

1. The Loyalhanna Review is the literary journal published by the Ligonier Valley Writers.  It is an ongoing expense but one that is a valuable advocate for regional writers and readers.

2. As this new website continues to develop, it will provide online services for the general public and special features exclusively for members.

3. Ligonier Valley Writers depends on volunteers to maintain the organization, serve on committees, and do other work necessary to keep the organization functioning.  If you would like to volunteer, please email a message to the Secretary.

As you can see, yearly dues are critically important to the success of Ligonier Valley Writers.  Many thanks for your past and continuing support.

Because we get many messages, if you request an email response please make certain that your email service will accept the reply.  This organization is run by volunteers and it is time-consuming for those answering your questions to register at different sites just to get a message to you.