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Season's Greetings

Celebrate the Holidays with Ligonier Valley Writers

Ligonier Valley Writers will hold its annual Christmas party on Sunday, December 7, 2014, 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, to give away free at the party. If you can't make it, check out Reviews at www.LVWonline.org. The winning stories in LVW’s latest Halloween Flash Fiction contest will also be posted on the website soon.

St. Michael's is located at 2535 Route 381 in Rector (Ligonier Township): (724) 238-9411.

Ligonier Valley Writers is celebrating 27 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 the website. And watch the site for news on the 24th annual Student Poetry Contest, which begins in January and offers cash prizes to poets in grades 4-12.

Loyalhanna Review 2014

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Poetry Tutorials

Click on the button on the left to access the four poetry tutorials by Barbara J. Miller, internationally published author and faculty in Seton Hill University's Masters in Fine Arts Creative Writing Program.

Ligonier Valley Writers

Ligonier Valley Writers is celebrating 26 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 2012 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 2013.

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.

Student Poetry Contest

Twenty-five students from schools throughout western Pennsylvania were honored at Ligonier Valley Writers’ twenty-third annual Student Poetry Awards ceremony on Saturday, April 26, at the Barnes & Noble store in Greensburg.  The judges received several hundred entries from school students and homeschoolers throughout western Pennsylvania.