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Dedication in Memoriam


 E. Kay Myers

Founding member of Ligonier Valley Writers, VITA Award winner, and tireless supporter of numerous civic organizations

Kay was the first editor of the Loyalhanna Review.  His eye for talent enabled him to provide knowledge, guidance, and fellowship to aspiring local writers for many years.  He was also the publisher of the magazine Around Latrobe and the newspaper The Ligonier Free Gazette and a columnist for the Latrobe Bulletin.  His voice and presence will be missed by Ligonier Valley Writers and the community at large.

From the Editor


LR 2012 Prose     LR 2012 Poetry     LR 2012 Art

 From the Editor

During this past year, Ligonier Valley Writers’ programs included an Artist and Author Book Fair at the Ligonier Valley Library, introducing sixteen presenters and local publisher Silverbear Graphics.  Our Flash Fiction Contest provided cash prizes and community readings.  We had guest speakers: a presentation on how to give a reading, programs on memoir writing, research techniques for nonfiction, the path from prewriting to publication, and a poetry workshop at Fort Ligonier.  Our student poetry contest garnered over 700 entries.  The readings and awards ceremony at Barnes & Noble was our largest to date.  This year our Loyalhanna Review publication party will be held at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, and the LVW Conference will enlist Westmoreland County Community College as we increase our outreach.

While twenty-six years for an all-volunteer arts organization is a rare accomplishment, Ligonier Valley Writers was founded for the benefit of the entire community.  We cannot continue to educate future writers and enhance the cultural life of our region without a strong financial base and a growing and active membership.  We welcome all readers as members.  We hope you will join our efforts.  We need you.

Ruth McDonald, Editor in Chief, The Loyalhanna Review