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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