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LVW is an all-volunteer nonprofit group serving writers and readers throughout western Pennsylvania.  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.  And please like LVW on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ligonier-Valley-Writers/124601614313835.

Dues Are Due

It's membership renewal time.  If you're not already a member of Ligonier Valley Writers, please consider joining.  You'll get into nearly every event at a discount (some are even free to members), and you'll support an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that has been working hard for nearly thirty years to bring inspiring, useful workshops, talks, and publication opportunities to writers and readers throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.  Dues have remained steady at only $30 for many years.  Please send your check, made out to Ligonier Valley Writers, to PO Box B, Ligonier, PA 15658.



Ligonier Valley Writers Calendar 2018

Dues are due for 2018.
$30 per year; you can download a membership application from LVWonline.org.  Benefits include free admission to most LVW events.

January 2018.  Call for Student Poetry Contest entries for students in grades 4-12.  Cash prizes in 30 categories, no entry fee, and an awards ceremony and booklet of all the winning poems.

February 18, 3:00-5:00 pm. Workshop on writing a credo (an Edward R. Murrow-style "This I believe"), taught by Jim Busch.  St. Michael’s Church, Rector.

March 11. Deadline for Student Poetry Contest.

March 17, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Joint workshop with Fort Ligonier on "Making Your Writing Come Alive through History."  Speakers will be Audrey Iacone, Marge Burke, and Jim Busch.

April 28, 4:00-5:00 pm. Student Poetry Awards Ceremony at Barnes & Noble.  The winning poets in grades 4-12 will read their work to the audience.  LVW will have a bookfair at B&N.

May 1. Loyalhanna Review submission deadline.  (Reading period is February 1-May 1.)

July, date TBA, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Loyalhanna Review publication party.  Ligonier Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (SAMA).  Garden and art tours, wine, hors d’oeuvres, readings, and camaraderie.

August 15. Deadline for submissions to fourteenth annual Flash Fiction Contest.  Cash prizes and readings of the winning entries.

September 16, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Annual Ligonier Valley Writers potluck picnic.  St. Michael’s Church, Rector.  Attendees are invited to read from their work in progress.

October. Readings of the winning Flash Fiction stories at local venues.  Details TBA.

December 2, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Annual LVW Christmas Party.  St. Michael’s Church, Rector.

Please check www.LVWonline.org for the latest info and date confirmations.