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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.

Please write "2017" on the membership form.



Ligonier Valley Writers Calendar of Events 2017

May 1. Loyalhanna Review submission deadline. (Reading period is February 1-May 1.)  Check LVWonline.org for guidelines.

May 13. LVW presents the all-day Laurel Highlands Paranormal Conference and Horror Writing Fest at the the Scottdale Volunteer Fire Department Hall.  LVW presents the all-day Laurel Highlands Paranormal Conference and Horror Writing Fest.  Speakers include Stan Gordon, Ed Kelemen, and Stephanie M. Wytovich.

June 10, 9:30-1:30 p.m.: LVW partners with the Westmoreland Museum of American Art to present a workshop on writing inspired by art at. 

July 22. Loyalhanna Review publication party.  Details TBA.  Ligonier Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (SAMA).   Garden and art tours, wine, hors d’oeuvres, readings, and camaraderie.

August 15. Deadline for submissions to Flash Fiction Contest.  Cash prizes and readings of the winning entries.  The topic this year is haunted objects.  Check the LVW website for guidelines. 

September 10, 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.

Fall, date TBA: Workshop on writing a credo (an Edward R. Murrow-style "What I believe"), taught by Jim Busch.  Details TBA.

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

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