Looking for a Summer Writing Workshop? Look at West Virginia University!

Summer Writing Workshop Offers Discount to Peace Corps Writers

Anyone connected with the Peace Corps who writes (or would like to write) is invited–at a Peace Corps discount–to attend the West Virginia Writers’ Workshop July 18 to July 21 on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. This program is run by Mark Brazaitis (Guatemala 1990-93). Mark’s books include The Incurables: Stories and The River of Lost Voices: Stories from Guatemala. He directs the West Virginia Writers’ Workshop.

Mark Brazaitis Author & Director West Virginia Writers' Workshop

Mark Brazaitis Author & Director West Virginia Writers' Workshop

Over four productive and thrilling days, attendees will participate in intimate (no more than 12 people) writing workshops under the guidance of nationally recognized authors of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and screenplays, including RPCVs Sandra Meek (Botswana 1989-91) and Mark Brazaitis (Guatemala 1990-93); will engage in interactive craft talks; will listen to and participate in readings of creative work; and will learn how to navigate the sometimes intimidating world of publishing. In addition, attendees will have the chance to pitch their work to an

Sandra Meek, Poet

Sandra Meek, Poet

actual publisher!

Workshop tuition is normally $350. But if you’re an RPCV or otherwise connected to the Peace Corps, it’s only $300. Simply note your connection to the Peace Corps on your application. The application and other info are available here: http://english.wvu.edu/centers-projects/west-virginia-writers-workshop

Morgantown is located only 1 hour from Pittsburgh, 2 1/2 hours from Columbus (Ohio), and 3 1/2 hours from Washington, D.C.

You can connect with Mark Brazaitis directly at: Mark.Brazaitis@mail.wvu.edu

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