Morehead Writing Project

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2017 Spring Writing Retreat Set For April 1

Are you a fool for writing?

Kentucky Folk Art Center, 102 West 1st St., Morehead

Come join the Morehead Writing Project on Saturday, April 1, for some Mad-Cap Writing, Eckphrastic poetry, and a session with the Red House Writers.

No foolin’ this is going to a wonderful day to be a writer in Morehead, Kentucky!

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Kentucky Folk Art Center (102 West 1st St. in Morehead) and our day will kick off at 9 a.m. We will break for lunch on our own at 11:30 a.m. but the Fuzzy Duck is offering us a soup/sandwich special. We will wrap up our day with a reading and share out at 4:30.

Registration for the Writing Retreat is $50 and does not include lunch. All participants will receive a notebook and pen and enough writing to make anyone giddy with glee. Teachers will receive six hours of professional development credit.

The afternoon will feature two special offerings.

Dr. Joel B. Peckham, Jr., Assistant Professor of Regional Literature and Creative Writing at Marshall University

Immediately following lunch poet Joel Peckham will take us on a eckphrastic poetry writing tour of the Kentucky Folk Art Center.

Peckham is an Assistant Professor of Regional Literature and Creative Writing at Marshall University. A scholar of American Literature and a creative writer as well as a former Fulbright Scholar, his reviews, essays, scholarly articles, and poetry have been published in numerous journals throughout the United States and Canada.

The Red House Writers will follow that session with more writing as well as tips for forming writing groups.  The Red House Writers are a writing group that formed through their affiliation at Marshall University and have been meeting in Huntington, West Virginia, since summer 2011. Members include Mary Moore, Rachael Peckham, S. Diane Wellman, and Marie Manilla. Their writing includes poetry, novels, short stories and creative nonfiction.  Their members have won awards, published books, and their work has appeared in literary journals, the latter including Tupelo Quarterly, Birmingham Poetry Review, Still: The Journal, Prairie Schooner, Mississippi Review, Calyx, Poetry and others.

Please join us after the Writing Retreat for a reading and book signing at Coffeetree Books featuring Joel Peckham and The Red House Writers from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Check out how we spent our day at the Fall 2016 Writing Retreat

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