West Virginia University will host the sixth annual West Virginia WritersWorkshop Aug. 1-4.

The featured writers for this years workshop include Dawn Raffel, executive articles editor of O, The Oprah Magazine; David St. John, author of Study for the Worlds Body, which was a finalist for the National Book Award; poet Erin Belieu, author of One Above&One Below; and novelist Michael C. White, whose book, A Brothers Blood, was a New York Times NotableBook of 1996 and a Barnes and Nobel Discover Great New Writers nominee.

These faculty will lead workshops as well as offer one-on-one tutorials with the conference participants. Faculty participating in the conference by providing craft classes include Jeremy Countryman, managing editor of Ohio Universitys new literary magazine, Hotel Amerika; Ben Doyle, winner of the Walt Whitman Award for his first book of poetry, Radio, Radio; John Hoppenthaler, author of Lives of Water; and faculty authors Gail Galloway Adams, Mark Brazaitis and James Harms.

Several registration options are available for participants:

  • Full participation costs $270 and includes a place in a poetry, fiction or nonfiction workshop for three days; an intensive, one-on-one tutorial with the workshop leader; a welcome luncheon; and full access to all panels, craft classes and readings. (Deadline: Friday, June 28)
  • The four-day workshop also offers a reduced rate of $110 for participants who would like to attend the luncheon, panels, classes, lectures and/or readings without enrolling in a workshop/tutorial. (Deadline: Application must be postmarked by Friday, July 19)
  • Participants may also register by the day$40 per day on Thursday, Friday and/or Saturday (Deadline: Application must be postmarked by Friday, July 6.)
  • Housing in WVU ’s historic Stalnaker Hall is an additional $58.89 (double) or $117.72 (single)for all three nights.

Brochures and applications are available from the WVU Department of English by calling 304-293-3107, ext. 401; e-mailing kzybell@wvu.edu ; or visiting the website athttp://www.as.wvu.edu/wvww.