Young writers wanted.

West Virginia high school students are invited to apply for the eighth annual West Virginia Writers’Workshop July 22-25 at West Virginia University. WVU ’s Department of English is organizing the workshop.

Twelve West Virginia high school students will be selected to receive full scholarships, which cover tuition and lodging. However, those students not selected for the scholarships may attend at a reduced fee of $180 (tuition). Three-day dormitory lodging totals $64.74.

Students attending the conference will get pointers from nationally renowned writers and faculty and graduate students in WVU ’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program. Activities include three days of workshops, author readings, craft classes and one-on-one instruction.

Students interested in applying to the West Virginia Writers’Workshop high school program should send a typed writing sample (3-5 poems or up to 15 pages of prose) along with their name, address, home phone, e-mail, and the grade and high school they will be attending in the fall to Bonnie Anderson, WVU Department of English, P.O. Box 6296, Morgantown, WV 26506 -6296. Applications must be postmarked by Friday, May 21.

To request a brochure, e-mail Anderson at or call 304-293-3107 ext. 404. To speak with the conference director, e-mail James Harms at or call 304-293-3107 ext. 451. The conference Web site is