Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Kurt Rheinheimer Next Week's Writers Workshop Speaker

Kurt Rheinheimer of The Roanoker Magazine and a respected writer of short fiction will be the presenter at June's Arts Council of the Blue Ridge Writers Workshops series. This one is Tuesday (June 16) at Center in the Square, 2nd floor.

Kurt is known especially for his baseball fiction, which has been featured in a number of collections, and his Little Criminals was received well and reviewed favorably by The New York Times. He has been a popular fixture at the first two Roanoke Regional Writers Conferences and his tips on writing have been popular among local writers.

The class starts at 7 p.m. and it is free to everyone, regardless of writing skill or interest. Be sure to take a pen and pad to class. Call Rhonda Hale at the Arts Council to register (540-224-1205). Here's the schedule and the contact information:

June 16, 7-8:30 p.m. Kurt Rheinheimer-"Writing Short Fiction"

July 21, 7-8:30 p.m. Cara Modisett-"What Magazine Editors Want from You"

August 18, 7-8:30 p.m. Gene Marrano-"Freelance Writing in This Market"

September 15, 7-8:30 p.m. David Paxton, Lawyer-"Protecting Yourself Legally"

October 15, 7-8:30 p.m. Joe Schaban, CPA-"The Financial Side of Writing"

November 17, 7-8:30 p.m. Sharyn McCrumb, "Keepers of the Legends: Using History and Folklore in Novels and Short Stories."

Admission: FREE, except Sharyn McCrumb's class, which costs $10.

For more information or to register for these free workshops please contact:

Rhonda Hale or 540-224-1205

The Arts Council of the Blue Ridge

20 Church Ave. SE, Roanoke, VA 24011

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