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2017 Writers’ Day

July 28 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Writers’ Day is a day-long series of workshops on a variety of writing genres: fiction, non-fiction, poetry and playwriting, culminating in a “Words and Music” celebration in the evening. This year’s participants include writers John Hardy, Jim Minick, Thorpe Moeckel, and Mark Powell, plus musicians Wyatt Rice and Claiborne Woodall.

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An Evening of Words and Music

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Heartwood, 1 Heartwood Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Friday, July 28, 2017 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Writers’ Day events will feature a grand finale showcase of readings by participants John Hardy, Jim Minick, Thorpe Moeckel, and Mark Powell. The authors will be accompanied by regional celebrities and award-winning guitar duo Wyatt Rice and Claiborne Woodall.

Rice and Woodall frequently play as a guitar duo together throughout the region. Wyatt Rice is a member of the Tony Rice Unit and a master of the new acoustic style of flat-picked guitar. He has frequently performed on the Grand Ole Opry and with numerous artists including Alison Krauss, Ricky Skaggs, and the Lonesome River Band. Claiborne Woodall has placed highly in several guitar competitions and performed with numerous acoustic groups throughout the region. He has performed at the Smithsonian Institution, NPR radio, Floydfest, Bristol Rhythm and Roots, and acoustic venues throughout the East.

Admission is $10 at the door or free for Writers’ Day participants.

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