What would an arts festival be without writing? Writers’ Day celebrates authors and aspiring writers as they unite to create, collaborate, and appreciate literature. Writers’ Day covers as many different genres as it can every year—from fantasy to historical fiction. While much of the literature is Appalachian inspired, all kinds of stories are welcome here. The authors who attend not only teach workshops for our guests, but they provide publishing advice to writers who are hoping to release a book of their own. Workshops vary from simply helping people brainstorm their writing topic to specific details like how to write a good hook or write strong dialogue. Even if you’re not a writer, it’s still a blast to come and share ideas with the other people in the workshops, inspiring an environment of creativity. You’d be surprised how encouraging it is to hear other people’s ideas, both professional and non-professional. The committee is still working out what kind of events and workshops the Festival will have this time around, but have no doubt that they will be chock-full of innovative ideas from diverse minds to create something new. The committee is always looking for both volunteers and people to attend, so come on down and put your writing skills and imagination to work. The ideas created there might become the spark someone needs to write a brand new novel.
‘[Writers’ Day] is a great opportunity for people to get together in a non-academic environment and share ideas and writing.’ –Deborah Prescott