Speaker for General Meeting - Scott Pratt

May 2014

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Scott Pratt has been writing for nearly his entire life. He started as a contributor to a high school publication, then won the McClellan Award for outstanding writing while majoring in English at East Tennessee State University.

He later worked as a newspaper reporter, columnist and editor for daily papers in Johnson City and Kingsport, Tennessee. Scott earned a law degree from the University of Tennessee in 1998 after commuting over two hundred miles a day for three years.

Scott's family includes Kristy and a son and daughter, Dylan and Kody. Three dogs also demand their attention at home: a German Shepherd named Rio, a Yorkshire Terrier named Pedro, and a Bichon Friese named Nacho. When he isn't writing (which is rare!), he's reading, watching sports, exercising, mowing his yard, or thinking about writing.

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Membership Renewal for 2014

Membership dues are for the calendar year of 2014 as follows:
Renewal of membership - $25.00 – you are on your own for the membership fee to Virginia Writers Club. (Unless you joined AAG and VWC in the last quarter of 2013, then both memberships are good through 2014.)
New member fees - $25.00 for membership in Appalachian Authors Guild alone.
For the first year only, with an additional $5.00, you will become a member of the Virginia Writers Club and the AAG will pay for the fee difference for VWC membership.
To print a join/renewal form, click on the 'Membership Application' link in the sidebar list. Mail to: Appalachian Authors Guild, P. O. Box 803, Abingdon, VA 24212-803

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Appalachian Heritage Writers Symposium, co-sponsored by Appalachian Authors Guild and Southwest Virginia Community College, Richlands, Virginia. Mark your calendars for June 2014.

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Keynote speaker will be New York Times best selling author Lisa Alther, originally from Kingsport, TN. In addition, many talented workshop leaders are scheduled. Don't miss it!

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AAG President Claudia Ware has challenged AAG members to attend the Symposium in larger numbers than the Lost State Writers Guild, which has in the past always comprised the largest group from a single organization.

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