Unique Opportunity for Writers
Sandy Shortridge, M.B.A., M.S. Ed., Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development,
Virginia Cooperative Extension
P.O Box 1049
Grundy, VA 24614
I am writing you in regards to the April 2014 Train Excursion which is scheduled for April 12th, 13th, and 19th. The excursion train will load at the Grundy Town Center and travel on through Virginia, Kentucky and West Virginia communities. The train will make two trips each day accommodating 500 passengers on each trip. Each trip is estimated to last four hours. One train will leave at 8:00 a.m. in the morning and the other will leave at 2:30 p.m. on each of these days. All the tickets have now sold so we are expecting a more that average amount of visitors in our community during this time. At the request of the Buchanan County Tourism Committee, I am writing you to extend an invitation to local authors affiliated with the Appalachian Arts Center who might be interested in setting up and making their books available during this time. The tourism committee will gladly provide a place and tables for each author to use while promoting their books. If you have any authors who might be interested in participating, they will need to contact James Keen, the Grundy Town Manager, at (276)935-2551 and reserve a table. All tables should be reserved by 5:00 p.m. on March 4. This will allow the tourism committee to include the author’s name in information which will be made available for our visitors.
For further information, do not hesitate to contact me.
Appalachian Authors Guild General Meeting
March 11, 2014
Author Kathy Shearer has been collecting stories from people she's met since the early 1970s. As an oral historian, she seeks out people who have witnessed a way of life that has largely disappeared. Since 2001, she has been combining these stories with old photographs and documentary research to create books that preserve community histories in far Southwest Virginia.
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