AAG General Meeting

July 8, 2014, 11:30am

Wild Flour Restaurant & Bakery

24443 Lee Highway

Abingdon, VA 24211-7453

(276) 676-4221

Abingdon, VA

Location of the July 8 General Meeting is now set. See above name and address. You may click this link to go to the restaurant website.

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Speaker, Tom Perry


Tom Perry works to gain interest in J. E. B. Stuart beyond Ararat, Virginia. He began and works on a collection of papers relating to Stuart and Patrick County history in the Special Collections Department of the Carol M. Newman Library at Virginia Tech under the auspices of the Virginia Center For Civil War Studies. He is also the author and publisher of over twenty books on regional history in Virginia. In 2004, Tom Perry began the Free State Of Patrick Internet History Group, which now numbers over 500 members. He produces an email newsletter about regional history entitled: Notes from the Free State of Patrick from his website.

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Fourth Annual Symposium

Navigating Your Writing Life: Finding Your Way

August 2, 2014


The Symposium will be held on Saturday, August 2, 8:30a to 3:30p at The Dickinson Fine & Performing Arts Center at Piedmont Virginia Community College in Charlottesville. The keynote speaker is Kathryn Erskine, author of Mockingbird, the winner of the 2010 National Book Award.

Symposium participants will find presentations and panels including how to format an i-book; publishing and marketing your work; getting feedback; craft sessions on poetry, the short story, young adult fiction, mysteries and thrillers, and non-fiction; and memoirs and journaling.

Please go to the home page on the website and follow the links to the registration form. Regfistration fee is $75 as Early Bird deadline has passed.

We look forward to seeing you at the Symposium.
If you have any questions, please contact
Sara Robinson, Symposium chair, or
Betsy Ashton, president.
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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