Kestrel: A Journal of Literature and Art, the Fairmont State University Department of Language and Literature and the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host a two-day Celebration of Issue 29.
Ten contributors to the new Kestrel issue will be on campus to participate in a panel discussion and offer individual consultations for writers, as well as give readings from their own work.
On Friday, April 12, from 11 a.m. to noon in Jaynes Hall 307, Dr. Suzanne Heagy will moderate a panel discussion on “Character and Persona: Fiction and Poetry.” Admission to the event is free and open to the public.
Following the panel, individual consultations will be available for student and community writers from 12:30 to 3 p.m. in the study rooms at the Ruth Ann Musick Library. Participants will submit work beforehand to a poet or fiction writer, who will read the work and offer detailed feedback during a 30-minute private consultation. Consultations are $25, and a limited number of student scholarships are available.
On Friday evening, Kestrel will host a reception and readings at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Featured writers include Nancy Takacs, Linda Heuring, Daniel McTaggart, Alyse Knorr and Maureen Alsop. Admission to this event is free and open to the public.
On Saturday, April 13, readings and book-signings will take place at a venue to be determined from 2 to 4 p.m. Featured writers include Alison Ruth, Juditha Dowd, Mike Wright, Tania Moore, and Sally Rosen Kindred. Admission to this event is free and open to the public.
For more information about events or to register for a consultation, contact Dr. Donna Long at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the visiting writers offering individual consultations, visit www.fairmontstate.edu/kestrel.