CANCELED - 1003 Summer 2020 Bus Trip to 1455 Summer Literary Festival in Winchester
Saturday, 8:45–6:30, July 18
Coordinator: Jennifer Disano
Bus trip: $74
Tour limit: 25
The Second Annual 1455 Summer Literary Festival is a three-day celebration of writers, readers, creativity, and community on the campus of Shenandoah University. Join local literary scholars and writers for a full day of programming exploring the theme “The Power and Importance of Storytelling,” including author readings, panel discussions, a variety of workshops and seminars (for all genres, including poetry, fiction, non-fiction, memoir), and a special feature with poet Justen Ahren on cultivating a daily writing practice. The keynote reader is Adrienne Miller, whose new memoir In the Land of Men is a #1 New Release on Amazon. Miller was previously the literary editor at Esquire magazine, and has also published the novel The Coast of Akron. The festival will feature 50 writers and 30 panels including: “Writing in the Valley” (featuring Cliff Garstang, Deb Shutika, and Jessi Lewis), “Storytelling Rage” (featuring Amber Sparks and Laura Bogart), “Building an Author Platform” with Bethanne Patrick, “The Business of Writing” with Jane Friedman, “Digital Storytelling and Narrative Design,” and a roundtable on self-publishing. For more info about the 1455 Festival and to check on updates as additional readers/panels are confirmed, visit 1455litarts.org. The fee of $74 will include bus transportation to and from the festival and is payable at time of registration. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. The bus will leave promptly at 9:00 from Fair Oaks Mall parking lot 57, which is outside the circular road in front of ManTech Corporation. Please be on the bus by 8:45. Estimated time of return to Fair Oaks is 6:30, with the bus leaving Winchester at 5:00. Please be on return bus by 4:45.