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Two scholarships available for Echoes Writer’s Workshop

March 18, 2011
The Inter-Mountain

Little Levels Heritage Fair, through the generosity of Michael C. Porter's "Do Good Things" contribution, will offer two full scholarships to the June 19-24 Allegheny Echoes Writer's Workshop.

The workshop will be conducted by creative writing instructor Kirk Judd. Laura Treacy Bentley, writer in residence for the Marshall University Writing Project and published author, will join Kirk during the workshop.

One scholarship will be awarded to any college level student and one will be given to a high school junior or senior.

The theme is "Writing Home." All entries should take place in the time frame of 1892 to 1972 to encompass the years of Pearl S. Buck's life.

The entries are to be in the form of a letter and the entrant may write as a person from another country who is visiting the Little Levels (Hillsboro) and writing to someone back home, or as a resident of the Little Levels visiting another country, such as China, comparing life there with life in the Little Levels.

Entrants must sign only their first name on the front of the letter. On the back, lower right-hand corner, the following information must be included: Full name, complete address, telephone number and e-mail address, grade level, school and age. Completed letters should be included in an envelope and addressed to: Little Levels Heritage Fair Inc., HC 64 Box 423, Hillsboro, West Virginia 24946.

Write scholarship application on the envelope. Entries must be postmarked by April 15. Judging will be conducted within two weeks and notification will be made in early May.

Winners are invited to read their entry at the Pearl S. Buck Birthday Celebration at 4 p.m. June 25 in Hillsboro.



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