Thursday, October 22, 2015

2016 New River Gorge Winter Writer's Residency

We received several great applications for next year's Writer's Residency. Over the next few days we hope to interview the finalists and begin the difficult process of selecting that one person who will have the opportunity to live, work and create in Fayetteville from January through March.

Just as we are making this selection, there is some big news from this year's Writer in Residence Eric Shonkwiler. His new book of short stories and novellas, entitled "Moon Up, Past Full" is hitting the shelves this week. One of the stories in the book had its creative beginnings in Fayetteville during Eric's Residency. You can order the book online here.

As Eric's writing career continues to unfold, we feel fortunate to have hosted this talented young man for the inaugural New River Gorge Winter Writer's Residency and we look forward to welcoming our next writer to town.

Stay tuned, the announcement will be made soon after November 1.