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September 14, 2012

Oct. 5 & 6- Writer’s workshop

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — The London Writers Group will host readings and a writer’s workshop on Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Cumberland Valley Area Development District building, lower level, located at 342 Old Whitley Road (Ky. 1006) in London.  

The reading event on Friday will begin at 6:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Members and special guests will read selections from their work. A reception will follow.

The following day, Saturday, a poetry workshop, led by Lexington poet Bianca Spriggs, will begin at 9 a.m.  Lunch for registered participants and guests will be served about 11:45 a.m.

At 12:30 p.m., the fiction workshop will begin with Kelli Carmean of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. Pre-registration and a $25 fee is required by September 30 to attend the Saturday sessions. Lunch is included in the fee.  

Three scholarships in memory of Helen Begley will be awarded to the first three applicants who qualify.  For registration and application forms, visit or visit us on Facebook by typing Writers Workshop into the search line at the top of your FB page.

You may also send check or money order to London Writers Group, 930 Bargo Street, London, Ky., 40741.  Include your name, address, and contact data.  

For further information, please call Jan Sparkman at 606-878-6257 or 606-224-3767, or email

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