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Ligonier Valley Writers Calendar 2024



Dues are due for2024. $30 per year; you can download a membership application from and mail your check to LVW at PO Box B, Ligonier, PA 15658.


Call for Student Poetry Contest entries for students in grades 4-12. Cash prizes in 30 categories, no entry fee, and an awards ceremony and booklet of all the winning poems. Contest rules and entry forms are attached. 


March 11.

Deadline for Student Poetry Contest entries from students in grades 4-12.


April 15.

Call for Flash Fiction Contest entries. No entry fee. Three cash prizes plus three Honorable Mentions, editing by a professional editor, readings of the six winning stories during the Halloween season, and publication at LVW's website. Deadline is August 15. This year’s topic will be announced soon.

April 27, 4:00-5:00 pm.

Barnes & Noble, Greensburg, PA

Student Poetry Awards Ceremony. The winning poets

in grades 4-12 will read their work to the audience.

May 1.

Loyalhanna Review submission deadline. (Reading period is February 1-May 1.)

Check for guidelines.

July 20 (Saturday), 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Loyalhanna Review publication party. Enjoy readings, hors d’oeuvres, and camaraderie.

August 11, afternoon

.Annual LVW picnic.

John and Sukey Jamison have generously invited LVW to hold our annual picnic at their farm near Crabtree.

August 15. Deadline for Flash Fiction Contest entries. This year’s topic is thunderbirds, phoenixes, and other mythological birds. No entry fee. The first prize winner will receive $50, second prize $25, and third prize $15. Three honorable mentions will not receive cash prizes but will be published with the other winners at LVW’s website. All six winning stories will be edited by a professional editor. Their authors will also receive a one-year complimentary membership to Ligonier Valley Writers.

September (date TBA).

September (date TBA). Writing workshop. St. Michael’s of the Valley Church, Rector.

October (dates TBA). Readings of the winning Flash Fiction stories at local venues.

December 8, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Annual LVW holiday party. St. Michael’s of the Valley Church, Rector.


We’ll be adding events to this calendar as we get confirmations. Please check or Ligonier Valley Writers’ Facebook page for the latest info and date confirmations.

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