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Ligonier Valley Writers to Hold

Community Picnic and Readings:

Be Part of the Entertainment

     Would you like to share your writing with a supportive audience? Or be in the audience to hear talented local writers read from their work? For an entertaining afternoon of fun, food, and fiction (not to mention nonfiction and poetry), come to Ligonier Valley Writers' annual community picnic.

    It's on Sunday, September 10, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at St. Michael’s of the Valley Episcopal Church in Rector.  The event is free for LVW members and just $5 for nonmembers. The public is cordially invited. If you like to talk, read, and eat, you'll enjoy the LVW picnic.

    Bring a main course, side dish, or dessert if you like, though it’s not required. Join us for good food and good conversation in the scenic Laurel Highlands. Both LVW members and nonmembers are welcome to read from their own writing after the meal. You’ll also have a chance to win a raffle prize.

    Copies of the 2023 edition of the Loyalhanna Review, one of the longest-running literary magazines in the area, will be available free of charge. The magazine features top-quality essays, short stories, and poems, as well as photos and fine art. Among the offerings this year are Nancy Clark’s account of her childhood obsession with the steamer trunk her grandparents brought from Italy when they immigrated ("Secrets That Matter") and Sally Witt's poem about a conversation with the full moon ("Moon Walking"). As always, the Review's breathtaking full-color art includes many locally shot photos. The cover photo, Carolyn Cornell Holland’s Fire in the Valley, is worthy of framing.

     St. Michael's is located at 2535 Route 381 in Rector, PA 15677 (Ligonier Township): (724) 238-9411. Ligonier Valley Writers is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that has been serving writers and readers throughout western Pennsylvania since 1986. For more about LVW events, publications, and writing contests, visit

October. Readings of the winning Flash Fiction stories at local venues. Details TBA.


December 10, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Annual LVW Christmas Party. St. Michael’s Church, Rector, PA

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