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Write By the Rails Blog Spot: Linda Johnston!


Thank you to Kristy for letting me be her guest blogger today.

Today I want to let people know about our Write by the Rails Rising Writers Workshop coming up on March 29.  We are very excited to be working with Cathy Hailey from the creative writing program at Woodbridge High School in this endeavor.  Workshop information is below. Watch for the registration form on our website next week.  We will also have bios for the presenters on our website next week.

Rising Writers Workshop

For teens and young adults

In conjunction with Woodbridge Senior High School’s Center for the

Fine and Performing Arts (CFPA) Creative Writing Program

Date:               Saturday, March 29, 2014

Time:              10am – 4pm

Location:        Trinity Episcopal Church

9325 West Street  (Old Town Manassas)

Manassas, VA

Workshop sessions


Morning         11am – 12:30pm        (with break)

(Choose one)

Poetry:             Sara Robinson – Charlottesville poet and teacher

Sarah Crossland – Charlottesville poet

Publishing:      Robert Scott – Northern Virginia author

Matt Iden – Northern Virginia author

Katherine Gotthardt – Northern Virginia author and poet

Kelly Harmon – Northern Virginia author

Lunch             12:30pm – 1:15pm

                        Catering by Grounds Central Station, Old Town Manassas


Afternoon                  1:30pm – 3:00 pm   (with break)

(Choose one)

Science Fiction            Nick Kelly

And Fantasy               Stacia Kelly

Robert Scott

Mini Workshops

Poetry: Free verse and form (open and closed verse)

Hip Hop Poetry and Spoken Word:

The Punks and Fan Fiction:

Writing and the Arts (Ekphrasis and Integration)

Open Mic Session     3pm – 3:45pm

Door Prizes, giveaways           3:45pm – 4pm

Registration: $25.00 (includes lunch and snacks)

We look forward to a great turnout for our first workshop.  Find out more at

Writer and artist Linda S. Johnston enjoys combining history, art, and nature in her writing.  She began reading reading pioneer diaries in 1986 and never stopped.  Her first book Hope Amid Hardship: Pioneer Voices from Kansas Territory, is a collection of pioneer writings about the happy side of life in early Kansas and includes watercolor sketches throughout.  To learn more about Linda and her writing, please visit



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