Department of Parks
Dogwood Writing Festival Set For April 28 At Greenbo Lake
GREENUP, Ky. -- Greenbo Lake State Resort Park will be the place to be for aspiring, amateur and professional writers during the 2nd annual Dogwood Writing Festival on April 27-28.
Sponsored by KYOWA Writers, this two-day gathering will cover everything from writing inspirational fiction to how to create realistic settings.
Guest speakers will include Greenup native Kay Stockham, an author for Harlequin Superromance; Irene Brand, a West Virginia inspirational fiction writer; Maddie James, a Louisville novelist; and local authors Lewis Nicholls and Cathie Shaffer.
Christine Witthohn, a literary agent for the Book Cents Literary Agency, will also meet with individual authors who would like to "pitch" their work for her to represent them. Witthohn will also discuss the current state of the publishing world as keynote speaker.
The cost is $40 for the Friday night ice cream social and the Saturday conference, including a continental breakfast and buffet lunch. The cost is $35 for Saturday only. High school and college students may attend for $30. A $5 late registration fee applies after April 23. Lodging is available at Greenbo Lake's Jesse Stuart Lodge.
Advance registration can be made by sending a check, along with name, address, phone and e-mail information to Dogwood Conference, P.O. Box 844, Ashland Ky. 41105-0844.
Besides Jesse Stuart Lodge, Greenbo Lake State Resort Park in Greenup has Anglers’ Cove Restaurant, a campground, a gift shop and 23 miles of hiking trails. For more information, phone 1-800-325-0083 or visit www.parks.ky.gov . Greenbo Lake State Resort Park is located just seven miles off of Highway 23, known as “The Country Music Highway.”
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 53 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov