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JAN. 24-25 - Roanoke Regional Writers Conference, Hollins College, VA.

FEB. 28-MARCH 1 - Mysticon in Roanoke, VA.

MARCH 13-14 - Charleston SC reading and workshop for the SC Poetry Society.

MARCH 18-22 - Virginia Festival of the Books, Charlottesville, VA. Schedule TBA

APRIL 10 - Appearance on WordStream radio, Knoxville, TN. Reading at Union Avenue Books at 7.

APRIL 18 - Women of Appalachia, Marshall University, 1-3 pm.

APRIL 26 - Women Improving Race Relations Book Club, Greensboro, NC.

JUNE 11 - The Dairy Barn, Athens, OH, with Women of Appalachia Project, 6 pm.

JUNE 28-JULY 4 - Teaching character development class at John C. Campbell Folk School.

JULY 5-11 - Teaching the novel at Wildacres Writing Workshop, Little Switzerland, NC.

AUG. 30 - Wonderland Book Club, 10 am, Raleigh.

Writing Workshops

Valerie Nieman conducts workshops in prose and poetry for adults and young adults.

Her fiction workshops at John C. Campbell Folk School, the North Carolina Writers Network, WriterHouse and other locations include "Who's Your Daddy: Character Building from the Cradle," "Under Pressure," and "The Role of Place."

Her workshops in poetry, include "Peeking Behind the Mask," a workshop on persona and secret identities, as well as sessions on narrative poetry and ekphrasis — writing in response to art. Her events have been described as "superlative," "delightful," "informative," and "rich."

A graduate of West Virginia University and Queens University of Charlotte who was a founding editor of two literary journals, Nieman teaches creative writing at NC A&T State University. 

Readings with Q&A are 45–60 minutes in length. Lectures and workshops are available from one hour to all day. Fees: $200–$600, negotiable, travel expenses additional. Multiday residencies are also offered. Skype chats and in-person visits are gladly offered with high school and college classes and book clubs.

For more information or to book a date, please use the contact form on this website.