Anderson guides World Building with Words workshop at New River CTC

[LEWISBURG, W.Va.] Create worlds and change timelines in a new writing workshop with author Belinda Anderson on May 3 from 10 a.m. to noon at New River Community and Technical College’s Greenbrier Valley Campus in Lewisburg.

The class is titled, “World Building with Words: Writing Speculative Fiction.” The two-hour workshop is an introduction to speculative fiction, which includes science fiction and fantasy and such genres as alternate history.

“This is perhaps the most open form of playing with the questions of what-if,” said workshop leader Belinda Anderson.

Anderson, the author of four books, has been recognized for mentoring other writers. She has been named a Master Artist by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History to work with emerging writers through a grant program. She is a past recipient of the West Virginia Writers’ Just Uncommonly Good award, for mentoring and promoting the written word in West Virginia.

Tuition for the class is $35. Preregistration is required by April 29.

To register, visit or contact Gloria Kincaid (304-793-6101, or Jeanne Stone (304-883-2469,

Learn more about Anderson and her work online at

New River CTC’s Workforce Education Division provides community education classes and employable educational opportunities including noncredit courses, workforce development programs and customized training.

New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeastern West Virginia from the Greenbrier Valley Campus (Lewisburg), Mercer County Campus (Princeton), Nicholas County Campus (Summersville) and Raleigh County Campus (Beaver).