Global Poet workshop planned at New River CTC’s campus in Lewisburg

[LEWISBURG, W.Va.] New River Community and Technical College is hosting a poetry workshop at the college’s campus in Lewisburg with local author Belinda Anderson on October 30 from 2 to 4 p.m.

The Global Poet workshop offers the opportunity to learn and practice poetry forms from around the world. The class is designed for beginners and those already practicing the craft of writing.

“I think participants will really enjoy experiencing the diversity of cultures around the world. As they do so, they’ll find themselves growing in their ability to express themselves as individuals,” Anderson said.

Tuition is $35 for the class, and preregistration is required by October 26.

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.

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

For more information about community education classes at New River CTC or to register visit or call a Workforce Education Program Specialist, Gloria Kincaid (304-793-6101) or Jeanne Stone (304-883-2469).

For additional information on Anderson and her work, visit

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).