The Prince William Arts Council is proud to announce its ‘How to establish and maintain a 501c3 organization’ workshop.
Workshop Date & Time: Wednesday December 3rd at 6pm
Workshop Location: Hellwig Parks and Recreation Administration Headquarters Building located at:George Hellwig Memorial Park, 14420 Bristow Road, Manassas, VA 20112
The workshop will be presented by
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This brand new workshop, is ideal for those individuals just obtaining their 501c3 status and/or those organizations that are lost in the paperwork trying to maintain their tax designation.
Topics covered in this session will include:
Welcome to the new “web” home for Write by the Rails, Prince William Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club. This site is still undergoing some changes and we hope to have it fully operational in the next few weeks. 2014 has proven itself a noteworthy year for our group and its fine members, we thought it was time to take a leap of digital faith and improve our site.
Thank you for your patience as we work to improve our web presence while adding new features that will benefit our membership. As always our main priority is to raise the literary profile of authors who live in or are affiliated with Prince William County, City of Manassas and Manassas Park.
If you are new to Write by the Rails or are interested in becoming a member please click here for more information.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments and concerns, as we continue to improve our site.
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On the closing night of the Fall for the Book Festival (Sept. 11-18), Fall for the Book hosts its 2nd annual celebration of fine food, superior drink, and the various stories behind the scenes of every aspect of the food industry from farm to table—and beyond! Cookbook authors, food writers, chefs and chocolatiers, novelists incorporating food into their fiction, and even the newly minted Prince William County Poet Laureates—all will be part of Haute Cuisine at the Hylton, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, George Mason University, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas.
The first event of the evening is a 6:15 p.m. food writing workshop with Jason Shriner. Dubbed “Prince William County’s very own pastry chef” by Potomac Local, Shriner is a food blogger, podcaster, instructor, entrepreneur, and volunteer. He began his video baking & pastry blog the Aubergine Chef in 2010 and was quickly recognized by Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine in their Talk with Friends section. In 2011, he propelled from this achievement to offering university standard yet affordable baking classes at the Manassas Park Community Center. From there he evolved his business to include private baking and pastry classes for individuals, businesses, and events where he inspires future bakers and engages audiences of all ages. He was recently recognized as one of Potomac Local’s Forty Under 40 for being an influential person in his industry and a catalyst of community impact. Today Jason continues to teach on a weekly basis and write monthly online articles for Prince William Living.
At 7 p.m., novelist Laura Florand takes the stage to discuss her internationally bestselling and award-winning Amour et Chocolat series, including The Chocolate Thief, The Chocolate Kiss, and more—books in which sexy Parisian chocolatiers woo the women they love with what they love best – romance you can taste. Her books have been translated into seven languages, nominated for RT Reviewers’ Choice Best Book of the Year, received the RT Seal of Excellence and starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, and been recommended by USA Today, NPR, and The Wall Street Journal. Now a lecturer at Duke University, Florand is very dedicated to her research into French chocolate.
At 7:30 p.m., individual stations open for tastings, demonstrations, and discussions by a variety of chefs and food celebrities, including noted cookbook authors Amy Riolo and Joe Yonan. Riolo is an award–winning author, chef, television personality, cuisine and culture expert, and educator whose ninety-second cooking videos “Culture of Cuisine” air on nationally syndicated news shows on 28 different channels across the United States, totaling a reach of over 300 million people; her most recent book, The Mediterranean Diabetes Cookbook, won the 2011 Nautilus Book Award and was named “Best. Diabetes. Cookbook. Ever.” by DiabetesMine.com. Yonan is the two-time James Beard Award-winning Food and Travel editor of The Washington Post and the author of Eat Your Vegetables: Bold Recipes for the Single Cook (Ten Speed Press, 2013), which was named among the best cookbooks of 2013 by The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, and NPR’s “Here and Now.” Other participants in the tastings, demonstrations and discussions include: Robert Kingsbury of Kingsbury Chocolates and Confections, distributed throughout No.Va. and DC;
· Belinda Miller, whose children’s fantasy novel Phillip’s Quest, Book I: Winterfrost features whimsical recipes;
· Miguel Pires, owner of Zandra’s Taqueria in Manassas, VA;
· Jason Shriner of the Aubergine Chef; and
· Representatives of Heritage Brewing Company in Manassas.
Finally, the recently appointed Prince William County Poet Laureates Robert Scott and Alexandra “Zan” Hailey make a appearance at the event as well, talking about their work and community projects.
As a special preview of the full evening’s program, check out Rick Davis, executive director of the Hylton Performing Arts Center, discussing the program on “Be A Singular Sensation.”
The second annual Haute Cuisine at the Hylton is sponsored by Write by the Rails, the Prince William Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club.
Admission is free and open to the public.
For more information on the complete schedule of Fall for the Book events—taking place Sept. 11-18 at George Mason University and at locations throughout VA, DC, and MD—visit www.fallforthebook.org or download the new FftB app, keeping the entire festival right at your fingertips.
Scholarship winner; 8 of 10 Golden Nib Contest winners are Prince William teens
The Virginia Writers Club has announced winners of their annual Teen Scholarship and Teen Golden Nib Contest competitions:
2014 VWC SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
Renee Christina Ordoobadi – Bristow, Virginia
2014 TEEN GOLDEN NIB CONTEST WINNERS
HIGH SCHOOL – POETRY
1st Place – “Recess” by Renee Christina Ordoobadi
2nd Place – “Identity” by Teja, Janai Barnes, Dupree
3rd Place – “Acute Regression” by Neil Adair McMillan Hailey
Honorable Mention – “Homeless” by Leah Madeline Gaush
HIGH SCHOOL – NONFICTION
1st Place – “Glimpsing the World” by Katherine Brown
2nd Place – “When Life Gives You Lemons” by Phebe Ciemny
3rd Place – “Pilot” by Leah Madeline Gaush
Honorable Mention – “The Face of Depravity” by Renee C. Brittigan
HIGH SCHOOL – FICTION
1st Place – “Imperfect” by Erin Marguerite McCall
2nd Place – “Puppetmaster” by Kayleigh McCoy
3rd Place – “A Heavy Conscience” by Katherine Brown
Honorable Mention – “Awaiting the Fury” by Morgan Nicole Shaffer
Eight of the 10 teen winners live in Prince William, attend Woodbridge Senior High School and are enrolled in the CFPA Creative Writing Program.
Scholarship winner Renee Christina Ordoobadi recently graduated from Woodbridge Senior High School, and was enrolled in the CFPA Creative Writing Program. In March, she taught poetry at the Write by the Rails’ Rising Writers Workshop in Manassas. In June, she was one of 14 poets nominated for the Prince William Poet Laureate and became part of the Prince William Poet Laureate Circle at Tackett’s Mill. She is a contributing writer to BristowBeat.com and lives in Bristow, Virginia.
Phebe Ciemny, who recently graduated WSHS, and Neil Adair McMillan Hailey, a junior, were also among the 14 poets nominated for the Prince William Poet Laureate and in June became part of the Prince William Poet Laureate Circle at Tackett’s Mill. Ciemny taught poetry at the Write by the Rails’ Rising Writers Workshop in Manassas in March, along with Erin Marguerite McCall, who also recently graduated WSHS. McCall taught writing and the arts at the Write by the Rails’ Rising Writers Workshop. Teja, Janai Barnes, Dupree is a WSHS junior, and writes for the Valkyrie newspaper; Renee C. Brittigan is also a junior; Katherine Brown is a sophomore, whose winning piece, “Glimpsing the World,” was published in Eddas 2014 Bifrost. She attended the Write by the Rails’ Rising Writers Workshop in Manassas in March. Leah Madeline Gaush is a freshman at WSHS. Brittigan, Brown, Ciemny, Hailey, McCall and Ordoobadi all have additional writing published in Eddas 2014 Bifrost.
“I’m so proud of all of them,” said Woodbridge Senior High School creative writing teacher Cathy Hailey, who was herself featured in the March issue of Prince William Living magazine as one of the five Influential Women of 2014.