Eleanor Roosevelt's Little Village, Arthurdale, WV

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Fly Fishing with Jack Bell

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June 7, 2014

Learn the basics of fly casting and equipment selection and how to read the water in this one day class. The beginning of the class will be held in Center Hall then will move outside to a pond for practice. Instructor Jack Bell is a one of West Virginia’s top fly fisherman. He won the State Fly Casting Championship for both distance and accuracy.

Cost is $50 members/ $60 non-members
Bring your own equipment. If you need to rent equipment you can do so for $15 from Jack. Rental includes reel, rod and line.

Writing Workshop for Beginner to Intermediate Writers

In this workshop based class we will share creative work in a supportive and inspirational environment, look at published texts (both creative and writing craft related), and complete several writing prompts together. This workshop would be appropriate for those writers who already have stories, personal essays, or poems ready to share, as well as those writers who are just getting started and need more guidance into the process of creation, workshop, and revision.All genres are welcome, from novel to family story and essay.  

 Natalie Sypolt lives and writes in West Virginia.  She received an MFA in fiction from West Virginia University and currently teaches creative writing, literature, and composition.  Her work has appeared in Glimmer Train, Switchback, r.kv.r.y., Ardor Literary Magazine, Superstition Review, Paste, Willow Springs Review, and The Kenyon Review Online, among others. She also serves as a literary editor for the Anthology of Appalachian Writers, the High School Workshop Coordinator for the West Virginia Writers Workshop at WVU, and is co-host of SummerBooks: A literary podcast.

$65 for all four classes for members, $75 non-members
Thursdays from May 8-29


Genealogy Class



Genealogy Class

  • Friday, May 23rd
  • 10am-3pm
  • $20 member/ $25 non-members

Explore your West Virginia heritage with WVU Genealogy teacher Christy Venham! Make sure to bring a lunch and something to take notes on.