News in Brief — 8/28/12Published 9:26am Tuesday, August 28, 2012
W.Va. State Police target I-64 speeders
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Police cited 48 drivers for speeding and arrested two people on drug charges during a patrol blitz on Interstate 64 in Cabell County.
State police tell media outlets that one driver cited during Monday’s enforcement effort was clocked at 98 miles per hour.
The crackdown targeted a stretch of I-64 between the Huntington Mall and the Putnam County line.
Another patrol blitz is planned on the interstate later this week.
Life writing class debuts at OUS
IRONTON — Ohio University Southern Community Education is offering the 39th edition of The Life Writing Class, a real-life experience writing course that has so far produced 26 published books from its participants.
The class will debut Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 6:45 – 8:45 p.m., and run for 10 straight weeks.
Registration is now open for the forthcoming session, taught by John Patrick Grace, executive director of Publishers Place, Inc., a not-for-profit publishing consortium based in Huntington, W.Va. Grace is a former Associated Press reporter, editor and foreign correspondent, author of five nonfiction books, and editor of over 40 titles, some issued by major publishers. He is a regular editorial-page columnist for The Huntington Herald-Dispatch.
Class alumni have produced several award-winning books, both fiction and nonfiction, including the novel “Father’s Troubles” by Carter Taylor Seaton and the memoir “Rough Lumber” by Justine Rutherford. Other published books by alumni are: “John’s Little Acre” by Sylvia Thompson, “White Witchdoctor” by John Hunt, and “We Fought Back” by Rosalie Ash, all nonfiction.
Genres acceptable for participants span memoir, confessionals, devotionals, how-to nonfiction, short stories and novels that are anchored in some real-life experience or story. Some authors have woven poetry into their book-length works.
Registration fee is $185 for new students, $170 for returning students. To register for the writing class, contact Ohio University Southern at 740-533-4600. For more information and to view a sampling of published books, visit www.publishersplace.org.