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Second annual writing conference at NOVA-Manassas

The Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will host a free writing conference April 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The conference is open to everyone but registration is required at www.novamawritingconference2016.eventbrite.com. Lunch will be provided.

Timothy Denevi, assistant professor of creative writing at George Mason University, will present a session called “Writing Narratives, Memoirs and Nonfiction” from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Denevi is the author of “Hyper,” a personal story about what it’s like to be a child with ADHD.

Prince William County Poet Laureate Robert Scott will discuss poetry from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Scott teaches English at Osbourn Park High School.

After lunch, Dackeyia Q. Sterling will talk about publishing and marketing techniques as well as how to write what publishers want. Sterling is the CEO and publisher for Entertainment Power Players.

NOVA-Manassas is at 6901 Sudley Road in Manassas and free parking will be provided for attendees. To learn more, go to www.novamawritingconference2016.eventbrite.com or email Chalet Jean-Baptiste at cjbaptiste@nvcc.edu.

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Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.