Step Into the Art Writing Workshop

Claire Ertl, Director of Marketing & Public Relations
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Judith Gallagher, Publicity Director
Ligonier Valley Writers
GREENSBURG, PA, Tuesday, October 24, 2017 – On Saturday, November 4, from 1-4pm, a writing workshop presented by Ligonier Valley Writers in partnership with The Westmoreland Museum of American Art will explore selected pieces of art through the written word. A museum educator will introduce artworks, pointing out key elements and posing questions to help participants feel at home in the art. Then writing coaches will help writers choose a genre, suggest ways to get started and assist with polishing their finished story, essay or poem. Participants will then get a chance to share their writing with the group.
“The Westmoreland is very excited to be working with Ligonier Valley Writers to bring people together to find inspiration for their writing through the Museum’s collection,” said Joan McGarry, The Westmoreland’s Director of Education & Visitor Engagement.
Please register by Friday, October 27. To register, visit $20 for LVW and Museum members, $25 for nonmembers. Coffee and pastries will be served.
About The Westmoreland Museum of American Art
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, located at 221 N. Main Street in Greensburg, PA, completed a transformational renovation and expansion project in October 2015. A new LEED-certified addition of over 13,000 square feet features a dynamic cantilevered design along with a stunning view of the City of Greensburg and the Laurel Highlands beyond. The Westmoreland’s permanent collection is comprised of works by major American artists from the 18th century through the present, with a special emphasis on Southwestern Pennsylvania art and artists. The Museum also offers an impressive schedule of temporary exhibitions of American art – both nationally travelling and those organized in house – as well as events and community-oriented educational programming for all ages. More information is available at
About Ligonier Valley Writers
Ligonier Valley Writers is an all-volunteer nonprofit group serving writers and readers throughout western Pennsylvania. For more about its programs, publications, writing contests and membership, visit