<h1>Award-winning author Belinda Anderson will lead a Life Stories class Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the New River Community and Technical College campus in Lewisburg.<\/h1>\r\n\u201c`Everyone is original, talented and has something to say.\u2019 Brenda Ueland wrote that in 1938, and that\u2019s the message I bring to adult writing workshops,\u201d Anderson explains. \u201cI love to see the creative blossoming that results when people are encouraged to write that poem, short story or family memory that\u2019s been locked inside them like a bit of buried treasure.\u201d\r\n\r\nParticipants will learn how to translate their memories into written form using tools of the reporter\u2019s trade and the narrative elements of fiction. Lecture will be supplemented with in-class exercises to jump start the creative process.\r\n\r\nThe West Virginia Division of Culture and History named Anderson a Master Artist to work as a mentor with emerging writers. Her collections of award-winning short stories, \u201cThe Well Ain\u2019t Dry Yet,\u201d \u201cThe Bingo Cheaters\u201d and \u201cBuckle Up, Buttercup,\u201d have been published by Mountain State Press. Her most recent book, \u201cJackson vs. Witchy Wanda: Making Kid Soup,\u201d was published in May 2013.\r\n\r\nThe cost for the class is $75, and pre-registration is required by Oct. 6.\r\n\r\nNew River CTC\u2019s Workforce Education Division provides employable educational opportunities including noncredit courses, workforce development programs and customized training.\r\n\r\nFor more information about community education classes at New River CTC or to register contact Gloria Kincaid at 304-793-6101, email@example.com or Jeanne Stone at 304-883-2469, firstname.lastname@example.org.\r\n\r\nNew River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeastern West Virginia from the Greenbrier Valley Campus (Lewisburg), Mercer County Campus (Princeton), Nicholas County Campus (Summersville) and Raleigh County Campus (Beaver\/Beckley).