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BARBOUR COUNTY WRITERS WORKSHOP
the Student Lounge or the Library at Alderson-Broaddus College from
6:30 to approximately 8:30 p.m. Contact: Barbara Smith (304)
457-3038 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
County Library Writers Group)
of every month in the Adult Learning Conference Room at 3:00 p.m.
Writers are welcome to come share their essays and take part in writing
exercises. There are no dues. Everyone is welcome.
BERKELEY COUNTY (See MARTINSBURG.)
BRAXTON (and NICHOLAS)
Usually meets once every month in a member's home.
Contact: Renita Sue Loyd (304-765-7602) or
PENS writer’s group meets the fourth Thursday of each month, at 5:15
p.m. at Taylor Books in Charleston. For information please contact
Martha Mozingo, Spalding@marshall.edu.
CHARLES TOWN (AHA
Meets at Beasleys Books and Eccentricities on the
second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. All manner of creative
writing is welcome. Poetry, prose, drama, even essays and creative
nonfiction; as long as it's well-written. For us, the piece is what
matters, not the genre. We have experienced, published writers and
newcomers alike; everyone that appreciates great writing is welcome. We
promote constructive, helpful discussion of the submitted work. The
format is workshop style--send your work to the group, then we'll
discuss it at the next meeting. As an added bonus, we're in a book
store, surrounded by great writing, which is a great inspiration!
Contact: Zach Davis, Fluent Magazine (www.fluent-magazine.con) Fiction
Editor, at email@example.com.
FAIRMONT (The Crow's
The Crow's Quill meets every other Wednesday from 6 PM to 8 PM in the
conference room of the Fairmont chapter of the YWCA on Pleasant Valley
Road. The group specializes in critique of prose and genre.
Writers may submit pieces for critique online to the moderator or bring
hard copy to meetings. The group formed in 2005. Contact: T.W. (Terry)
McNemar at firstname.lastname@example.org .
HUNTINGTON (Black Dog Writers Group)
This group meets in members' homes and has seven members
who write prose. It is presently CLOSED to new members. Contact:
Llewellyn McKernan email@example.com
HUNTINGTON (The Guyandotte Poets)
They have been discussing poems in the members' homes for
more than 25 years, and they are always looking for people with talent
and energy who are serious about poetry. Contact: John McKernan
HUNTINGTON (The Patchwork Writers)
meet the second Monday of each month at St. Paul Lutheran Church at
6p.m. Contact Susan Nicholas at firstname.lastname@example.org for more
JEFFERSON COUNTY (See CHARLESTOWN and SHEPHERDSTOWN.)
MARION COUNTY (See
Usually meets at the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public
Library (101 King Street) from 1 to 4 PM on the first and third
Tuesdays of every month. Bring 8 copies of the work you want critiqued.
Limit: 10 double-spaced pages.
MARTINSBURG (Athens on the Opequon)
This group was created in November 2003 to conserve,
produce, and promote Traditional Poetry. Usually meets at the
Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library on the first Sunday of
every month from 2 to 4:45 PM. Contact: Annemarie Collins
(304-267-7567) or email@example.com.
The Point Pleasant Writers Guild meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, at
the Point Pleasant Mason Co. Library. Contact information:
Patrecia Gray, President , or Nick Salem, Vice President 304 675
Meets at the Morgantown Public Library, usually 2nd, 4th
Tuesdays (6:30-8 p.m.). Manuscript critiques, market writing
assignments, group writing, presentations. Contacts: Library
(304-291-7425) or email to: George.Lies@mail.wvu.edu.
PARKERSBURG (Ohio Valley Literary Group)
Usually meets in the Board Room of the Public Library
from 6:30 to 9 PM the second Thursday of each month. Bring 12 copies of
the work you want critiqued. Contact: Wilma Acree (304-295-6599) firstname.lastname@example.org
(Appalachian Pen Works)
Meets at 6:30 p.m., the second Tuesday of each month at the Princeton
Public Library. Contact: Raymond Neeley email@example.com.
RIPLEY (The Appalachian Wordsmiths)
Appalachian Wordsmiths meet every Tuesday at the Ripley
Library from 10am till noon. We bring copies of our work to
critique. Contact Max Price at firstname.lastname@example.org or Janet
Smart at email@example.com for more info.
ROMNEY (Ice Mountain Writers)
Sponsored by the Hampshire County Arts Council. Usually
meets the third Tuesday of every month @ 7 p.m. at the Bank of
Romney Community Building on Main Street. Bring 6 copies of the
work you want critiqued. Publishes chapbooks and collections IMW
members' writings. Sponsors a Visiting Writer each spring to
conduct workshops in the schools and to perform with the IMW for the
public. Contact: Larry Brown (304-822-7516) or Sibyl MacKenzie
A semi-closed group meets in the St. Albans Library every Tuesday at 1
p.m. If you want information about membership, contact Brenda Beatty:
(304-727-3015) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHEPHERDSTOWN (The Bookend Poets)
Usually meets the second Thursday of every month from 8
to 10 PM usually at The Four Seasons Bookstore on German Street. Bring
10 copies of the poems you want critiqued. Contact: Georgia Lee
McElhaney (304-876-6745) email@example.com
A newly formed Women's Writing Circle meets every other Friday from
10am-12pm at the Cunningham House Bed & Breakfast Inn, to discuss
aspects of personal memoir and essay, fiction and historical
non-fiction, poetry, contemporary and classic literature, and much
more. Each group is facilitated and there is a small fee to
participate. Please contact Liberty Newberry for details and dates:
(706) 614-7112 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUMMERS COUNTY WRITERS' GROUP
Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the
Summers County Public Library, 201 Temple Street in Hinton.
Contact Raymond Neely at email@example.com.
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