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Come join us July 20-23, 2017

An extraordinary experience.
An extraordinarily low cost.


Mark Brazaitis, Courtney Angela Brkic, Geffrey Davis, James Harms, Renée Nicholson, and more.

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At the West Virginia Writers’ Workshop, you will:

  • Participate in an intimate workshop (in fiction, poetry, or nonfiction) in which your work will be critiqued gently and thoroughly by a nationally recognized writer as well as by your fellow workshop members.
  • Absorb valuable lessons on writing in craft talks given by nationally known authors.
  • Improve your writing through a series of exercises tailored to the craft talks.
  • Hear dynamic readings by nationally recognized authors.
  • Read your own work in front of a warm and enthusiastic audience of your peers.

has featured some of the most innovative voices, including:
Gail Galloway Adams, Steve Almond, Stephen Amidon, Erin Belieu, Pinckney Benedict, Mark Brazaitis, Peter Cameron, Nick Carbo, Joan Connor, Michael Czyzniejewski, Denise Duhamel, MaryBeth Fisher, James Harms, Patricia Henley, Brian Henry, Tony Hoagland, Ann Hood, John Hoppenthaler, Alison Joseph, Laura Kasischke, Gerry LaFeminia, Peter Makuck, Shara McCallum, Rebecca McClanahan, Paula McClain, John McKernan, Irene McKinney, Jane Mead, Kelly Moffett, Kevin Oderman, Robert Olmstead, Ann Pancake, Nancy Reisman, Sheri Reynolds, Mary Ann Samyn, Faith Shearin, Aleda Shirley, Ethel Morgan Smith, David St. John, Jane Varley, Cheryl Ware, Michael Waters, Michael C. White, Richard Wiley and others.

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General Workshop Questions:
Renee Nicholson, Assistant to the Director

Administrative Questions?
Marsha Bissett, Administrative Assistant

Suggestions, Comments, Insights, Inspirations?
Mark Brazaitis, Director

Click here to enjoy a reading by Faith Shearin, Mary Ann Samyn, and Mark Brazaitis from the 2012 WVWW

Composition & Rhetoric
Creative Writing
Literary and Cultural Studies
Professional Writing and Editing
the WVU Writing Center

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View More Events

December 6: English 418 Capstone Reading, 5:30 p.m.,130 Colson Hall

March 20: Mary Moore Reading, 7:30 p.m., Robinson Reading Room WVU Downtown Library

April 10: Clare Beams Reading, 7:30 p.m., Robinson Reading Room WVU Downtown Library

April 20: Calliope Reading, 7:30 p.m., 130 Colson Hall

April 27: MFA Reading, 7:30 p.m., Gold Ballroom, WVU Mountainlair