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West Virginia Writers' Workshop

A limited number of spaces remain in this year’s West Virginia Writers’ Workshop, which will be held via Zoom from July 15 to July 18. 

This year’s workshop is being conducted as a benefit for next year’s event, which, if all goes well, will be conducted in-person and will again feature free tuition and rooming accommodations for twelve West Virginia high school students. The suggested donation is $100, but any amount is accepted. Amounts of greater than $100 are, of course, encouraged. 

The Workshop will feature four craft talks, readings, a publishing panel, and a writing workshop in which the poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction of participants will be discussed. 

The faculty includes WVU Professor Mark Brazaitis, the workshop’s director, who is the author of eight books, including The Incurables, winner of the 2012 Richard Sullivan Prize and The River of Lost Voices: Stories from Guatemala, winner of the 1998 Iowa Short Fiction Award; Sarah Einstein, a graduate of WVU’s MFA in Creative Writing Program and the author of Mot: A Memoir, winner of the 2014 AWP Award in Creative Nonfiction; and Dave Essinger, the author of Running Out, which the Midwest Book Review called “a deftly crafted and impressively original novel by an extraordinarily skillful author.” 

For more information on the West Virginia Writers’ Workshop and to register, visit the Department of English website. For questions about or help with registration, contact Marsha Bissett at