Category Archives: WVW Podcast

WVW Podcast Episode 43

Episode 43 of the WV Writers Podcast features an interview with WV Writers' own Richard A. Lewis. Richard has served the organization in the past as Parliamentarian, First Vice President and Treasurer. He recently published his first collection of short fiction entitled Naked Man's Rock. We joined him at his home in Lewisburg to talk about it.

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WV Writers Podcast Episode #42 Now Available

We return with Episode 42 of the WV Writers Podcast, another of our patent-pending recorded live readings (Q: "But if it's recorded, how can it be live?" A: "Zzzzzzzzipit")

This recorded live reading comes from the September 21st Brown Bag Tuesday session at Carnegie Hall WV in Lewisburg and features WV Writers' current parliamentarian, author Belinda Anderson. Belinda will be reading a selection from her three collections of short stories, The Well Ain't Dry Yet, The Bingo Cheaters and Buckle Up, Buttercup assisted by Elizabeth Spangler and Dr. Larry Davis.

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WV Writers Podcast #41 Now Online

We return with Episode 41 of the WV Writers Podcast, another of our patent-pending recorded live readings (Q: "But if it's recorded, how can it be live?" A: "Shhhh. Don't you worry your purty little head.")

This recorded live reading comes from the September 16th Literary Tea session at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre in Lewisburg. WV Writers' featured reader is poet Miles Dean, honorable mention in the Humor Category of the 2010 WVW Annual Writing Contest as well as voted the 1st place winner in poetry for the Writers Wall at the 2010 Summer Conference.

The Literary Tea series continues October 7 and October 14. They take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre in downtown Lewisburg.

If you're a member or extended friend of WV Writers, Inc. we invite you to submit your own recorded live readings to

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Podcast Episode 33: Belinda Anderson Interview

We had intended to podcast our Pitch Session Primer interview with Christine Witthohn for this week's podcast, but due to a wicked case of laryngitis followed by a convention trip, we've had to delay that recording until next week.

Instead, this week we're speaking with Belinda Anderson, writer, journalist, nomination for WV Writers' parliamentarian and presenter at the 2010 WV Writers Summer Conference. We cover Belinda's extensive past history with WV Writers, what she will be teaching at the conference and cover some of her current and past writing projects that she's involved with, including an oral history project detailing the history of a lost community located atop Wolf Creek Mountain, near Alderson, WV.

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This week, the WVW Podcast celebrates Mother's Day with a triple-sized MOMCAST 2010. This special podcast features poems, stories, essays and memories as phoned in by our members and sundry listeners.

Contributors inclue Elvera Denning, Terry McNemar, Tracy Seiffers, Sandra Clay, Barbara Wittington, Llewellyn McKernan, Sal Buttacci, Kate Dooley, John Nagle, C.J. Farnsworth, Dianne Tarantini, Tim Armentrout, Susan DeVan, Charlotte Sneed, Linda Hoagland, Barbara Smith, Cat Pleska, Heidi Hartwicker and Eric Fritzius.

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Article on WV Book Festival and Mary Lucille DeBerry

The Charleston Gazette has a nice article on the subject of the WV Book Festival, as well as WVW member Mary Lucille Deberry's first poetry collection, Bertha Butcher's Coat.

Read the article HERE. And hear our podcast with Mary Lucille, rebroadcast last weekend, HERE.

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WV Writers Podcast seeks Mother’s Day Poems and Stories

UPDATE 5/6/10: The Hotline for the WV Writers MomCast 2010 is now closed.

In honor of Mother's Day (May 9, 2010), the WV Writers Podcast is seeking your poems, short stories and essays on the topic of your mom. Furthermore, we'd like to broadcast you reading them.

In order to do this, we've set up a special Mother's Day Hotline which will allow us to record your poems, stories, etc. and be able to play them back on our Mother's Day Podcast, which will be posted May 9.

The instructions for this are as follows:

  1. Have your piece in hand.
  2. Phone our Mother's Day hotline at 304-661-9745 (this is a WV-based cellular number, so long distance charges may apply). Wait for the voicemail to pick up (usually after 4 rings) and listen to the opening.
  3. After the beep, please state your name, your town and anything you think people might need to know about your piece. After that...
  4. Read your story, essay or poem. Please try to keep them under 2 minutes 45 seconds in length. Anything longer than this will be automatically cut off by the voicemail. If you have a longer piece, feel free to call back and continue it in a second segment. However, please limit the entire piece to between 4 and 5 minutes. Preference may be given to pieces shorter than 2:45. Depending on the number of pieces we receive, we may or may not be able to use all of them.
  5. If you mess up while reading, it's no problem. Just pause and then say "THREE, TWO, ONE..." and start where you left off. We'll edit out the messups on our end.
  6. The hotline will take Mother's Day pieces through May 8, 2010. (After that, we'll try to keep the line open for Recorded Live Readings for possible use in future shows.)

This is something of an experiment, so please help us out by participating. Everybody's got a good mother story in them, so please share yours.

Participation is not limited to WV Writers members, though, if we have more entries than we can use, preference will be shown to our members.

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WVW Podcast Episode 28

Episode 28 of the WVW Podcast is now online. In it we celebrate National Poetry Month by playing part 1 of our two part recorded live reading taken from the WVW co-sponsored poetry edition of the literary tea series this past November at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre in Lewisburg. The featured poets for this recording are Sarah Crickenberger (2nd place winner of the Short Poetry category of the 2009 WVW Writing Contest) and our member Sammye Lewis.

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Podcast Episode 27 Now Online

The WV Writers Podcast Episode 27 is now online featuring an interview with 2009 WV Writers Summer Conference success story Sheila "S.G." Redling. Sheila is a morning radio show cohost at WKEE in Huntington and the author of a book called Storyteller that is currently making the rounds of publishers via her literary agent. The details of how she came to be in this position are illuminated in this podcast. (We'll give you a hint: it has something to do with the 2009 WV Writers Summer Conference, not to mention a healthy dose of talent.)

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WVW Podcast: Contestcast 2

Episode 25 (a.k.a. CONTESTCAST 2) of the WV Writers Podcast is now online. We're a wee bit past the mid-way point for the 2010 WV Writers Annual Writing Contest, so we thought it would be prudent to check in with our adult contest coordinator, Steve Goff, to find out how things are going. Steve answers more of your frequently asked questions, discuss the list of contest judges and reveal some of the categories in which your odds are better for winning this year.

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