West Virginia Writers, Inc.Established in 1977, West Virginia Writers, Inc. is the  largest all-volunteer, writers' resource and service organization serving literary interests in West Virginia.

We are founded on the fundamental principle that the written word is one of the most distinguishing characteristics of all human endeavors.  Our aim is to expand and develop creative writing and professional opportunities for writers and to connect the state's writers with others in the literary community and the public at large.

WV Writers sponsors both an annual writers conference and an annual writing competition.


  • 6/12/22 the 2022 WVW Conference was a grand success.  Contest winners may be viewed HERE.  
  • 6/9/22 This weekend, June 10-12, is the West Virginia Writers Annual Summer Conference at Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley, WV.  If you've not already registered we always take walk-in registrants.  If you need to make food and lodging reservations, those must be done through Cedar Lakes itself.  Come for one, two, or the ever-popular three days and have a great time with like-minded writers from around the region.  Find out more about the conference at our Conference Page.
  • 5/23/22 The 2022 WV Writers Summer Conference workshop schedule has now been posted to the Conference Page.
  • 4/1/22  The 2022 WV Writers Summer Conference is now open for registration.  Please see our SUMMER CONFERENCE page for registration forms, presenter information, a First-Time Attendee's guide, and a Summer Conference Attendee Checklist.  
  • 4/1/22 the 2022 WV Writers Writing Contest is officially closed for entries.  Winners will be announced at the Awards Banquet of the 2022 WVW Summer Writing Conference, June 11, 2022.


  • Our organizational collection of essays on writing, Writerly Advice, Tips & Techniques from West Virginia Writers, has now been published by Headline Books.  It is for sale on this very website via the FOLLOWING LINK.    Writerly Advice offers tips, tricks, and inspiration for writers of all skill levels and genres. Whether you want to travel to the past with historical fiction, create compelling couples for romance, or saddle up for a western, experienced authors cover the unique aspects of each genre and the techniques common to all great writing. Take your verse to another level with advice from a panel of accomplished poets, each of whom draws from a unique personal background and style. These essays will help you find the courage to get started, inspire you to try writing a memoir or short play, and encourage you to make time for your creativity. It’s like having a writer’s conference at your fingertips!