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.
BREAKING NEWS 11/11/2020
- The entry forms for the WV Writers Annual Writing Contests are now online on our Contest Page.
- FROM WV Writers President Brad Mills:
- The West Virginia Writers Fall Conference took place, despite Covid-19, as a virtual conference - our first. It was FREE to all members (also a first for us) and had attendees from coast to coast and from across the Atlantic. Speakers included Valerie Nieman, Eddy Pendarvis, Michael McClellan, M. Lynne Squires, and Chris Enss. The sessions were recorded. We're working to make them viewable for members who were unable to attend.
- 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!