Category Archives: poetry reading

Bob Snyder’s “Milky Way Accent” and other selected work Zoom event

On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, please join the friends and fans of the late poet Bob Snyder as they celebrate his work as well, as a new volume of his poetry, through readings with a live Zoom event.

Registration is required.  See the details on how to register at the following LINK.

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Third Thursday Poetry night

The inaugural Third Thursday poetry show is tonight, @ Domestic, 117 E. German St. in Shepherdstown.

The event features Martinsburg's own Earl Hairston with an open mic to follow.

Sign-up for the open mic begins at 7:30pm.

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Mary Lucille DeBerry reads from her new book

Alice Saw the Beauty

Alice Saw the Beauty

Mary Lucille DeBerry will read from her second collection of poetry, Alice Saw the Beauty, on Saturday, January 10 at a book launch scheduled for 2:00 p.m. at the Monongalia Arts Center, 107 High Street, in Morgantown. The event is free and open to the public.

The title of the new book is also that of one of the poems within it—about a single copper bedspring given to the poet by former Randolph County Extension Agent, Alice Torner (1903-1979), who helped found the Mountain Weavers Guild. Other poems celebrate a primitive rolling pin, an elegant vase created by Susan Ting, vintage photographs, and nature’s offerings: ginkgo leaves, fan-shaped fungus, dandelions and daffodils.

Winston Fuller, former WVU Professor, says, “Mary Lucille DeBerry writes a poetry of attention to the exotica of the close at hand. Alice Saw the Beauty is the poetry of a West Virginian making a West Virginia life.” Ida Stewart, author of Gloss (2011 winner of the Perugia Press Prize) adds, “The book is also tethered to history, each poem not written but tied like a knot on a string of time that connects the past to the present.”

The new collection of poems—with Foreword by Ann Hogsett--can be found at the Harrisville branch of the Ritchie County Library and at Berdine’s Five and Dime. Program chairs are invited to schedule the author to read her work at meetings of local organizations.

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Poetry Slam in Fairmont

Passive Terrain Press and Joe N Throw will be hosting a poetry slam competition,  January 24, 2015 at 2:00 p.m., at Joe n Throw in Fairmont, West Virginia.

Writers from Morgantown and surrounding areas are strongly encouraged to come out.

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Raleigh County Poetry Reading

Open mic poetry reading
                First come, first heard
      Beckley Raleigh County Library
            Monday, April 2nd, 6-8pm
     In the Mary Louise Graham Room
                            Plan to join us.
 Read your own, read your favorite, just join us.
  Good company, refreshments will be served.
                        Sponsored by
                   Friends of the Library
               Writers Group at the Library
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Poetry Reading & Open mic in Bluefield

(News courtesy of Rob Merritt)

Share your art.  Connect with other writers and readers. Come to the WindHorse Healing Arts Center Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 7 PM.

WindHorse Healing Arts Center
422 North Street
Bluefield, WV
(Coming from Bluefield College, turn left at Community Center flashing light, follow road curving to right. Building is on the left just past a parking lot.)

Refreshments available
For more information or Directions
contact Rob Merritt: 304-920-1860

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Poetry Reading and Open Mic in Bluefield

Poetry Reading & Open Mic

Share your art.

Experience connection.

Come to the WindHorse Healing Arts Center

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

7 PM

WindHorse Healing Arts Center

422 North Street

Bluefield, WV

(Coming from Bluefield College, turn left at Community Center flashing light, follow road curving to right. Building is on the left just past a parking lot.)

Please bring $2 to help cover costs

Refreshments available

For more information, contact Rob Merritt: 304-920-1860

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Poetry Reading on Saturday

Come out to the Wild Bean Coffee Shop in downtown Lewisburg on Saturday, May 28, for coffee and some powerful poetry produced by your fellow community members. The featured poet will be Tim Lockridge. Tim is finishing his doctorate at Virginia Tech, has been published in numerous places online and in print, and is the instructor for the writing workshop whose participants will be among the night's performers.

There will also be a few slots available for you to read your own work, if you are so inclined. There is no charge for the reading, but be sure to purchase some snacks and beverages from the Wild Bean, as they are being extremely gracious in hosting us. If you have any interest in the workshop itself, please call 304-667-7576 for more information (the workshop is also Saturday, from 1:30pm to 5:30pm). This will be a wonderful community event and another reason why Lewisburg is the Coolest Small Town on the planet!

Presented by High Rocks Education Corporation, the West Virginia Humanities Council, and the Wild Bean

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Young Writer’s Community Poetry/Prose Reading

(This news courtesy of Devin Preston)

There will be a Young Writers Community Poetry Reading, featuring the work of Megan Moriarty, at the Wild Bean Coffee Shop in downtown Lewisburg, April 29 at 7 p.m.

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Daniel McTaggart featured by Morgantown Poets

Local author Daniel McTaggart will be featured with Morgantown Poets at 7pm Thursday April 21 at Monongalia Arts Center (MAC). An Open Mic follows immediately thereafter.

Daniel McTaggart is a Morgantown native who has been writing poetry for more than 30 years. In 1989, he was selected to participate in the WVU English Department's Sturm Visiting Writers Workshop with Wayne Dodd. His work has appeared in Laurels, Screaming Zebra, and NACS Magazine. His poem "Monarch Sunning on Cooper's Rock" was selected by's 2010 Poetry on the Move program. He has published several books of poetry, most recently "Diner Poems" and "Morgantown Madrigals."

Daniel's poetry focuses on the nostalgic, the familiar, and the unnoticed quiet moments occurring all around us. Through his pen, he stops for a burger at the diner, dodges cow patties on his grandfather's pasture, or listens to the sounds of a coffee shop.

Public parking is available near the MAC in the parking garage at the corner of Pleasant and Chestnut Streets and at the city lot behind 142 High Street (enter off Spruce). The MAC is accessible to individuals with special mobility requirements; schedule ahead at least two days prior to the event by calling 304-292-3325, or write to

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