If you would like to join or renew a membership in West Virginia Writers, Inc., dues are $25 for adults, $10 for college students, and $5 for students under 18.

Gold membership costs $50 and Silver membership costs $35. These optional annual levels of membership allow you to give additional support to our organization, and we will recognize these members at our annual banquet and other places throughout the year. Current members may upgrade to the Gold or Silver levels by sending us an additional payment of $25 or $10, respectively.

Membership benefits include: a subscription to our organizational newsletter; steep discounts on registration for the West Virginia Writers Summer Conference; our E-mail newsletter with information on publishing, markets, and contests, fellowship with other writers; information on how to contact other writers and speakers and how to organize local writing and reading projects; a link from our website to yours; promotion for your published work through WV Writers blog and newsletter.

If you have questions about your membership status, please send them to our secretary, Cheryl Kula, at

You can fill out and mail in a membership application, as found in our Organizational Brochure, or via the form below.


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Gold member recognition

Since we were unable to recognize our Gold members at the 2020 Summer Conference due to... well, not having said conference... they are recognized below. Thank you for supporting WV Writers. We'll update this list occasionally as new members join us.

  • Nancy Abrams, Morgantown, WV
  • Wilma Acree, Vienna, WV
  • James Antonini, Morgantown, WV
  • Sue Atkinson, Proctorville, OH
  • Sandra (Peasley) Bush, Parkersburg, WV
  • Lois Casto, Ripley, WV
  • JCrow Coaching, Belpre, OH
  • Beth Darby, Huntington, WV
  • Shelly Deavers, Bobtown, PA
  • David Farmer, Omar, WV
  • Regina Fite, Harpers Ferry, WV
  • Robert Fouch, Valley Stream, NY
  • Dreama Wyant Frisk, Arlington, VA
  • Carol Gallant, Harpers Ferry, WV
  • Joseph Gill, Beckley, WV
  • Paula Graham, Odessa, TX
  • Dixiane Hallaj, Purcellville, VA
  • Marc Harshman, Wheeling, WV
  • Robin Holstein, Diamond, WV
  • Norman Julian, Star City, WV
  • Marion Kee, Redmond, WA
  • Anna Kesterson, Crawley, WV
  • Brandon Kirk, Logan, WV
  • James "Joe" Koreski, Bridgeport, WV
  • Cheryl Kula, Hinton, WV
  • George Lies, Morgantown, WV
  • Marie Manilla, Huntington, WV
  • Mary McFarland, Otway, OH
  • Pamela (MiMi) Meritt, Bluefield, WV
  • Rob Merritt, Bluefield, WV
  • Ann Miller-Tiedeman, Huntington, WV
  • Dale Moffatt, Charleston, WV
  • John N. Mugaas, Bozeman, MT
  • Barbara O'Byrne, Charleston, WV
  • Bill O'Field, Clarksburg, WV
  • Peggy Oskarsson, Malmo, Sweden
  • Matthew Perry, Hurricane, WV
  • Jo Boggess Phillips, Ripley, WV
  • Wilma Reitz, Greenville, SC
  • Rose Rhodes, Alexandria, VA
  • Sheila Riddle, Mount Gay, WV
  • Laura Jackson Roberts, Wheeling, WV
  • Joshua Robinson, Morgantown, WV
  • Sarah B. Robinson, Morgantown, WV
  • Steven Runfola, Morgantown, WV
  • Elaine Satterfield, Bridgeport, WV
  • Larry "Rock and Roll" Schardt, Lewistown, PA
  • Tovli Simiryan, South Euclid, OH
  • Joan Spilman, Hurricane, WV
  • M. Lynne Squires, Scott Depot, WV
  • Glenn Stotts, Huntington, WV
  • Diane Tarantini, Morgantown, WV
  • Dave Thomas, Charleston, WV
  • Sarah Thomas, Asheville, NC
  • Bonnie B. Thurston, Wheeling, WV
  • Julia Todd, Clarksburg, WV
  • Donna Rose Toney, Lewisburg, WV
  • Nancy Weatherby, Adrian, MI
  • Jennifer Deitz Weingardt, Huntington, WV
  • Wild Isle Literature, Wheeling, WV
  • Martha Wolfe, Winchester, VA
  • R. G. Yoho, Little Hocking, OH
  • Ed Zahniser, Shepherdstown, WV

Silver member recognition

We also appreciate our Silver members' support.

  • Stewart Acuff, Shepherdstown, WV
  • Molly Arbogast, Lewisburg, WV
  • Joanne Bario, Shepherdstown, WV
  • Shon Butler, Buckhannon, WV
  • Jessica Combs, Charleston, WV
  • Donna Copeland, Parkersburg, WV
  • Thomas Corbett, St. Albans, WV
  • Kate Fox, Athens, OH
  • Lillian Frazer, Haymarket, VA
  • Pamela Hawley, Charleston, WV
  • Lisa Hayes-Minney, Stumptown, WV
  • Marly Hazen, Morgantown, WV
  • Ellen Hoffman, Shepherdstown, WV
  • Douglas Imbrogno, Huntington, WV
  • Lisa McCombs, Monongah, WV
  • Kris Moore, Gallipolis, OH
  • Heather Noble, Vienna, WV
  • James Owen, Tampa, FL
  • Eliot Parker, Oxford, MS
  • Nancy Pedigo, Racine, OH
  • James D. Porterfield, Elkins, WV
  • Bonnie Proudfoot, Athens, OH
  • Leigh Ann (Wells) Ray, Williamson, WV
  • Wilma Reitz, Greenville, SC
  • Carter Taylor Seaton, Huntington, WV
  • Charles G. Seplocha, St. Augustine, FL
  • Charlotte Snead, Mt. Clare, WV
  • Audrey Stanton-Smith, Lester, WV
  • Joyce M. Stover, Given, WV
  • Gerald Swick, Brentwood, TN
  • Ronald Gene Turchin, Fairmont, WV
  • Rondalyn Whitney, Morgantown, WV
  • Sherrell Wigal, Parkersburg, WV
  • Sandra Woods, Clarksburg, WV