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Timeless stories, writing advice, readings and reflections on life, insights on Appalachian culture and history, tragedy and beauty. Writing activities for all ages.
Here's a quick tour.

Includes the national award-winning West Virginia Public Radio series

* Visit each writer's home page. Hear their voices.  


* Play or download a 58-minute audio visit with each writer. Or play shorter segments. Your choice!


* Play these writers' voices in a class or presentation. It's easy, and students love it.

* Each program is divided into downloadable audio tracks  of 2 - 12  minutes.


* You can download the transcript of each program, labeled with track numbers.


* Each table of contents helps you locate tracks that interest you: readings, advice on writing, childhood memories, etc.

* Six activities pages of writing exercises for all

ages: a chance to learn

from great writers.

* More to come! West

Virginia is packed with 

great storytellers.

These are 14 of them.

This website gives you the chance to visit with 14 celebrated West Virginia writers: national award-winning, in-depth audio visits with each, downloadable transcripts, information-packed home page and learning activities related to their writing!

The perception of West Virginia as a literary backwater was thoroughly demolished by these programs."

~ Graffiti Weekly

       Original broadcast on
    West Virginia Public Radio


 "These are world-class writers. Their writing would be considered great, no matter where they came from.  And there's plenty more where they came from."

- Ann Pancake


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