Local scouting leader Amy Garbrick was elected as the first female president of the governing board for the Boy Scouts of America Mountaineer Area Council, based in north central West Virginia.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence
Liz McCormick sat down with Pancake while she was in Shepherdstown to discuss what inspires her writing, what's next in her career and how Appalachia has evolved since she wrote "Strange as This Weather Has Been."Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Author Ann Pancake Discusses ‘Strange As This Weather Has Been’ And What’s Next, This West Virginia Morning
On this West Virginia Morning, West Virginia author Ann Pancake is the 2023 Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence at Shepherd University. We speak with her about her acclaimed novel Strange as This Weather Has Been – and what’s coming next in her career.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
On this West Virginia Morning, Kentucky author Barbara Kingsolver won a 2023 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for her newest novel Demon Copperhead. In light of this achievement, we are listening back to our interview with Kingsolver last fall, when she was recognized as the 2022 Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence at Shepherd University.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Kentucky author Barbara Kingsolver is the 2022 Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence at Shepherd University. While Kingsolver’s fiction takes readers all over the world, she says her Appalachian roots inspire key themes and ideas in her stories. Liz McCormick sat down with Kingsolver to learn more.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Shepherd University’s 2021 Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence is Huntington, West Virginia, author Marie Manilla. Born and raised in Huntington, Manilla identifies as an “urban Appalachian” and strives to show that side of Appalachia in her writing. Education reporter Liz McCormick spoke with Manilla over Skype recently to discuss how she uses her work to push change in West Virginia and around the world.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Author Crystal Wilkinson is the 2019 Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence at Shepherd University.Wilkinson’s second book Water Street was chosen by…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
More West Virginia News
WVPB Special Series
From workforce challenges to the opioid epidemic to the economy and education, click here to browse our special series from over the years.
Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture stories
PreK-12 and Higher Education stories
Energy & Environment
Energy & Environment stories
Health & Science
Health & Science stories and home of Appalachia Health News.
Read about job postings, upcoming documentaries, events, and more from WVPB.