W.Va. Fiction Competition Open For Submissions

Submissions for the West Virginia Fiction Competition are open until May 1. The statewide writing contest is held annually by the Shepherd University Center for Appalachian Studies and Communities.

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'The Moonshine Messiah,' A Mystery In The Coalfields

Russell Johnson's first book, “The Moonshine Messiah,” is a mystery set in the coal fields of West Virginia.

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Mysteries With A Message. A Conversation With Kent Krueger

Award-winning novelist Kent Krueger has written 23 books, including 19 in the popular Cork O’Conner mystery series. On Saturday, Krueger comes to Charleston for the West Virginia Book Festival. He spoke to Bill Lynch about his books, writing and his latest standalone novel, The River We Remember.

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Appalachian Tarot Cards And Ron Rash, Inside Appalachia

This week on Inside Appalachia, a Pittsburgh artist channels the Steel City’s mythology and struggles — into tarot cards. Western North Carolina author Ron Rash shares his thoughts on writing about Appalachians. And we hear about efforts in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley to return a young bald eagle to the wild.

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