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Appalachian Studies Center, Shepherd University

September 23, 2019 - September 24, 2019

When: Sept 21-Sept. 25, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Monday, September 23rd, 3-5pm
In association with the Center for Appalachian Studies, Four Seasons Books will host a writers workshop with award winning author Karen Spears Zacharias, the former Appalachian Heritage Writer in Residence and editor of the Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Volume XI.

Unravel the novelist’s secrets to finding and developing stories from everyday encounters and experiences. Discover the key elements to writing credible dialogue and dimensional characters.

The 2019 recipient of the Appalachian Heritage Writer’s Award, Karen Spears Zacharias published her first novel, Mother of Rain, in 2013 to broad-acclaim. Mother of Rain (Mercer University Press) was longlisted for the Crook’s Corner Book Award and received the Weatherford Award for Best in Appalachian Fiction by Berea College. It was later adapted for the stage by Paul Pierce of Georgia’s Historic Springer Theater. Burdy (Mercer University Press) was published in 2015 and Christian Bend in 2017.

Call or email ahead to reserve a seat at Karen Spears Zacharias’ Writing Workshop: The Art of Writing Fiction. Tickets will be $50 and must be paid ahead of the event.

114 W. German St.
P.O. Box 70
Shepherdstown, WV 25443

(304) 876-3486


Tuesday, September 24th

Karen joins West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman for an evening of words and story swapping at Shepherd University.