Author Series

The Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library Author Series is the library's showcase of literary events. Throughout the year, authors of varying backgrounds and genres are invited by the library to inspire a love of reading, feature voices that energize community conversations, and support the arts while providing an enjoyable literary experience. Previous Author Series events include author forums, roundtable discussions, poetry readings, and writer workshops. The Author Series is sponsored by the Cultural Foundation of Harrison County and the Friends of Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library.

Join Us for the 2023 Season!


Spring Writers WorkshopPoetry Writing Workshop
Saturday, April 15, 2023 | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for an invigorating workshop as local published author Anna Smucker shares how to write poetry. 

Celebrate West Virginia AuthorsWriting Your Memoirs
Thursday, April 20, 2023 | 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Join us as authors Lisa McCombs and Diana Pishner Walker host a workshop on writing memoirs.


West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival Authors ForumCelebrating Children's Book Week
Saturday, May 6, 2023 | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Local West Virginia children's book authors join us to celebrate this special week.


Writers Editing WorkshopBetween the Lines: Their Houses
Thursday, May 11, 2023 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join the Lunchtime Book Discussion as award winning author Meredith Sue Willis discusses her book "Their Houses." To register and pick up a book, call the library at (304) 627-2236.


No. 9: Commemoration of the Farmington Mine DisasterTalking Tech with Michael Gorzka
Saturday, July 15, 2023 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join author Michael Gorzka as he talks about his three tech help books and what inspired him to help make technology easy.


Women Speak: An Afternoon of Story, Poetry & Song Marketing My Story
Saturday, August 19, 2023 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Award-winning author Colleen Driscoll joins us for a great discussion on marketing.


Writer's Workshop

Writer's Workshop
October, 2023 | TBA

Join us as award-winning author Michael Knost & other local authors present a writer's workshop for authors of all ages.


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