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 2022 Season!

Spring Writers WorkshopSpring Writers Workshop
Saturday, March 19, 2022 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join us for an invigorating workshop as local published authors guide new and seasoned writers through the writing process. Local authors include Diana Pishner Walker, Lisa A. McCombs, and Colleen Driscoll.

Celebrate West Virginia AuthorsCelebrating West Virginia Authors
Saturday, June 25, 2022 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Meet and greet with local authors from all over West Virginia! Take advantage of this unique opportunity for Q&As and book signings. Attending authors include Diane Tarantini, Colleen Driscoll, Lisa McCombs, Vonnetta Mayo, Diana Pishner Walker, Marjorie Barton, Jo Anne James, Diana Johnson, Michael Lambiotte, Anna Smucker, Lisa Hayes-Minney, Patricia Harman, and more!

West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival Authors ForumWest Virginia Italian Heritage Festival Authors Forum
Saturday, September 3, 2022 | Following the Parade

A fixture of the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival. Join us in a celebration of West Virginia's Italian literary and cultural heritage. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Writers Editing WorkshopWriters Editing Workshop
Saturday, October 8, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join West Virginia Writers, Inc. for an afternoon of spirited discussion as award-winning editor and author Sandy Tritt guides guests through the editing process. Sandy Tritt is the founder and CEO of Inspiration for Writers, Inc.

Between the Lines: Kettle BottomBetween the Lines: Kettle Bottom
Thursday, November 10, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join the Lunchtime Book Discussion as poet Diane Gilliam Fisher discusses her award-winning collection of historic poems. To register and pick up a book, call the library at (304) 627-2236.

No. 9: Commemoration of the Farmington Mine DisasterNumber 9: Commemoration of the Farmington Mine Disaster
Saturday, November 19, 2022 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Noted author Bonnie E. Stewart marks the 54th anniversary of the Farmington Mine Disaster with a community discussion and Q&A. Stewart is the author of No. 9: The Farmington Mine Disaster.

Women Speak: An Afternoon of Story, Poetry & Song Women Speak: An Afternoon of Story, Poetry & Song
Saturday, December 10, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Women of Appalachia Project present women from 11 states as they share their culture and experiences, embrace issues of marginalization and stereotype, as well as show women beyond the factors used to judge her.

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