Barbara Kingsolver

Schedule of Events

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  • June-August

    WV Fiction Competition, Interview and Resources, and Teacher Notifications.
  • August-September

    Anthology Photographic Art Exhibit, Scarborough Library Reading Room and Virtual Art Online.
  • Friday, September 23

    7 p.m.
    Byrd CHE, Shepherdstown Film Society Screening of Award-winning Film Dark Waters, discussion led by Dr. Peter Vila, Environmental and Physical Sciences Department.
  • Saturday, September 24

    All Day
    26th Annual Appalachian Heritage Festival Concert: Celebrating Women’s Voices with soul and blues singer Lady D, string band music from The State Birds featuring award-winning fiddler Tessa Dillon, and singer-songwriter Olivia Ellen Lloyd.
    5 p.m.
    Anthology of Appalachian Writers Reading at Four Seasons Books, with DW Gregory, Noche Gauthier, Pat Donohoe, and Sue Silver (Volume 14, Marie Manilla).
    7 p.m.
    Concert at the Frank Center Plaza (indoors at the Frank Theater if inclement weather).
  • Monday, September 26

    7 p.m.
    Byrd CHE, “Connected: Reflections on Ecology, Technology, and the Human Condition, with Dr. Jeff Groff,” 2019 WV Professor of the Year and Chair of Environmental and Physical Sciences Department. Free and Open to the Public.
  • Tuesday, September 27

    7 p.m.
    Byrd CHE, A Celebration of Appalachian Storytellers, Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Volume XIV, sponsored by the WV Center for the Book and Shepherd Foundation. Free and Open to the Public.
  • Wednesday, September 28

    9:30 a.m.
    Barbara Kingsolver Reading and Q&A for Berkeley County honors students at Martinsburg High School, sponsored by the WV Library Commission.
    11:30 a.m.
    Barbara Kingsolver reading and zoom conversation with Books Clubs and WV Public Librarians and Teachers across the state.
    1 p.m.
    Barbara Kingsolver and the Shepherdstown Library Giving Circle, Lunch and Book Q&A at the Bavarian Inn.
    7 p.m.
    Byrd Legislative Center, The Writing Life, with Barbara Kingsolver, Byrd CHE (writer discusses her work, the writing process, her journey as an author and an Appalachian). Free and Open to the Public.
  • Thursday, September 29

    2 p.m.
    Byrd Legislative Center, Writers Master Class with Barbara Kingsolver, at Byrd CHE. Free and Open to the Public.
    5 p.m.
    Dinner at The Press Room in Shepherdstown with Fiction Competition Winners.
    7 p.m.
    Scarborough Society Lecture & Keynote “Challenges to the Global Village: Appalachia and the Ties that Bind” and Awards Ceremony (Kingsolver receives the Appalachian Heritage Writer’s Award, presents WV Fiction Competition awards, and gives Scarborough Lecture, Frank Center Theater, followed by reception and book signing). Free and Open to the Public.
  • Friday, September 30

    7 p.m.
    Stories from the Heartland, with Adam Booth, Byrd CHE. Free and Open to the Public.