Ann Pancake

Schedule of Events

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  • March-August

    AHWIR Ann Pancake selects winners of WV Fiction Competition, writes reviews for finalists which appear in the anthology, participates in webpage construction and an interview to be posted on the website, along with an array of scholarship and research associated with Pancake.
  • August-September

    Anthology Photographic Art Exhibit, Scarborough Library Reading Room and Virtual Art Online; Exhibit Curator Mike Mendez.
  • Friday, September 22

    7 p.m.
    Byrd CHE, Shepherdstown Film Society Screening of Award-winning Film Black Diamonds: Mountaintop Removal and the Fight for Coalfield Justice, a Documentary by Chet Pancake, with Discussion Leader Dr. Courtney Company.
  • Saturday, September 23

    All Day
    26th Annual Appalachian Heritage Festival Concert and evening Concert, Produced by Performing Arts Series at Shepherd (PASS).
  • Monday, September 25

    7 p.m.
    Byrd CHE, “Hope and Resiliency, with Performance Artist and Poet Torli Bush,” sponsored by the Center for Appalachian Studies and Communities; followed by reception and book signing
  • Tuesday, September 26

    7 p.m.
    Byrd CHE, A Celebration of the Anthology of Appalachian Writers Kingsolver Volume and Kate Long’s In Their Own Country (, with Poet Laureate Marc Harshman and Friends. Sponsored by the WV Center for the Book and Shepherd University Foundation, Reception to Follow
  • Wednesday, September 27

    9:30 a.m.
    Ann Pancake Reading and Q&A for Berkeley County honors students at Martinsburg High School, sponsored by the WV Library Commission.
    11:30 a.m.
    Ann Pancake Reading and zoom conversation with Book Clubs, WV Public Librarians, and Public School Teachers across the state.
    1 p.m.
    Ann Pancake and the Shepherdstown Library Giving Circle, Lunch and Book Q&A at the Bavarian Inn.
    7 p.m.
    The Writing Life, with Ann Pancake, Byrd CHE (writer discusses her work, the writing process, her journey as an author and an Appalachian), followed by reception and book signing
  • Thursday, September 28

    12 p.m.
    Lunch with Senior Moments Book Club
    2 p.m.
    Writers Master Class with Ann Pancake, at Byrd CHE.
    5 p.m.
    Dinner at The Press Room in Shepherdstown with Fiction Competition Winners
    7 p.m.
    Scarborough Society Lecture/Keynote and Awards Ceremony (Pancake receives the Appalachian Heritage Writer’s Award, presents WV Fiction Competition awards, and gives Scarborough Lecture, Bryd CHE, followed by reception and book signing).
  • Friday, September 29

    Morning Interview with Inside Appalachia.
    7 p.m.
    "Stories to Touch the Heart," with Adam Booth, Byrd CHE