Crystal Wilkinson

Crystal Wilkinson2019 Appalachian Heritage Writer in Residence

Schedule of Events

March 1 through August 1

Crystal Wilkinson selects winners of WV Fiction Competition, writes critical reviews for finalists, participates in an interview to be posted on the website, works with the AHWIR Committee on constructing the website and teaching tools which become a scholarly resource for teachers, answers interview questions that will go online and into the anthology, and completes other tasks concerning the Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence project.

September 1-30

Photographic Exhibit in the Reading Room of the Scarborough Library.

Friday, September 20

7:30 p.m.
Byrd Legislative Center, Shepherdstown Film Society Screening of Beloved; film by Oprah Winfrey, Reynolds Hall, Discussion leader Dr. Julia Sandy, Department of History.

Saturday, September 21

All Day
Day-long Appalachian Heritage Festival, with demonstrations, cultural and musical events, and evening Concert at Frank Center auditorium.

Monday, September 23

3-5 p.m.
Writers Workshop with Karen Spears Zacharias, "Unraveling the Novelists Secrets," Contact Four Seasons Bookstore for details, 304.876.3486.
7 p.m.
Mama Just Won’t Accept This: Mental Illness in the Black Community, with Dr. Alfiee M. Breland-Noble, Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies.

Tuesday, September 24

7 p.m.
Byrd Center, A Celebration of Appalachian Storytellers, Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Volume XI, the event sponsored by the WV Center for the Book and Shepherd Foundation.
8 p.m.
Photographic Art Exhibit and Anthology Reception in Scarborough Reading Room.

Wednesday, September 25

9:30 a.m.
Book Discussion with Martinsburg High, Jefferson High, Washington High, and Spring Mills High School Honors Students at Martinsburg High School.
11 a.m.
Crystal Wilkinson Reading at Martinsburg Public Library.
12:30 p.m.
Discussion at the Bavarian Inn with the Shepherdstown Library Giving Circle.
7 p.m.
The Writing Life, with Crystal Wilkinson, Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies (writer discusses her work, the writing process, her journey toward authorship and publication).

Thursday, September 26

Book Discussion with Senior Moments Book Club.
3-4:30 p.m.
Writers Master Class with African American Poet and Fiction Writer Crystal Wilkinson, at Byrd Center.
5:30 p.m.
Dinner at the Press Room with Fiction Competition Winners.
8 p.m.
Scarborough Society Lecture Keynote and Awards Ceremony (Crystal Wilkinson receives the Appalachian Heritage Writer’s Award and presents the Scarborough Keynote address, EOB Auditorium, followed by reception and book signing. The WV Fiction Competition awards will also be presented by Wilkinson).
9 p.m.
Reception in Byrd Atrium.

Friday, September 27

Morning Interview with Inside Appalachia (Pubic Radio).
6 p.m.
"Tumbling Monuments, Fractious Politics, Post-Obama and Black Lives Matter: A Community Discussion with Dr. Chiquita Bostic-Howard," Byrd Legislative Center.
7:30 p.m.
An Evening of Storytelling, Appalachian & African American, Where the Twain Shall Meet, with Adam Booth and Diane Macklin, Byrd Legislative Center.