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Author Karen Spears Zacharias to conduct September 23 workshop

ISSUED: 10 September 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Karen Spears Zacharias, 2018 Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence and 2018 West Virginia Common Read author, will return to Shepherd University to conduct a workshop Monday, September 23, from 3-5 p.m. at Four Seasons Books, 114 West German St. The workshop, titled “Unraveling the Novelist’s Secrets,” is open to the public for a $50 fee and to Shepherd students for free. The fee will be donated by Zacharias and Four Seasons to the Shepherd University Appalachian Studies program.

To register for the workshop, contact Kendra Goldsborough at 304-876-3486.

The workshop will help kick off the week-long Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residents program at Shepherd. For the full range of events, visit or contact Dr. Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt, director of Shepherd’s Center for Appalachian Studies and Communities, at

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