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Compiled by Joe McCabe, West Virginia Writers, Inc.

BECKLEY (The Jabberwock Writers)
Usually meets in the Jabberwock Cafe from 6 to 8 PM on the first and third Thursday of every month. Members may bring work to be critiqued. Some members report on books they have read recently. A writing prompt is usually given.
Contacts: Rhonda White (304-425-6452) <> and Scott Thompson <>

Usually meets the second Thursday of every month.
Contact: Rob Merritt (304-327-6687) <>

Usually meets once every month in a member's home.
Contact: Renita Sue Loyd (304-765-7602) <>

WRAP (Writers, Readers, Authors and Poets) is based at the Clarksburg/Harrison Public library. Meetings on the first Wednesday (6 to 8 p.m.) each month. There is a second meeting usually on the 3rd Thursday monthly at Bridgeport Public Library or the Lowe Shinnston Public Library.
Contact: Kim Wheeler (304-592-3560) <>

HUNTINGTON (The Guyandotte Poets)
They have been discussing poems in the members' homes for more than 25 years, and they are always looking for people with talent and energy who are serious about poetry.
Contact: John McKernan <>

HUNTINGTON (Black Dog Writers Group)
This group meets in members' homes and has seven members who write prose. It is presently CLOSED to new members.
Contact: Llewellyn McKernan <>

Usually meets at the Public Library (101 King Street) from 1 to 4 PM on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month. Bring 8 copies of the work you want critiqued. Limit: 10 double-spaced pages.
Contacts: Honnor Dorsey (304-267-8933) and Joe McCabe (304-274-6986) or <>

MARTINSBURG (Athens on the Opequon)
This group was created in November 2003 to conserve, produce, and promote Traditional Poetry. Usually meets at the Public Library the first Sunday of every month from 2 to 4:45 PM.
Contacts: Annemarie Collins (304-267-7567) or <> and Carrol Kline (304-263-4395) or <> and check Frank Pierce's website: <>

Meets at the Morgantown Public Library, usually 2nd, 4th Tuesdays (6:30-8 p.m.). Manuscript critiques, market writing assignments, group writing, presentations.
Contacts: Library (304-291-7425) or email to: <Patricia.Patteson@mail.wvuedu>

PARKERSBURG (Ohio Valley Literary Group)
Usually meets in the Board Room of the Public Library from 6:30 to 9 PM the second Thursday of each month. Bring 12 copies of the work you want critiqued.
Contact: Wilma Acree (304-295-6599) <>

RIPLEY (The Appalachian Wordsmiths)
Usually meets every Thursday (except the second) of every month at Calvary Methodist Church from 6 to 8 PM. Established January 2002.
Contacts: Cheryl Kobe (304-273-0111) <> and Max Price (304-372-5430) <>

ROMNEY (Ice Mountain Writers)
Usually meets the third Wednesday of every month at the Bank of Romney Community Building on Main Street. Bring 6 copies of the work you want critiqued.
Contact: Michael Hughes (304-822-4040) <>

SHEPHERDSTOWN (The Bookend Poets)
Usually meets the second Thursday of every month from 8 to 10 PM usually at The Four Seasons Bookstore on German Street. Bring 10 copies of the poems you want critiqued.
Contact: Georgia Lee McElhaney (304-876-6745) <>

If you have additions or corrections,
please contact Joe McCabe (304-274-6986) <>