The ongoing podcast for West Virginia Writers, Inc., the Mountain State's largest organization dedicated to writers. Hosted by Eric Fritzius, from atop a hill in Greenbrier County, each podcast will feature information about WV Writers related events as well as readings and interviews with the writers of West Virginia and Appalachia.

This podcast features music by Pops Walker.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Episode 75: interview with author Ed Davis

Ed Davis is the WV-native author of the novels I Was So Much Older Then  and  The Measure of EverythingHis third novel, The Psalms of Israel Jones was recently published by WV University Press.  It tells the story of a legendary hard-living, hard-lovin', hard-drinkin', and hard-druggin' rockstar who, in his later years, develops something of a cult following.  Literally.  His son Thom, a conservative minister with some possible moral issues of his own, is called on to the tour by a mysterious phone call and finds himself once again thrust into his estranged father's chaotic world of tour busses, dive-bar shows, and... snake-handlers?  

In this episode, host Eric Fritzius sits down with Davis for an interview about the novel, as recorded during the Lewisburg Literary Festival on August 8, 2015.


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West Virginia Writers Podcast: Episode 75
 
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WV Writers Podcast: Bonus 14 - A Consternation of Monsters episode

(The following podcast is presented as a bonus episode featuring a sample episode of host Eric Fritzius's other podcast The Consternation of Monsters Podcast, adapting stories from his new collection, A Consternation of Monsters.)

The Seward Whale Strike Tragedy, they called it. Twenty-five people dead. The worst accident in Alaska’s tourism history since Will Rogers’ plane went down in ‘35. Only one man left alive knows the truth of what really happened — the man everyone agrees caused the tragedy to start with.

And if there’s one thing he’s sure of, the thing they hit that day was no whale.

Presented here is his testimony, as transcribed for an interview with Paranorm Violations Magazine. This podcast adapts the short story “The Ones that Aren’t Crows” found in the collection A Consternation of Monsters.

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WVW Podcast Bonus show #14: The Consternation of Monsters podcast

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

ENCORE PODCAST: Episode 41: 2010 Literary Tea Recorded Live Reading with Miles Dean


In honor of the recent passing of poet Miles Dean, we present an encore of Episode 41 in which he and his poetry are featured.

Miles Dean was not only a WV Writers member, and regular contributor to this podcast, but he was a prolific poet and one of the driving forces for the Raleigh County Library Writers Group.  In addition to being a multiple winner of the writers’ wall and people’s choice competitions at the WV Writers Summer Conference, Miles published three collections of his poetry, the most recent of which, New River Reflections, debuted in January.

This recorded live reading comes from the September 16th Literary Tea session at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre in Lewisburg. WV Writers' featured reader is Miles Dean, won honorable mention in the Humor Category of the 2010 WVW Annual Writing Contest as well as voted the 1st place winner in poetry for the Writers Wall at the 2010 Summer Conference.

Find other podcasts featuring Miles Dean at this label link.


If you're a member or extended friend of WV Writers, Inc. we invite you to submit your own recorded live readings to wvwpodcast@gmail.com.

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West Virginia Writers Podcast Episode 41

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Episode 74: Literary Tea Recorded Live Reading with Rachel Garringer

Only a month late in posting this episode, this is the final prose recording from the 2014 Literary Tea series at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre in Lewisburg.  It features Rachel Garringer, the 2nd place winner of our 2014 Emerging Writers Prose category.  

This recorded live reading comes from the October 13, 2014 Literary Tea session at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre in Lewisburg.

(If you're a member or extended friend of WV Writers, Inc. we invite you to submit your own recorded live readings to wvwpodcast@gmail.com.)

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Episode 73: Literary Tea Recorded Live Reading with Janet Lilly

To help promote our annual writing contest, this year's Literary Tea readings featured winners from the 2014 WVW Annual Writing Contest.  The featured reader for this Tea is Janet Lilly, who won third place in the Writers Wall competition at the 2014 WV Writers Summer Conference.  This recorded live reading comes from the October 6, 2014 Literary Tea session at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre in Lewisburg.

(If you're a member or extended friend of WV Writers, Inc. we invite you to submit your own recorded live readings to wvwpodcast@gmail.com.)

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West Virginia Writers Podcast: Episode 73
 
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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Episode 72: Literary Tea Recorded Live Reading with Audrey Stanton Smith


To help promote our annual writing contest, this year's Literary Tea readings featured winners from the 2014 WVW Annual Writing Contest.  The featured reader for this Tea is Audrey Stanton Smith, who placed in the Humor, Stageplay and Children's Book categories.  This recorded live reading comes from the September 29, 2014 Literary Tea session at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre in Lewisburg.

(If you're a member or extended friend of WV Writers, Inc. we invite you to submit your own recorded live readings to wvwpodcast@gmail.com.)
 
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West Virginia Writers Podcast: Episode 72
 
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Episode 71: Literary Tea Recorded Live Reading with Dawn A. Baldwin


This recorded live reading comes from the September 22 Literary Tea session at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre in Lewisburg.

To help promote our annual writing contest, this year's Literary Tea readings featured winners from the 2014 WVW Annual Writing Contest.  The featured reader for this first reading is Dawn A. Baldwin, who placed both honorable mention and 1st place in the Pearl S. Buck Award for Writing for Social Change category of the 2014 contest.

(If you're a member or extended friend of WV Writers, Inc. we invite you to submit your own recorded live readings to wvwpodcast@gmail.com.)


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West Virginia Writers Podcast: Episode 71
 
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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Episode 70: ContestCAST 2015

ContestCAST 2015 is your one-stop primer for all information about the 2015 West Virginia Writers Annual Writing contests.  

Joining host Eric Fritzius for the third year in a row is 2015 Contest Coordinator... Eric Fritzius.

(By the way, to get the maximum effect of this "interview" it's probably best to listen to this episode using a good pair of stereo headphones.)

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West Virginia Writers Podcast: Episode 70


WV Writers Contest Entry Form 2015     New Mountain Voices contest entry form

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Episode 69: Literary Tea Poetry Tea

In honor of April being National Poetry Month, the WV Writers Podcast presents a recorded live reading captured at the 2013 Literary Tea Poetry Edition at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre in Lewisburg, WV. 


Featured are poets and readers Lori Evans, Barry Rich, Miles Dean, Micah Labishak, Sammye Lewis, and Wolf Knight.



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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Episode 68: ContestCAST 2014


ContestCast 2014 serves as your primer for all things related to the WV Writers Annual Writing Contest for 2014, which accepts entries from January 2 through March 31.

Joining host Eric Fritzius, for the second year in a row, to help explain all the whys and wherefores of the contest is the 2014 Contest Coordinator... Eric Fritzius.

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West Virginia Writers Podcast: Episode 68


WV
                                                          Writers 2014
                                                          Contest Form


WV
                                                          Writers 2014
                                                          New Mountain
                                                          Voices Contest
                                                          Form

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