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.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Episode 67: The Pearl S. Buck Award for Writing for Social Change

Born in Hillsboro, WV.  Pearl S. Buck was a Pulitzer Prize winning author known the world over for such books as The Good Earth.  The child of missionary parents, she grew up in China, and her writing later in life greatly influenced the change in Western perceptions of that nation.  As part of the WV Writers Annual Writing Contest, our organization has teamed with the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation in Hillsboro to sponor the Pearl S. Buck Award for Writing for Social Change category of our 2013 contest.  

Joining host Eric Fritzius to talk about the award and about Pearl Buck herself, are Jolie Lewis,vice president of the board of directors for the Pearl S. Buck Birthpalce Foundation, and Dr. Edwina Pendarvis, a biographer of Buck's.  

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West Virginia Writers Podcast: Episode 67

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