One Book, One West Virginia
One Book, One West Virginia is a state-wide book discussion group
designed to promote dialogue among community members gathered in
various locations throughout the state. To accomplish this goal,
participants are urged to join book discussion groups and attend
related special events, such as meeting the author, character
portrayals, movies, and workshops.
Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence Program
The 2009 Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence Program is made possible with financial support from the West Virginia Humanities Council, the West Virginia Center for the Book, and the Shepherd University Foundation.
2011-2012 Selection-Ron Rash, Author of
2010-2011 Selection-Bobbi Ann Mason, Author of In Country
2009 Selection-Silas House
Author of Parchment of Leaves, Coal
Tattoo and Clay's Quilt.
A Parchment of Leaves
The Coal Tattoo
Important Links- Silas House Blog & AHWIR Silas House
2008 Selection-Big Stone Gap by Adriana TrigianiA wholesome Cinderella story with a winning blend of '70s nostalgia and Appalachian local color.
The celebrated black Harvard scholar offers a portrait of growing up
in a West Virginia hill town,
2007 Selection-Colored People by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
presenting a study of his family, his childhood icons, and the social institutions and mores of the time.
2006 Selection-Night of the Hunter by Davis GrubbCelebrates the literary style that inspired Hollywood in the making of the movie by the same name.
2005 Selection-Follow the River by James Alexander ThomCommemorates the 250th anniversary of Mary Ingles' incredible escape and journey.
Vividly captures the insurmountable bravery and endurance of this pioneer woman as
well as the strength of the rivers she used as her guides on her 800 mile trek home.