Clarksburg Harrison Public Library hosts ‘Contemporary Literature from West Virginia’

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Clarksburg Harrison Public Library hosts ‘Contemporary Literature from West Virginia’_1558233335726.jpg.jpg

CLARKSBURG, W.Va.- A contemporary literature from West Virginia presentation was held Saturday evening at the Waldomore in downtown Clarksburg.  

Dr. Boyd Creasman an author of the book ‘Writing West Virginia: Place, People, and Poverty in Contemporary Literature from the Mountain State’ focuses on eight writers from right here in the state. Creasman taught Appalachian literature a West Virginia Wesleyan for many years and through research of the works he was teaching he found that there was not a lot of information on them.  

“I think Appalachian literature does a great job of chronicling the struggles of the people, but also the ways that people from the Mountain State rise above any challenges and limitations. I think it really kind of an inspirational body of work,” said Dr. Boyd Creasman, Author.  

Dr. Creaseman said that these writers are not well known, and he feels as though they deserve to be and known for their writing of Appalachia. 

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