(This information courtesy of WV Writers' own Ed Zahniser)
Shaharazade's Exotic Tea Room on German Street in Shepherdstown, WV hosts open readings for poetry and prose on the First Sunday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. This is a fun mixed-age group of writers, from age 12 to the 70s and 80s. A couple of the writers are active members of WVW. Come and share your work and be spurred to more, new work by other writers. For information call Ed Zahniser at 304/876-2442. Upcoming dates are February 4, March 4, April 8 and May 6. Listeners are welcome. If food or beverages are desired, you may order from the menu.
The Bookend Poets workshop/open readings take place 8 to 10 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in Shepherdstown, WV. An open reading format is followed. If you want gentle, constructive feedback on your work, bring 12 to 15 photocopies so people can follow along as you read. Age range is 20-somethings to 80-somethings and several of the poets are quite widely published and very knowledgeable about poetry. Several are active members of WVW Inc.