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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Morgantown Poets Reading by George Lies

Morgantown-based author/editor George Lies will be featured with Morgantown Poets at 7pm Thursday January 16 at Monongalia Arts Center (MAC). An Open Mic follows thereafter.

George Lies has played a major role on West Virginia's literary stage since 1983. His prize story Trailer Dogs Barking was published by novelist Meredith Sue Willis in the Hamilton Stone Review online edition for a WV Anthology (2008). His story Keys to Heaven, set in Monongalia County, was translated for publications in Romania (2005) and Brazil (2009) from the original anthology, Mist on the Mon.

He moderates critique workshops for Morgantown Writers' Group, founded in 1994, a spin-off of GoldenRod Writers Conference (1983-2001). He has twice served as President of the statewide WV Writers, Inc., and as editorial director for anthologies, such as Pokeberry Days, Janus '95, and Agent Orange. He has led multiple workshops in fiction writing and grant proposals, and has written for newspapers in Washington D.C., Pittsburgh, and Rio de Janeiro.

Public parking is available near the MAC in the parking garage at the corner of Pleasant and Chestnut Streets and at the city lot behind 142 High Street (enter off Spruce). The MAC is accessible to individuals with special mobility requirements; schedule ahead at least two days prior to the event by calling 304-292-3325, or write to

Morgantown Poets is an informal not-for-profit, all-volunteer community group that meets 7-9 p.m. the third Thursday each month at the MAC, providing literary enthusiasts in north-central West Virginia the opportunity to express themselves, share their work, network, and to connect up-and-coming writers with more established authors. New writers are welcome. Join on Facebook by entering "Morgantown Poets" in the search or join the mailing list at Follow us on Twitter (@MorgantownPoets) or watch videos of past events on our YouTube channel (