Spring 2021 Phyllis W. Moore Online Author Series to Feature Author Donna Meredith

Thursday, February 11, 2021

The spring 2021 Phyllis W. Moore Online Author Series, presented by the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State University, continues at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 16 with a reading by author Donna Meredith.  

“I’m thrilled that we can continue, even during this pandemic, to offer opportunities for our community to engage in literature and the arts,” said Mirta M. Martin, Fairmont State University President. 

Meredith’s novel, Buried Seeds, is historical fiction that intertwines two women’s stories as they fight to secure rights for themselves and others. This multi-generational story is set during the 2017 West Virginia Teachers’ Strike and the early 20th Century Suffrage Movement. Buried Seeds is the 2020 Gold Medal Winner in Adult Fiction (Florida Author and Publishers Association) and 2020 Gold Medal Winner in Women’s Fiction (Florida Writers Association). 

This free online event will be hosted on Cisco WebEx and is open to the public at www.fairmontstate.edu/MeredithWebEx

Meredith, a Clarksburg native and Fairmont State alumna, is the associate editor of the Southern Literary Review. Her other award-winning novels include The Glass Madonna, The Color of Lies, Wet Work and Fraccidental Death. She also wrote Magic in the Mountains: Kelsey Murphy, Robert Bomkamp, and the West Virginia Cameo Glass Revolution. Meredith graduated from Fairmont State with a double major in English and journalism. She has graduate degrees from West Virginia University and Nova Southeastern University, and she studied creative writing at Florida State University.  

The theme of the 2021 Phyllis Wilson Moore Online Author Series is labor and the struggles of West Virginia’s working folk. Moore is a graduate of Fairmont State College, nurse, poet and the creator of the West Virginia Literary Map. She donated her research about West Virginia authors to Fairmont State University.  

The Phyllis Wilson Moore West Virginia Authors Archive is housed at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center and is available to student and faculty researchers. Although the Center is currently open to Fairmont State University students, it is closed to community visitors. For information about online events hosted by the Folklife Center, call 304-367-4403.