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Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence : Writer-in-Residence 2019

Meet the Author

Crystal Wilkinson's website contains  a short biography, links to her written works, and provides an events calendar for her as a writer.

A Writer, A Teacher

In this interview published in December 2017 within Kweli, a journal supporting emerging writers of color, Crystal Wilkinson gives some insight into her particular ways of writing, perceptions, life events and their impact on her craft and  the expression of societal norms, expectations and varied ways of human being.

One Book, One West Virginia

One Book, One West Virginia is the like Common Reading initiative for the whole state. Supported by the West Virginia Library Commission, the reading selection is also the book chosen for Shepherd's Appalachian Writer-in-Residence program (paraphrased from their website).

The Work of Crystal E Wilkinson

Listed below is the One Book, One West Virginia finalist selection.

A book cover for Water Street by Crystal Wilkinson


Water Street / Crystal Wilkinson

Circulating Collection, 3rd floor

PS3573.I44184 W38 2002


Here are  other titles this author has written:

Blackberries, blackberries/ Crystal Wilkinson

Circulating Collection, 3rd floor

PS3573. I44184 B35 2002

The Birds of Opulence / Crystal Wilkinson

Circulating Collection, 3rd floor

PS3573. I44184 B57 2016


Other titles related to the author's primary themes or subject matter can be located in WorldCat Discovery using the subjects "Rural families," "African American families," "African-American women," "Country life" and related subjects. Limit your initial search to "Shepherd University" to find items located at the library.

Crystal Wilkinson Talk at CreativeMornings Lexington

Below is a  talk given by Crystal Wilkinson at a talk sponsored by CreativeMorningsHQ on March 5, 2018. A transcript for this video is available Youtube under the ". . ." (More) tab. This video is also close captioned.