West Virginia Folklife Program

The West Virginia Folklife Program, a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council, is dedicated to the documentation, preservation, presentation, and support of West Virginia’s vibrant cultural heritage...
JD of PINES VII

Artist Spotlight: JD of PINES VII

There were many different types of vendors present at the 8th Annual Panhandle Earth Day Celebration. The event was held on April 30th, 2016 at Morgan’s Grove Park in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. This...
Fog and Fae

Artist Spotlight: Fog and Fae

There were many different types of vendors present at the 8th Annual Panhandle Earth Day Celebration. The event was held on April 30th, 2016 at Morgan’s Grove Park in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. This...
Lilly Bauer

Artist Spotlight: Lily Bauer of Moonrise Mehndi

There were many different types of vendors present at the 8th Annual Panhandle Earth Day Celebration, held on April 30th, 2016 at Morgan’s Grove Park in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. This article features...

Follow the River

We recently published two articles: Adult Fiction Novels set in West Virginia and Books that Every West Virginian Should Read. Both are about books of interest to all West Virginians – either being set in...

The Local Source

The following is an interview with Lillian Potter-Saum, the owner The Local Source, located at 133 West German Street in Shepherdstown, WV. She features products from local artists and crafters in the...

The Duquesne University Tamburitzans

The Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia may not be the first place we think of when we talk about world culture, but one program is attempting to change that. The Performing Arts Series at Shepherd University...

North Mountain Artist Residency

North Mountain is an artist residency open to those who work in visual mediums, installation, performance, text, research forms, and sound that seek dedicated time and space to develop their practice in a...
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Snow Day, a Poem

Snow Day is a poem was written by Lauren Cuff and originally featured by our friends at Weelunk. I have coffee I keep my pajamas on I play music I listen to my dog snore I begin...
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Violet’s Wash

American Life in Poetry: Column 482 BY TED KOOSER, U.S. POET LAUREATE Diane Gilliam Fisher, who lives in Ohio, has published a book called Kettle Bottom that portrays the hard life of the West...

Artist Spotlight: Kristi Squires

This past month The Engine Room hosted an art gallery event in downtown Hagerstown, MD. The event was called “Pocket Market,” a gallery event where local artists were able to showcase and sell their...

An Atrophied Affair – Panhandle Abandon

Turning atrophy into art is the mission of the Panhandle Abandon Project. This episode of Panhandle Abandon, entitled An Atrophied Affair, was filmed at a domestic ruin in Shenandoah Junction. This short was...

Artist Spotlight: Meg Ryan

This past month The Engine Room hosted an art gallery event in downtown Hagerstown. The event was called “Pocket Market,” a gallery event where local artists were able to showcase and sell their creations...

A Song for West Virginia

This poem was written by Marc Harshman WV Poet Laureate and was originally posted on Weelunk.com   Mountains called Nathaniel, Coal, Cheat, Blair. Rivers called Potomac, Kanawha, Greenbrier,...

Harshman Brings Santa To Mountain State

His ideas arrive at moments sometimes unexpected, and on occasion the plot lines are delivered by a friend or a colleague. Such was the case with Marc Harshman’s latest children’s book, “Mountain...