Two members of the Calhoun-Gilmer Writers Guild have received recognition for their efforts by West Virginia Writers, in their 2005 competition.

Calhoun's most prolific and award-winning writer Jeanne Wilson of Riffle Run, Grantsville, received a 3rd place award for her short story Left Hand of God.

Wilson has received recognition for her efforts in past years.

Donna Morningstar, of Gilmer County, also a member of the Calhoun-Gilmer Writer's Guild, received honorable mention for Heart-Strings.

West Virginia Writers supports and encourages serious writing activities within the state.

Their goal is to promote writing as an art form and give voice to our people and way of life in Appalachia.

The group encourages appreciation of the literary arts, and attempts to expand the horizons and deepen the appreciation of life, culture and communication among writers and all citizens of West Virginia.

Local writers have been recognized for their work in past years.

Big Gray Blur, and also won third place in the Short Story category for Poppa's Purple Head.

Wilson was also presented with an Honorable Mention award last year in the Nonfiction Articles-Essays-Memoirs category for My Father, Abe Lincoln and I.

Lisa Sheldon, a member of the Calhoun-Gilmer Writer's Guild from Creston, received a 2004 honorable mention for her entry in the Children's Books category.

Honorable mention also went to Harriet Whipkey of Gilmer County for her entry in the Nonfiction Articles-Essays-Memoirs category for Wallpapering from her memoirs.

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