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West Virginia Women Writers: Dolly Withrow

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Dolly Withrow -- Charleston, Kanawha County

Dolly Withrow served as an English professor at West Virginia State University for 16 years. She also taught writing classes for the University of Iowa’s Summer Writing Festival.

Her books, More than Penny Candy and Beyond the Apple Orchard include creative nonfiction stories set in West Virginia.

Withrow also served as a columnist for the Charleston Daily Mail and Jackson Herald. She won national writing awards and numerous awards for her columns in the West Virginia Press Association’s competition. West Virginia Public Radio aired her essays for three years.


From the grove to the stars: West Virginia State College (1891-1991)

The Confident Writer

Beyond the Apple Orchard

More Than Penny Candy

Other works


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