Morgantown Poets ft. Daleen Berry – Jan. 21

Morgantown PoetsMonongalia Arts Center (MAC) is pleased to host the monthly meeting of Morgantown Poets, featuring Morgantown-based author Daleen Berry, at 7pm on Thursday, January 21, 2016. An open mic for new and veteran writers will follow Berry.

Daleen Berry was the mother of four children by age twenty-one, who later went on to become a New York Times best-selling author. She has authored or co-authored four books, including the The Savage Murder of Skylar Neese (2014), which looks at one of the most shocking crimes of the decade. Berry’s memoir, Sister of Silence, details her journey from victim to survivor while growing up in Appalachia. Since the publication of her Skylar Neese books in 2014, Berry has appeared on the Dr. Phil Show, 20/20, the Today Show, NBC Dateline, Lifetime, and Discovery ID, and in print publications such as Elle and People. Her latest release is the nonfiction book Guilty by Matrimony.

Public parking is available near the MAC in the parking garage at the corner of Pleasant and Chestnut Streets and at the city lot behind 142 High Street (enter off Spruce). The MAC is accessible to individuals with special mobility requirements; please call 304-292-3325, or email, the day of the event to schedule access.

Morgantown Poets is an informal not-for-profit, all-volunteer community group that meets 7-9 p.m. the third Thursday each month at the MAC, providing literary enthusiasts in north-central West Virginia the opportunity to express themselves, share their work, network, and to connect up-and-coming writers with more established authors. New writers are welcome. Join on Facebook by entering “Morgantown Poets” in the search or join the mailing list at Follow us on Twitter (@MorgantownPoets) or watch videos of past events on our YouTube channel (

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