Author Ed Davis Speaking During Concord University’s ‘The Writers’ Block’

For Immediate Release: 
Mar 04 2015

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,         





ATHENS, W.Va. – West Virginia native and author Ed Davis will be the guest at Concord University’s “The Writers’ Block” on Wednesday, March 11 at 3 p.m. in Room 202 of the J. Frank Marsh Library. The Writers’ Block meets monthly and features published authors who discuss their craft.

Davis taught writing, literature, and humanities courses at Sinclair Community College from 1978 to 2011. He founded Sinclair’s literary magazine, served as assistant director of the Antioch Writers’ Workshop, conducted poetry and fiction workshops for a number of local organizations and served as judge for local writing contests. He has also participated in the Taos Writers’ Workshop, Cleveland State University’s Imagination Workshop, Antioch Writers’ Workshop and the Novel-in-Progress Workshop sponsored by Green River Writers of Kentucky.

Davis will discuss his newest novel, “The Psalms of Israel Jones.” This is a story of a father and son’s journey toward spiritual redemption, by way of serpents, rock and roll and the crazed fans who want to become a part of the show.

Davis has published four poetry chapbooks: “Appalachian Day,” “Haskell,” “Whispering Leaves,” and “Healing Arts.” His fiction has been published in literary magazines including Footwork, Riverwind, The Vincent Brothers Review, Wind, and Evansville Review. Davis is the author of two previous novels: “I Was So Much Older Then,” published in 2001 and “The Measure of Everything,” published in 2005.

There is no charge to attend Davis’ lecture, and community members are invited.

For additional information contact Connie Shumate, library director, at or 304-384-5366.



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