Who We Are

Mission Statement

The mission of the Writers Association of Northern Appalachia is to support writers from, living in, or writing about the greater northern Appalachian region by providing opportunities to share work and expertise, publish written work, and develop relationships with editors, publishers, literary scholars, readers, and fellow writers. We provide opportunities for the region’s writers to build a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community.

Our Future

To accomplish our many organizational goals, we are currently working towards establishing a 501c3. Meanwhile, we are collaborating with a fiscal sponsor in good standing to support our work ethically and responsibly.

WANA Advisory Board

Christina Fisanick, President
Damian Dressick, Vice President
Donna Dzurilla, Treasurer
James Charlesworth
Heather Moser
Dan Reidmiller
Pamela Twiss