The mission of Appalachian Heritage Writers Symposium is to enhance pride in Appalachian literature and culture. This mission encourages not only an appreciation of our region’s history and literature but an understanding of the need to provide current and future generations of Appalachian writers the tools to preserve that culture in poetry, fiction, plays, and other genres.
The following organizations have goals and philosophies similar to the Appalachian Heritage Writers Symposium.
- Appalachian Authors Guild, A Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club
- Daughters of the American Revolution
- Lost State Writers Guild
- Melungeon Heritage Association
- Southwest Virginia Community College
- Tazewell Historical Society
- Virginia Writers Club