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Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence Events, “Dorothy Allison and the Power of the Story”

September 18, 2020 - September 25, 2020


Shepherd University Appalachian Heritage September 18-25, 2020, Series:

Photographic Art Exhibit, Curator Mike Mendez, Scarborough Library, view the Scarborough Art Exhibit here.

Friday, September 18

5:30 p.m.
Cavedweller Screening in Byrd CHE Auditorium, reserved seating limited to 15, masks required, email Jody to reserve seats, JBrumage@shepherd.edu (1hr.42minute film on Scarborough Library and Shepherdstown Library reserve & at Amazon Prime).
7:30 p.m.
Cavedweller Film Discussion, Shepherdstown Film Society, a story of redemption and forgiveness. Discussion leader Dr. Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt, Center for Appalachian Studies and Communities.

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Monday, September 21

7 p.m.
Byrd CHE, “Diversity and Class in Appalachia and the Fiction of Dorothy Allison,” with WV Professor of the Year Dr. Heidi Hanrahan, reserved seating limited to 15, masks required, a humanities topic that furthers our understanding of the under-classed and “othered,” live-streamed, at the Shepherd University YouTube Channel.

Tuesday, September 22

7 p.m.
Byrd CHE, A Celebration of Appalachian Storytellers, Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Crystal Wilkinson Volume XII, with Crystal Wilkinson, Ron Davis, and Frank X Walker. The event will feature African American Spirituals arranged by Dr. Georgiann Tool and pre-recorded by Shepherd University Music Majors.

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Wednesday, September 23

2-3:30 p.m
Dorothy Allison Reading from Cavedweller and Book Club Discussions (Martinsburg High School, Spring Mills High School, Martinsburg Public Library, Shepherdstown Library Nourishing Literacy Giving Circle, and Senior Moments Book Club.

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7 p.m.
Byrd CHE, The Writing Life, with Dorothy Allison, live-streamed at Shepherd University YouTube Channel.

Thursday, September 24

3-4:30 p.m.
Byrd CHE, reserved seating limited to 15, Writers Master Class with Dorothy Allison.

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8 p.m.
Byrd CHE, reserved seating limited to 15, Scarborough Society Keynote with Dorothy Allison and AHWIR Awards Ceremony. Shepherd University YouTube Channel.

Friday, September 25

9:30 a.m.
Morning Interview with Inside Appalachia (WV Public Radio).
7 p.m.
Stories from the Mountain Highlands, with Adam Booth, Byrd CHE, reserved seating for 15, live-streamed at Shepherd University YouTube Channel.


September 18, 2020
September 25, 2020
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