Appalachian women writers visting campus to discuss role Appalachia has played in their writing
Authors reading from their works, visiting with students
03/01/07Christina Fisanick, director for the writing program and assistant professor of English, is hosting a series of events showcasing the work of Appalachian women writers.
Over the next few months, three writers are visiting with students and focusing on the role that Appalachia has played in their writing. The authors will also read from their works. The readings are being held at 6:00 p.m. A reception follows each reading. All the readings are free and open to the public.
The readings are:
- Wednesday, March 21: Fiction writer Bonnie Proudfoot in the Honors Villa
- Friday, April 20: Poetry writer Pauletta Hansel in the Surkamp Center
English department courses, including the Appalachian Women Writers class, are designed to develop writing skills, a critical and historical understanding of the English language and its literature, and a knowledge of current theories of literature, language, and humanistic interpretation.
The series is made possible by a 2007 Wheeler Award for Curricular Development.