The Appalachian Symposium 2015

Appalachian Symposium 2015

The Appalachian Symposium 2015 at Berea College was held September 9-10, 2015.  This page has information about that past event. 

For information on the upcoming Symposium visit our main Symposium page.

September 9 & 10, 2015

Free and open to the public, no registration required

The largest-ever gathering of the region’s best known writers. Two days of public conversations about literature, Appalachia, and much more on the historic campus of Berea College.

Schedule of Events

Pertinent Information (Lodging, Directions, Parking, Shopping, Nature, etc.)


  • Denise Giardina
  • bell hooks
  • George Ella Lyon
  • Maurice Manning
  • Gurney Norman
  • Gwyn Hyman Rubio


  • Darnell Arnoult
  • Pam Duncan
  • Robert Gipe
  • Sam Gleaves
  • Jesse Graves
  • Chris Green
  • Amy Greene
  • Dick Hague
  • Caroline Herring
  • Jane Hicks
  • Ron Houchin
  • Silas House
  • Jason Howard
  • Loyal Jones
  • Linda Parsons Marion
  • Roger May
  • Paula Nelson
  • Lisa Parker
  • Rita Quillen
  • Erik Reece
  • Anne Shelby
  • Glenn Taylor
  • Frank X Walker
  • Julia Watts
  • Charles Dodd White
  • Crystal Wilkinson
  • Marianne Worthington

Photo by Roger May

Ask for the special Symposium Rate at Boone Tavern:
Toll-Free: 1-800-366-9358
Local: 1-859-985-3700

For more information contact Silas House at