Loyal Jones Appalachian Center

A Community Writers Workshop on Fiction with Silas House

Date(s) - 02/28/2013
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Loyal Jones Appalachian Center

Additional Information

House will offer writing exercises and revision strategies as well as read from and discuss his work.

Photo by Cyndi Williams

Silas House is the author of five novels:  Clay’s Quilt (2001),  A Parchment of Leaves (2003), The Coal Tattoo (2004), Eli the Good (2009), Same Sun Here (co-authored with Neela Vaswani, 2012); three plays, The Hurting Part (2005), Long Time Travelling (2009), This Is My Heart For You (2012); and Something’s Rising (2009), a creative nonfiction book about social protest co-authored with Jason Howard.  House was selected to edit the posthumous manuscript of acclaimed writer James Still, Chinaberry (2011).

House is NEH professor of Appalachian Studies at Berea College and serves on the fiction faculty at Spalding University’s MFA in Creative Writing program.  House is a two-time finalist for the Southern Book Critics Circle Prize, a two-time winner of the Kentucky Novel of the Year, the Appalachian Writer of the Year, The Parents’ Choice Award (Fiction, 10  & Up), and many other honors. For his environmental activism House received the Helen Lewis Community Service Award in 2008 from the Appalachian Studies Association.  In 2010 he was awarded the Intellectual Freedom Award from the Kentucky Council of English Teachers.

House was born and raised in Eastern Kentucky and is very proud of his Appalachian roots.  He is the father of two daughters and has three dogs:  Rufus, Holly, and Pepper.  He divides his time between London and Berea, Kentucky.

For more on Silas House see: www.silashouse.weebly.com

Co-sponsored with the English Program.

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