Upcoming Events

Spring Term 2019

11th – Reading and Master Class with Jessie Van Eerden

Loyal Jones Appalachian Center

6:00pm

Please join us for a reading followed by writing workshop with author Jessie van Eerden!

This event is free and open to the public. No tickets required.

Jessie van Eerden is author of two novels, “Glorybound” and “My Radio Radio”, and the essay collection “The Long Weeping”. Her work has appeared in Best American Spiritual Writing, Oxford American, Willow Springs, Gulf Coast, and other magazines and anthologies. Jessie directs the low-residency MFA program at West Virginia Wesleyan College.

 

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18th – Southernmost Reading and Discussion with Silas House

Loyal Jones Appalachian Center

6:00pm

NEH Chair Silas House reads from his bestselling, award-winning new novel, Southernmost, a book that has been called “revolutionary” (Asheville Citizen-Times), “luminous” (Seattle Book Review) and “An urgent and beautifully written literary thriller” (Salon). House will also discuss new projects he worked on during sabbatical and sabbatical travels. Books will be available for sale.

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12th – Reading and Master Class with Sarah McCartt-Jackson

Loyal Jones Appalachian Center

6:00pm

21st – Savannah Sipple and Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman

Loyal Jones Appalachian Center

6:oopm

26th – Needlework: a play by Higher Ground play group from Harlan, KY

Phelps Stokes Chapel

7:00pm

Needlework is the first commissioned play produced by Higher Ground. This play is part of the Letcher County Harm Reduction Project, supported by United for Substance Abuse Prevention or USAP.
After losing her beloved daughter Velda, Sweet Betty looks for a solution to the IV drug epidemic facing her community. Using her entrepreneurial spirit she opens a secret needle exchange in her backyard. Trouble appears when some of Betty’s friends discover her secret and confront her. Soon the whole community is divided.

For more information, please visit the Higher Ground website

13th – Women of Appalachia

Loyal Jones Appalachian Center

1:30-3:00