The public is invited to celebrate the Summer 2013 issue of Appalachian Heritage on September 27 at Berea College’s Loyal Jones Appalachian Center. The featured author of this issue, David Huddle, is the featured reader for this event. This issue of the magazine is illustrated by photographs that celebrate the centennial of Pine Mountain Settlement School, and representatives of Pine Mountain will be present and will display some of photos from their centennial display. The event will begin with a reception and refreshments at 7:30 p.m., followed by the reading at 8.
Although he grew up in Ivanhoe, Virginia, on the New River, David Huddle will be arriving in Berea from Burlington, Vermont, where he has lived since he obtained a teaching position at the University of Vermont in 1971. He is the author of seven poetry collections, most recently, “Blacksnake at the Family Reunion,” which won the PEN New England Award for Poetry last year. He is the author of three novels, most recently, “Nothing Can Make Me Do This,” which won the Library of Virginia Award for Fiction in 2011, five story collections, an essay collection and “The David Huddle Reader.” Remarkably, his works have appeared in more than 200 anthologies, including “Best American Short Stories.” Professor emeritus at the University of Vermont, he has served post-retirement positions as Visiting Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at Hollins University and the Roy Acuff Chair of Excellence in the Creative Arts at Austin Peay State University.
Appalachian Heritage is a literary quarterly devoted exclusively to the literature and art of Southern Appalachia. Each issue focuses on the work of one author from the region but also includes poetry, stories, photographs, art, and other essays that pertain to the region. Appalachian Heritage was founded in 1973 and has been published by Berea College since 1985. The Loyal Jones Appalachian Center is located on the Berea College campus at 205 North Main Street.