The winners of this year’s Weatherford Awards for the best books about Appalachia are Appalachian Reckoning (non-fiction) edited by Anthony Harkins and Meredith McCarroll, Forage by Rose McLarney (poetry), and Any Other Place (fiction) by Michael Croley. The Weatherford Awards honor books deemed as best illuminating the challenges, personalities and unique qualities of the Appalachian South. Granted by Berea College and the Appalachian Studies Association for 50 years, the awards commemorate the life and achievements of W.D. Weatherford, Sr., a pioneer and leading figure in Appalachian development, youth work and race relations, and his son, Willis D. Weatherford, Jr., Berea College’s sixth President. These winning authors will be recognized at the 2020 Appalachian Studies Conference in Lexington, Kentucky on Friday, March 13.
The public is invited to celebrate the Spring 2012 issue of Appalachian Heritage on Friday, September 28th at Berea College’s Loyal Jones Appalachian Center Gallery at 205 North Main Street in Berea, Kentucky. A reception with refreshments will begin at 7:30 p.m. followed by a multi-media presentation at 8:00 p.m. Continue reading Appalachian Heritage and Grace Toney Edwards Celebrate Issue Featuring Breece Pancake →
Internationally renowned writer, teacher and social activist, Parker J. Palmer will address 235 candidates for graduation during Berea College’s 140th commencement service on May 6 at 2 p.m. in Seabury Center. Palmer will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.
The Reverend Joseph W. Daniels, Jr., lead pastor at Emory United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C., will speak at the Sunday morning baccalaureate service at 10:30 in Phelps Stokes Chapel. Continue reading Berea College’s 140th Commencement is May 6 at 2 p.m. →
Born in 1928, Loyal Jones grew up on a mountain farm in western North Carolina. He graduated from Hayesville North Carolina High School in 1945, earned an undergraduate degree at Berea College in 1954, and received his master’s of education from the University of North Carolina in 1961. Continue reading “Mr. Appalachia” Loyal Jones- his story in his own words →
Author Lee Smith will present “Standing Ground” during a convocation on November 17 at 3 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel. She will talk about her Appalachian roots and experiences and read from her fiction. Continue reading Author Lee Smith speaks at Berea College convocation, Nov. 17 →
On September 23, the public is invited to celebrate the Summer 2011 issue of “Appalachian Heritage” at Berea College’s Loyal Jones Appalachian Center at 205 North Main Street in Berea, Kentucky. The featured author for this issue of the magazine, Lee Maynard, is the featured reader for the event. It will start at 7:30 p.m. for refreshments followed by the reading at 8 p.m. Continue reading Author Lee Maynard featured author for Appalachian Heritage magazine →