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Appalachian Center Events

Writing Fiction on Appalachian Culture: A Conversation with Authors Lee Mandelo and Ashley Blooms

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Join the Cooperative for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) for a

conversation between Lee Mandelo, author of the "queer southern gothic"

Summer Sons, and Ashley Blooms, author of recently-published Appalachian novel

Where I Can't Follow, about their work as Kentucky writers. Blooms and Mandelo

will discuss their journeys through publishing, how they approach Appalachian

cultures in their fiction, and how their novels engage with topics such as gender

and trauma within these contexts


Graduate Professional Development Workshops

Are you interested in publicly-engaged scholarship and working with local communities? Please join us for a panel featuring scholars from a variety of disciplines to learn more about their work and suggested best practices. The workshop will acquaint you with a broad array of resources and conversations on the topic of publicly-engaged scholarship and answer any questions you may have.

Co-Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences, the Commonwealth Institute for Black Studies, the Appalachian Center, and the Center for Equality and Social Justice. Register at…

For more information about our presenters, please see their personal webpage:

Dr. Christia Brown, Dr. Ann Kingsolver, Dr. Lydia Pelot-Hobbs, Dr. Natalie Nenadic, and Dr. Matthew Wilson

Zoom | Registration Required
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