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"The Changing Demographics of Appalachia"
Basic Tentative 2015 Schedule

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Friday | Saturday

Friday, February 6, 2015

9:00 am
Registration Opens
Humanities Lobby
9:30 am –  10:00 am
Gallery Presentation
Producing an Award-Winning Literary and Art Magazine on a Shoestring Budget
Humanities 106
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pre-Conference Writers Workshops
  • Fiction, Pam Duncan
    HUM 101
  • Nonfiction/Memoir, Fred Brown
    CCEN 204
  • Poetry, Jane Hicks
    HUM 106
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kathy Alcorn – Old Time Soap Making the Modern Way
Humanities Lobby
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch on your own
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
ETSU Old Time Band
Followed by panel discussion and Q&A
Humanities Theatre
2:40 pm – 3:40 pm
Pamela Duncan
"The Changing Demographics of Appalachia"
Humanities Theatre
3:50 pm – 4:50 pm
Scholarly Presentations (concurrent)
  • Session A
    • Carol Luther
      "Is it True What They Say about Tennessee? Or, Who is the Intended Reader of A Walk in the Woods?
    • Patricia Buck
      "Joe Bageant: Appalachian Leftneck"
  • Session B
    • Jamie Branam Kridler, Camille Carter, and Sandra Nutall
      "Sewing Circle Model for Community Collaboration: A Multicultural Consensus Approach"
    • Chris Baker
      "Emerging Latino and Appalachian Food Narratives"
  • Session C
    • Grace Toney Edwards and John Charles Nemeth
      "Going Home to Big Stone Gap, Virginia: Adriana Trigiani, her Books, and Movie"
    • Sandy Hiortdahl
      "Appalachia Considered: One Non-native Writer's Perspective"
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Meet the Authors
Reception, book signing, and readings
WSCC Library, lower-level

Saturday, February 7, 2015

8:30 am – 9:30 am
Scholarly Presentations (concurrent)
  • Session A
    • Thomas Alan Holmes
      "Tracing the Father: Jesse Graves and the Generational Shift"
    • Christopher A. Miller
      "Researched Words and Archived Bodies As Creative Expression"
  • Session B
    • William Isom II
      "Lessons Learned: History, Geography and Radical Space"
9:40 am – 10:10 am
WSCC Choral Groups
Humanities Theatre
10:20 am – 11:20 am
Dr. Katie Hoffman
"It's Hip to be Hillbilly"
Humanities Theatre
11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Ann Kingsolver, Univ. of KY, Las Voces de Appalache
Humanities Theatre
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch on your own
option of box lunch ($7 pre-order)
Humanities Lobby
1:00 am – 2:00 pm
Humanities Theatre
2:10 pm – 3:10 pm
Scholarly Presentations (concurrent)
  • Session A
    • Allison Rash Ensor
      "The Use of History in Ron Rash's The Cove"
    • Jimmy Dean Smith
      "Like a Family, Again: Pam Duncan's Plant Life"
  • Session B
    • Kelly Saderholm
      "Toil and Trouble: Themes and Variations of Witch Tales in Appalachian Folklore"
    • Craig Bradley Owens
      "A Changing World: An Analysis of the Atmosphere of Appalachia in 'One of Those Days (When I Miss Lester Flatt)' by Tom T. and Dixie Hall"
3:20 pm – 4:00 pm
Open Mic
sponsored by WordUp
Humanities Lobby
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jam Session
Humanities Lobby