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Schedule of Events

"Like Mountains, Like Mildred: Exploring Appalachia's Gentle Strength"
2019 Conference | February 1-2, 2019

Friday | Saturday

Friday, February 1, 2019

Pre-Conference Events

9:00 am
Registration Opens
HUM Lobby
9:30 am
C. Bradley Owens Celebrating our Own
A Book Promotion and Reading from The First Story

HUM Theatre
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Fiction Workshop –
Terry Roberts

HUM 106
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Lunch on Your Own
12:30 pm
Welcome from WSCC President
Dr. Tony Miksa

HUM Theatre
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
ETSU Old Time Pride Band
HUM Theatre
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Keynote Speech: Terry Roberts
HUM Theatre
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Scholarly Presentations (concurrent)
  • Session A
    HUM 106
    • Joseph Spiker
      "The Role of Stereotypes in the Formation and Early Years of the Commission on Religion in Appalachia"
    • Kathy Alcorn
      "Backyard Medicine Cabinet"
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
High Lonesome Senate Bluegrass Band
Performance and Jam Session

HUM Theatre

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Pre-Conference Events

8:00 am
Registration Opens
HUM Lobby
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Poetry Workshop  –
Catherine Pritchard Childress

HUM 106
10:45 am – 11:45 am
Scholarly Presentations (concurrent)
  • Session A
    HUM 106
    • Micah McCrotty
      "The Spring and the Flood; Water Imagery in Jim Wayne Miller's Poetry"
    • William Rieppe Moore
      "A Seminal Experience in the Southern Mountains: Fred Chappell's 'Cleaning the Well'"
11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Lunch on Your Own
Pre-ordered box lunches available for pickup

HUM Lobby
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Nonfiction Workshop – Darnell Arnoult
HUM 106
2:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Songwriting Workshop
Guy Larry Osborne, Stephen Osborne, & Diane Krause

Instruments Welcome

HUM 132
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Reader's Theatre Performance
Mildred Haun's The Hawk's Done Gone
Hannah Harvey & Katie Hoffman

HUM Theatre