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Schedule of Events

"Of Jack Tales and Sleeping Birds: Youth, Literacy and Appalachia"
2020 Conference | February 7-8, 2020

Friday | Saturday

Friday, February 7, 2020

Appalachian Mountain Books is open in our marketplace.

Pre-Conference Events

9:00 am
Registration Opens
HUM Lobby
9:30 am – 11:00 am
Fiction Workshop –
Larry D. Thacker

HUM 100
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Book Launch of Step into the Circle
Bloodroot Mountain
Amy Greene & Trent Thomson

HUM Lobby
11:00 am – 11:45 am
Lunch on Your Own
Walters State Cafe open CCEN
11:45 am – 1:15 pm
Nonfiction Workshop –
Edie Wadsworth

HUM 100
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Scholarly Presentations (concurrent)
  • Session A
    HUM 100
    • Vicky Johnson and Rachel Swatzell
      "Chocolate Pie in a Cast Iron Skillet"
  • Session B
    HUM 106
    • Melissa Helton
      "Postcrossing: International Postcard Exchange as Opportunity for Global Interaction"
    • Harley Mercadal
      "'Everybody you tell will be haunted too:' Re-examining Gothic Literature Tools in Modernist Texts via Mildred Haun and Richard Wright"
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Pre-Reading Practice
Sign up sheet available at the registration table for volunteers to perform during keynote speech

HUM Theatre
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Keynote Speech: Lew Bolton
"The Jaw-Dropping Journeys of Jack (and Sleeping Birds)"

HUM Theatre
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
High Lonesome Senate Bluegrass Band
Jam Session

HUM Theatre

Saturday, February 8, 2019

Appalachian Mountain Books is open in our marketplace.

Pre-Conference Events

8:00 am
Registration Opens
HUM Lobby
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Songwriting Workshop –
Andrea Davidson

Instruments welcome and encouraged
HUM 132
10:45 am – 11:45 am
Scholarly Presentations
  • Session A
    HUM 101
    • Rosemary Royston
      "Magick in Southern Appalachia"
11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Lunch on Your Own
Pre-ordered box lunches available for pickup
HUM Lobby
12:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Poetry Workshop –
Susan O'Dell Underwood

HUM 101
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Presentation of Step into the Circle
Bloodroot Mountain
Amy Greene & Trent Thomson

HUM Theatre
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Storytelling Performance
"Appalachian Heart"
Marci Salyer Nimick

HUM Theatre