Amanda Leonard Pohl, co-author of Building Power, Changing Lives: The Story of Virginia Organizing talks with Dan Doernberg about the organization’s history and accomplishments.More »
Wednesday: Mar 16
Exquisite, master storytellers Roy Blount, Jr. (Save Room for Pie) and Lee Smith (Dimestore: A Writer’s Life) share the stage and tales from their lives, involving Appalachian music, small towns, dimestores, and, of course, all kinds of ruminations on pie.More »
Thursday: Mar 17
Thomas Head (Greens), Bridgette Lacy (Sunday Dinner), and Nicole Taylor (The Up South Cookbook) will talk about Southern food traditions and recipes from their cookbooks that will tantalize your taste buds.
Due to unforeseen circumstances Thomas Head has had to cancel his participation.
Authors Daniel De Visé (Andy and Don: The Making of a Friendship and a Classic American TV Show) and Gustavo Perez Firmat (A Cuban in Mayberry: Looking Back at America’s Hometown) will discuss the making of The Andy Griffith Show, its stars and their friendship, as well as the cultural impact of the show.More »
Adrian Blevins, editor, and Mary Crockett Hill, David Huddle, and Jeff Mann, contributors to Walk Till the Dogs Get Mean, a collection of essays by new and emerging Appalachian writers, will read from their work and talk about speaking back against forbidden subjects in Southern literary culture.More »
Friday: Mar 18
Doug Meyer, author of Violence Against Queer People: Race, Class, Gender, and the Persistence of Anti-LGBT Discrimination, and anthology contributors Susan Benton, Vickie Spray, and Jeff Mann, Crooked Letter i: Coming Out in the South, read from and discuss their work.More »