The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series

Series Dates: 
Sep 3 - Oct 27

The Visiting Writers Series is named in honor of Hughlene Bostian Frank (class of 1968), 2013 Appalachian Alumni Association Outstanding Service award recipient, past trustee, and generous supporter of the university.

The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series is also supported by the Appalachian State University Foundation, Appalachian’s Offices of Academic Affairs and Multicultural Student Development, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Departments of English and Appalachian Studies, the Common Reading Program, the University Bookstore, Belk Library, and Appalachian Journal. Business sponsors are The Gideon Ridge Inn and The Red Onion Restaurant. Community sponsors include John and the late Margie Idol, Paul and Judy Tobin, Alice Naylor, Thomas McLaughlin, and The High Country Writers.

For further information on the Visiting Writers Series season, please email or visit the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series Facebook page. To receive Appalachian’s “This Week in the Arts” announcements by email, contact

All readings are held in the Plemmons Student Union, Appalachian State campus Free parking is available after 5 p.m. at the College Street parking deck.