Creative Nonfiction Writer Jeremy B. Jones (Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland) - Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writer Series: Craft Talk

Creative Nonfiction Writer
Jeremy B. Jones

(BearwallowA Personal History of a Mountain Homeland)

Craft Talk: Landbound: Nonfiction Writing about Place
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Table Rock Room

Jeremy B. Jones is the author of BearwallowA Personal History of a Mountain Homeland, which won the 2014 Appalachian Book of the Year in nonfiction and was awarded a gold medal in the 2015 Independent Publisher Book of the Year Awards in memoir. His essays have been named Notable in Best American Essays and his work has been published in Oxford AmericanThe Iowa ReviewBrevityAppalachian Heritage, and elsewhere. A frequent contributor to Our State Magazine, Jeremy is an associate professor of English at Western Carolina University, where he teaches creative writing. He also serves as the series co-editor of In Place, a literary nonfiction book series from Vandalia Press, the creative imprint of West Virginia University Press. Jeremy earned his MFA in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa but hails from Henderson County, North Carolina, where his family has been rooted since the late 18th century.

Dates and Times

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Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:00am - 12:15pm Open to the Public. Table Rock Room, Plemmons Student Center n/a

The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series

The Visiting Writers Series is named in honor of Hughlene Bostian Frank (class of 1968), a 2013 Appalachian Alumni Association Outstanding Service award recipient, past member of Appalachian's Board of Trustees, current board member of the ASU Foundation, and generous supporter of Appalachian State University. Honoring the late newspaperwoman and writer Rachel Rivers-Coffey, the Rachel Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professorship in Creative Writing annually sponsors the fall semester residency of...