Visiting Writer Series: Robert Gipe Craft Talk
Craft Talk: No Poem, No Home
Robert Gipe is a graduate of Wake Forest University, with a master’s degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He grew up in Kingsport, Tennessee, and has worked as a pickle packer, a forklift driver, and educational services director for Appalshop. He lives in Harlan, Kentucky, and works as the director of the Appalachian Program at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College, where he is a key producer of Higher Ground, a series of community-based musical dramas inspired by oral histories and local issues. His first novel, Trampoline, received the 2015 Weatherford Award in fiction from the Appalachian Studies Association and Berea College, an award given to works that “best illuminate the challenges, personalities, and unique qualities of the Appalachian South.” Gipe’s second novel, Weedeater, is forthcoming.
Dates and Times
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|Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:00pm - 3:15pm||Free, and Open to the Public||Table Rock Room, Plemmons Student Union||n/a|