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

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...


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