General News

Beloved colleague and teacher Dr. Rosemary Horowitz has passed away
Aug 10, 2021

The English department mourns the passing of our much-loved and respected colleague and teacher, Dr. Rosemary Horowitz. Rosemary joined the English de...

Marian Coe, John Foster West and Marjorie Idol 2021 Scholarship Winners
Feb 26, 2021

Four students attending Appalachian State University, Zoe Benfield, senior from Statesville; Kaitlin Rous, junior from Clayton; Teagan Compton, senior...

Olivia Martin, whose piece was one of those featured on I00 Days in Appalachia, has a new role with them.
Aug 21, 2020

From digital editor, Ashton Marra: "Olivia actually applied for and was accepted into a new program we’re launching this fall called the Appala...

Truman Capote Literary Trust Creative Writing Scholarship 2020-21 Winners Announced
Aug 21, 2020

Junior Jay Phillips was named the winner of the Truman Capote Literary Trust Scholarship in Creative Writing for Poetry, and Victoria Goff was named r...

Three students from the Department of English were chosen for publication by an online journal and news website, 100 Days in Appalachia.
Jul 31, 2020

Three students from the Department of English were chosen for publication by an online journal and news website, 100 Days in Appalachia...

Creative nonfiction author Elizabeth Rush. Rush’s book “Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore” has been chosen as the 2020–21 Common Reading Program selection for incoming students at Appalachian State University. Photo by Stephanie Alvarez Ewens

App State’s Common Reading Program announces ‘Rising’ as 2020–21 book selection
Feb 13, 2020

The Common Reading Program at Appalachian State University announces its 2020–21 book selection: “Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore...

Ron Rash at the Visiting Writers Series

Visiting Writer: Ron Rash
Sep 11, 2019

On September 3 we had the pleasure of hearing Appalachian writer Ron Rash speak about his work at the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series. ...

Silas House at the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series

Visiting Writer: Silas House
Sep 11, 2019

On Thursday, September 5 we welcomed Silas House as part of the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series. His visit consisted of a Craft Talk in...

Rhiannon Giddens and What Folk Music Means

Cece Conway and Appstate mentioned in The New Yorker
Sep 3, 2019

Cece Conway and Appalachian State University are mentioned in a recent issue of The New Yorker. This reference occurs in John Jeremiah Sulli...

Congratulations to Sarah Beth Hopton!
Jan 5, 2019

Sarah Beth has signed a contract with a producer to create a docu-series based on her book, Woman at the Devil's Door. They are currently negotia...