Visiting Writers Series

An App State student reads on the banks of Boone Creek in Durham Park, located at App State’s Boone campus. Photo by Chase Reynolds

6 award-winning authors to visit App State for spring 2023 Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series
Feb 22, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — Six acclaimed authors will visit Appalachian State University’s Boone campus this spring, as part of the university’s 2022–23&nb...

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Visiting Writers Series: Interview with Annie Woodford
Mar 1, 2022

Poet Annie Woodford is one of the most passionate and thorough interviewees I have had the pleasure of corresponding with. Throughout our conversation...

Grit and Power in Ashleigh Bryant Phillips’ Writing
Oct 4, 2021

Ashleigh Bryant Phillips was our second guest in our Fall 2021 Hughlene Bostian Visiting Writers Series. She read from her debut novel, Sleepovers, wh...

Leah Hampton’s Humor and Evocativeness
Oct 4, 2021

The first author to visit us for our Visiting Writers Series was Appalachia native Leah Hampton. She read “Mingo” from her collection of short sto...

Carter Sickels

Visiting Writers Series: Carter Sickels
Mar 31, 2021

Check out the last author to join us this Spring for the Visiting Writers Series, Carter Sickels, who talks about his newest book The Prettiest Star, ...

Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle

An Evening with Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle
Mar 11, 2021

On March 4th, the Department of English published a recording of the third author interview and readings as part of the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visitin...

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Visiting Writers Series: Charles Dodd White
Feb 26, 2021

Check out Novelist Charles Dodd White's VWS talk, titled "Arts as Political Activism."White is an Associate Professor at Pellissippi State Community C...

Pictured in fall 2019, an Appalachian State University student walks by an on-campus sculpture depicting a child mid-read. As part of App State’s virtual spring 2021 Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series, three novelists from the Appalachian region — Charles Dodd White, Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle and Carter Sickels — will read from their work and give talks on the craft of writing, and playwright Anna Deavere Smith will give a storytelling presentation. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State virtually hosts 4 acclaimed authors for spring 2021 Visiting Writers Series
Feb 12, 2021

This spring, virtual visits from four award-winning authors — Anna Deavere Smith, Charles Dodd White, Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle and Carter Sickels...

Anna Deavere Smith - Playwright, Actor and Professor. Photo Submitted.

An Evening with Anna Deavere Smith
Jan 15, 2021

In "An Evening with Anna Deavere Smith," the award-winning playwright, actor and professor brings various perspectives to the virtual stage for her st...