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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...

An Invitation to Black History Month Concerts and Poetry Readings
Feb 10, 2021

The Department of English and the Hayes School of Music invite you to the Black History Month Concert and Poetry Readings starting on February 14th st...

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...

Map of the Indian tribes of North America, about 1600 A.D. along the Atlantic, & about 1800 A.D. westwardly

English Department Indigenous Land Acknowledgement
Jan 14, 2021

On November 20, 2020 the English Department approved the following Indigenous land acknowledgement.1Native peoples—including the ᎠᏂᏴᏫᏯ (Ch...

Capstone Day 2020
Nov 24, 2020

English Capstone Day December 2, 2020Come join us for Capstone Day 2020! The schedule for Capstone Day on December 2 is as follows:9:10 am - 9:30 am -...

A Conversation with Leon Lewis Part 2: John Alton
Nov 22, 2020

Film-noir has played a gigantic role in enticing Leon Lewis into studying film, and who better to write a book about than “the most influential noir...

A Conversation with Leon Lewis Part 1: Origin Story
Nov 22, 2020

From attending kid shows in downtown Brooklyn, to giving speeches about Jean Luc Godard in Princeton, New Jersey. Dr. Leon Lewis has been around the b...

(Dr. Sandra Ballard shown on the left) (Thomas Arnow on the right)

Dr. Sandra Ballard’s Mountainous OCSA
Nov 20, 2020

Dr. Ballard’s OSCA (Off Campus Scholarly Assignment) report is on her favorite American writer Harriette Simpson Arnow. Dr. Ballard has been studyin...

Franklin Bogle: Follow Your Dreams
Nov 15, 2020

As a fellow creative writer myself, I was excited to interview Franklin Bogle about his current experiences in being in a Master's creative writing pr...

Dr. Bethany Mannon and the Power of Language
Nov 9, 2020

As I talked with Dr. Bethany Mannon, I could not help but admire her love and passion for English. From her work in the writing center to teaching man...