Elizabeth Rush

An Afternoon with Elizabeth Rush and the Common Reading Program
Mar 12, 2021

On February 24th, I had the chance to participate in the Common Reading Program’s author interview of Elizabeth Rush. Dr. Don Presnell led the event...

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...

Dr. Leonardo Flores, Chis Meade, Leon Lewis, and Tiffany Green

BHM Concerts and Poetry Readings: Reflection and Recollection
Mar 11, 2021

On February 28th, the final Black History Month Concert and Poetry Readings occurred and was lovely to attend. There was also a pre-concert interview ...

Crowded metro filled with protesters during the 2017 Women's March

2017 Women's March - Interview with Dr. Hopton and Dr. Blackburn
Mar 10, 2021

Ted Eytan via Flickr CC 2.0On Jan 21, 2017, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators traveled to D.C. to protest the Inauguration of Donald Trump and mi...

Photo of Charles Dodd White

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...

Oprah Whitfield reading a poem at the Feb. 21 Black History Month Concert

BHM Concert and Poetry Readings From Feb. 21
Feb 26, 2021

On Sunday, Feb. 21, the Hayes School of Music and the English Department presented another wonderful show of music and poetry celebrating Black Histor...

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...

Dr. Leonardo Flores, Lloyd Oppong, Chris Meade, and Tiffany Green

BHM Concert and Poetry Readings: Review and Preview
Feb 18, 2021

On Sunday, February 14 the Hayes School of Music and the Department of English presented a concert and poetry readings celebrating Black History Month...

Anna Deavere Smith

Lessons from an Evening with Anna Deavere Smith
Feb 13, 2021

On February 4th the Department of English had the pleasure of hearing playwright, actor, and professor Anna Deavere Smith speak as part of The Hughlen...

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...