The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series

The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series, the The Schaefer Center Presents, and Appalachian Journal present the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Seasons


The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series presents the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 seasons

Co-sponsored by The Schaefer Center Presents, and Appalachian Journal 

The 2022-23 season is dedicated to the memory of Amy Greer, beloved colleague and friend.

The Visiting Writers Series is named in honor of the late Hughlene Bostian Frank (class of 1968), a 2013 Appalachian Alumni Association Outstanding Service award recipient, past member of Appalachian's Board of Trustees and ASU Foundation, long time member of the College of Arts and Sciences Advancement Board and generous supporter of Appalachian State University. 

Admission to all events is free and open to the public. 

Appalachian State University Library Guide to the Series Authors

PARKING is free on campus after 5 p.m. We recommend the College Street Deck (from King Street, turn down College Street at the First Baptist Church). To reach the Student Union, cross College Street and follow the walkway between the chiller plant and the University Bookstore, passing the Post Office and entering the Student Union on the second floor. For further parking information or a map, please see www.parking.appstate.edu

Book sales and signing will follow each event.

Contact

For further information, please email Susan Weinberg, weinbergsc@appstate.edu

THE  HUGHLENE BOSTIAN FRANK VISITING WRITERS SERIES IS SUPPORTED BY:

  • Appalachian State University Foundation, Inc.
  • Appalachian’s Office of Academic Affairs 
  • College of Arts and Sciences 
  • Department of English
  • University Bookstore 
  • Belk Library 
  • Appalachian Journal
  • The Schaefer Center Presents

BUSINESS SPONSORS:

  • Hellbender Bed and Beverage 
  • The Gideon Ridge Inn

 COMMUNITY SPONSORS:

  • Paul and Judy Tobin
  • Alice Naylor
  • Thomas McLaughlin

 

 

FALL-SPRING SCHEDULE 2022-23

Thursday, September 22     Poet Savannah Sipple
          Reading 6-7:15 pm
          Craft Talk 3:30
Plemmons Student Union 201B Table Rock Room

Thursday, September 29  Memoirist Neema Avashia 
          Reading 6-7:15 pm
          Craft Talk  3:30-4:45
Plemmons Student Union 201B Table Rock Room

Thursday, October 13   Environmental Writer and 2022 Rachel Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing Leigh Ann Henion             
          Reading 6-7:15 pm
          Craft Talk   3:30-4:45
Plemmons Student Union 201B Table Rock Room

Thursday, November 10  Crime Novelist Scott Blackburn
          Reading  6-7:15 pm
          Craft Talk  2-3:15 pm
Plemmons Student Union 169 Three Top Mountain Room

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Thursday, March 2   Novelist Jessie van Eerden and Poet Thorpe Moeckel
          Reading 6-7:30 pm
          Craft Talk  TBD
Plemmons Student Union 201B Table Rock Room

Thursday, March 23  Poet Ricardo Nazario-Colón 
2023 Juanita Tobin Memorial Reading
          Reading 6-7:15 pm
          Craft Talk TBD
Plemmons Student Union 201B Table Rock Room

Thursday, April 20   Past US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey 
Co-Sponsored by The Schaefer Center Presents
          Reading and Book Signing   6-7:30 pm                 
Plemmons Student Union  201 AB Blue Ridge Ballroom

Thursday, April 27     Poets Nickole Brown and Jessica Jacobs
          Reading 6-7:30 pm
          Craft Talk TBD
Plemmons Student Union 201B Table Rock Room

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