The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series

The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series and Appalachian Journal present the Fall 2019 season, which will highlight the work of four nationally acclaimed Appalachian authors.

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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, and generous supporter of Appalachian State University. The 2019-20 Visiting Writers Series is dedicated with gratitude to the memory of Hughlene Bostian Frank and her husband, William Frank, who passed away tragically in May 2019.

Admission to all events is free and open to the public. Book sales and signing will follow the talks and the readings.

PARKING is free on campus after 5 p.m. We recommend the Library Parking Deck on College Street (from King Street, turn down College Street at the First Baptist Church; opens at 5:30 p.m.).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 parking.appstate.edu.

For further information on the Fall 2019 season, please email weinbergsc@ appstate.edu.

THE FALL 2019 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 • Office of Multicultural Student Development • University Bookstore • Belk Library • Appalachian Journal

BUSINESS SPONSORS:

  • The New Public House & Hotel
  • The Red Onion Restaurant
  • The Gideon Ridge Inn

 COMMUNITY SPONSORS:

  • John and the late Margie Idol
  • Paul and Judy Tobin
  • Alice Naylor
  • Thomas McLaughlin

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Ron Rash

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

CRAFT TALK
In Conversation with Mark Powell
3:30-4:45 p.m, Parkway Ballroom

READING
7:30 p.m., Parkway Ballroom, 420 Plemmons Student Union


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Silas House

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

CRAFT TALK
The History of Every Country:  Writing Place
2-3:15 p.m., Table Rock Room

READING
7:30 p.m., Table Rock Room, 201B Plemmons Student Union


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Photo credit: Mark Bennington

Kayla Rae Whitaker

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3

CRAFT TALK
Title TBA
12:30-1:45 p.m., Table Rock Room

READING
7:30 p.m., Table Rock Room, 201B Plemmons Student Union


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Jacinda Townsend

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12

 CRAFT TALK
Title TBA
3:30-4:45 p.m., Beacon Heights Room

READING
7:30 p.m., Beacon Heights Room, 417 Plemmons Student Union

 

 

 

 

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