The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series

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

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Spring 2022 VWS Library Guide

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 the Appalachian State University Foundation, long time member of the College of Arts and Sciences Advancement Board and generous supporter of Appalachian State University. 

All events are free and open to the public. 

For the latest information, including public access to university events, please see

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

Book sales will follow each event.


University Library Resources for the Spring 2022 authors


For further information on the Spring 2022 season, please email Susan Weinberg,


  • 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


  • Hellbender Bed and Beverage 
  • The Gideon Ridge Inn


  • Paul and Judy Tobin
  • Alice Naylor
  • Thomas McLaughlin

Fiction Writer, Poet, and Biographer Robert Morgan

Virtual Presentation available through May 10

Poet Annie Woodford

2022 Juanita Tobin Memorial Reading

Thursday, March 24, 2022
Craft Talk: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Talk Title: “Carrying Back the Music to Its Source: Naming the Sacred Place”
Reading: 6-7 p.m.
Table Rock Room, 201-B Plemmons Student Union

Fiction Writer and Journalist Megan Bergman

Monday, April 4
Craft Talk: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Reading: 6-7 p.m.

Table Rock Room, 201-B Plemmons Student Union