The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series

The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series, The Schaefer Center Presents, and Appalachian Journal present the Spring 2024 Season.


The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series presents the 2023-24 season.

Co-sponsored by The Schaefer Center Presents and Appalachian Journal 

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. 

Parking for 2023-24 evening readings is permitted near the Plemmons Student Union in the College Street Library Parking Deck and the East Howard Street lot after 5 p.m. For further parking information or a map, please see parking.appstate.edu.

Book sales and a signing will follow each event.

Contact

For more information, please email Andie Thomas at pabonaj@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
  • App State Campus Store
  • University Libraries
  • 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

Library Guide

See University Libraries' Spring 2024 Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series guide here.

Spring 2024 Schedule

Thursday, February 29, 2024
Poet Keith Wilson

Craft Talk: 3:30-4:45 p.m.
Table Rock, Room 201B, Plemmons Student Union

Reading: 6 p.m.
Table Rock, Room 201B, Plemmons Student Union


Thursday, March 21, 2024
Graphic Novelist Kayla E.

Craft Talk: 2-3:15 p.m.*
Linville Falls, Room 226, Plemmons Student Union

Reading: 6 p.m.*
Table Rock, Room 201B, Plemmons Student Union

* Please note: These presentations deal with adult issues and are not appropriate for younger teens.


Thursday, April 11, 2024
Poet M. Soledad Caballero

The Juanita Tobin Memorial Reading

Craft Talk: 3:30-4:45 p.m.
Table Rock, Room 201B, Plemmons Student Union

Reading: 6 p.m.
Table Rock, Room 201B, Plemmons Student Union


Thursday, April 18, 2024
Novelist and National Book Award Winner Jason Mott

Co-sponsored by The Schaefer Center Presents

Reading: 6 p.m.
Table Rock, Room 201B, Plemmons Student Union