Virginia Festival of the Book 2024

On March 22, 2024, I spoke on a panel at the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, Virginia.  The panel, “Alternate Appalachias,” was moderated by Jeffrey Dale Lofton and included authors Anya Liftig and Danielle Chapman.  I really enjoyed chatting about memoirs with all three of them, and the venue, New Dominion Bookshop, was packed.  Afterwards, my husband and I had some tasty Manhattans and barbecue at The Whiskey Jar.  A week later, The Daily Progress published an article about the event, “The Holler has Hidden Depths: Appalachian Writers are Telling More Diverse Stories about their Native Mountains.”


    1. Thank you! I had no idea it existed until the chair of my department informed me of it.

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