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Volume 24, Number 11 — December 2017

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Literature Articles

Arts & The Environment: Barbara Kingsolver
The Arts & The Brains of Older Adults
Finding Your Own Terabithia
"The Big Read" Explores Creativity and Mental Illness
The Big Read: Exploring Creativity and Mental Illness
Celebrating Black History Month
Writers Find Creative Ways To Reach Their Readers
Barbara Kingsolver takes Flight with a New Novel
Robert Pilk is hooked on comics
Charles Vess leads a journey through "faerieland'
Editor of Newly Released Book Has Local Ties
Local Author Wins Fiction Award
Book Review: Thirteen Moons Questions the Meaning of Progress
ETSU Medical Students Hold Book Drive for Hospitalized Children
Winners of Young Playwrights Festival recognized at performances
Barter Theatre announces 2007 Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights Competition
Bid for Extra Credit Earns THS Seniors a Barter Drama Award
Theatre Professor Wins Major Playwriting Competition
New Book of Poetry by ETSU Author Published
Knoxville Writers' Guild Launches Revamped Writing Contests
Stardust Official Movie Website set to Launch
Chattanooga hosts Biennial Conference of Southern Literature
Virginia Commission for the Arts Recognizes Local Writer
February Featured Poems
Big Stone Gap movie location sparks controversy
Arts for Youth: Young Author Makes a Splash!
Remembering Art Buchwald
Book Review: Sufficient Grace by Darnell Arnoult
Knoxville Writers' Guild annual contests offer $1,200 in prizes
New Disney Movie has King College connection
Robert Porterfield's Legacy
Book Review: If You Like Us, Talk About Us by Robert McKinney
Youth Spotlight: Teens Start News Journal
"Tanasi" Arts Center Proposed for Northeast Tennessee
Weep Not For The Vampire by Marion, Va. author
The Little Old Lady Next Door by Tazewell, Va. Author
ETSU professor co-edits book about London theatre
Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Appalachia wins Weatherford Award
What's to Like About Lisa Alther's Kinfolks?
ETSU Professor Reveals Rarely Seen Side of Jerry Lee Lewis
Review of Pamela Duncan's Books
Literary Icon Wendell Berry Continues to Champion Ideals
Local Author in Anthology of Quilters' Stories
Rusty Cars and Fallen Stars about New Beginnings
ETSU Professor Releases Book of Essays about Acclaimed Poet
Arts All Around: Summer Art Reading
Local Author featured in Anthology
Stardust Books
Abingdon receives Big Read Grant from NEA
Book Review: Rock Big and Sing Loud
The Arts as Therapy: "Rebuilding My Life"
The Art as Therapy: "My Battle with Depression"
The Arts as Therapy: Creative Writing
A Virtual Museum Visit in Book Form
Children's Books needed for Literacy Center
Stardust: What Others Are Saying
10-Year-Old Author to receive "Mom's Choice" Literary Award
ETSU Professor to lecture in Spain on Film & Literature
Emory & Henry Professor writes Book on Celebrated Playwright
BOOK REVIEW: Her Secret Dream
Sherwood Anderson Short Story Contest Winners announced
Book Review: Barbara Kingsolver & Family Collaboration
First Thriller by Critically Acclaimed Storyteller Investigates the Fine Line between Good and Evil
Proceeds from 'Santa Train' Book Help Fund Scholarships
Guide connects North Carolina Writers
"Operation Homecoming" Program Expands
Book Review: Beach to Bluegrass
Author Addresses Fair and Tender Ladies Controversy
ETSU Alumnus wins Literary Award for Civil War Book
Buechner Institute Will Explore Faith, Art, Culture in Society
Book Review: Cataloochee Creates a 'History' of a Beautiful, Remote Place & Its People
UVa-Wise Professor's Book Examines 12th Century Historical Poem
IN FOCUS: Fundraising/Marketing Workshop A Success
Local Poets Celebrate National Poetry Month; Rita Quillen Recalls Day She Discovered Appalachian Poetry
POETRY by Jane Hicks
POETRY by Felicia Mitchell
POETRY by Lena Cantrell McNicholas
POETRY by Delilah O'Haynes
POETRY by Neva Bryan
POETRY by Rees Shearer
POETRY by Gretchen McCroskey
POETRY by Warren Meredith Harris
POETRY by Benjamin Dugger
POETRY by David Winship
POETRY by Henry McCarthy
POETRY by Samuel Miller, M.D.
Arts All Around: A Day Without Poetry
Youth Spotlight: Thomas Cantrell
Author/Doctor Says US Health System Is Worst Worldwide
It's Not a Story to Share on Mother's Day, But It's a Way She Can Make Peace With Her Past
Book Features History Through Postcards
New Books Announced For 'The Big Read'
Former Virginia Governor Remembers When ...
Bristol Native's Book is Indie Awards Finalist
Exhibit Based on Children's Book, 'The Scoop on Poop'
Barter, Washington County Library Receive 'Big Read' Grant
Jim Counts Has Penned Sequel To Previous Book; Book Signing July 26, 2008
Sneak Peek at 'Now & Then' Magazine
Age, The Arts & Education: Ceramics & Photography
Age, The Arts & Education: Arts Array Discussion Group
Age, The Arts & Education: The Barter (Theatre) Experience
Age, The Arts & Education: Women Writers in Appalachia & the South
Age, The Arts & Education: Improvisation & Creative Movement
Age, The Arts & Education: Poetry, Films & More
Age, The Arts & Education: Programs for Older Adults
Age, The Arts & Education: Historic Examples
New Resource for the Arts Opens in Morristown
Creating A Good Theatrical Play ... Overnight
E&H Celebrates Renovation of Visual and Performing Arts Building
Ted Olson is a 'Visionary Poet'
NEA Accepting Applications for 'The Big Read'
Grants Available for Arts Projects
Wanted: Artists & Cultural Organizations for Virginia's 'Minds Wide Open' Celebration
Book Review: Irish Musicians Swap Stories From the Sublime to the Silly
ETSU's Olson to Edit the Charles K. Wolfe Series
Local Musician 'Pulls No Punches' Recalling Misadventures On The Road
Where to find A! Magazine for the Arts
ETSU's Olson is Editor of New Book about Appalachian writer James Still
'The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter'
NEA Study: More Adults Read Literature
Now & Then Magazine Celebrates the 'Fabric of Appalachia'
E&H Art Professor Featured in Reputable Arts Journal
'Big Read' Making Reading More Accessible
New Anthology from Tennessee Folklore Society
Book Review: 'Strange As This Weather Has Been'
'Book Club' Kits Available from Johnson City Library
As Economy Plummets, Activity At Local Library Booms
'The Big Read' Discussion in Abingdon
Arts Depot Joins Virginia's 2009 Time Travelers Program
Traveling Troubadour Tells Tales
IN FOCUS: 'Cat in the Hat' Visits Kingsport Schools
Author's Latest Work Is A "Monster' Of A Book
New Book focuses on Melungeons and Literacy
Two Books Tell The Story of Theatre Bristol and Cathy DeCaterina
Daughter Pens Book In Honor Of Her Mother
Imagination Library Hands Out 200,000th Book
R.E.A.D.S Now Offers Thousands of iPod-Compatible Audiobooks
The Big Read: Grants & Films for 2009-2010
Writing is a Real Lifelong "Journey' for Local Author
COMING UP: The Arts ~ Changing Lives!
Book Review — The Flying Fish: A Patriot's Story of the Cuban Revolution
ETSU Professor publishes Memoirs of a Storyteller
The Arts — Changing Lives: Literature
Book Review: 'The Lacuna'
New President of Appalachian Authors Guild
Dr. Ted Olson edits 2009 'CrossRoads: A Southern Culture Annual'
Katherine Paterson Named National Ambassador for Young People's Literature
Abingdon Native Pens Article in Music Publication
Children's Literature of Appalachia Bibliography Published
Author Determined to Film 'Big Stone Gap' Locally
Local Groups Rely on Arts Commission Funding
Virginia Intermont Alumna Publishes Poetry Collection
Olson named editor of "Journal of Appalachian Studies'
Bristol Library Celebrates Reading!
Bristol's Community Read Events
The Library Foundation
If You Don't Know Lee Smith ...
Bristol Library Debuts Redesigned Website
Book Review: 'Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger'
Lee Smith: Surrounded by Stories
'Teaching Should Encourage Creativity'
Review: 'The Devil's in the Details'
Book by ETSU professor Celebrates Beauty of Nature
Barbara Kingsolver Wins British Prize
E&H Professor Seeking Stories
Summer Issue of 'Now & Then' Magazine' Out
Campfire Stories: "Is there magic in the woods?"
Grant to help initiate Book Clubs for Adults with Disabilities
Campfire Stories: Secrets of a Scarecrow
Campfire Stories: "The Girl at Grandmother's House'
Call for Entries: (Mildly) Scary Story Contest
"The Haunted Tree'
Campfire Stories: 'Magic in the Pumpkin Patch'
Campfire Stories: 'The Haunted Tree'
Book Review: Where Trouble Sleeps
Campfire Stories: 'House Up the Street'
Children's Fun Fest Book Wins International Awards
"The Wreck of the Old 97"
e-readers: The Wave of the Future
VI Instructor Publishes Poetry
Historic Tennessee Stages includes Bristol's Paramount Center
New Book Highlights Tennessee's Folk Heritage
Tusculum Student Published in Literary Magazine
Winners in the (Mildly) Scary Story Contest
Scary Story Judges Revealed!
"A Frozen Halloween"
"A Bad Bet"
"Are You Scared Yet?"
Animated TumbleBooks available at Bristol Library
In Focus: Kids Make a Superhero Effort
In Focus: Harry Potter Critters
Bridge to Imagination
Terabithia Often Banned, but Still Popular
Winners Annouced for Herald Courier Christmas Story Contest
Taking the Fear & Misunderstanding Out of Mental Illness
Mental Illness: "In Our Own Voice"
What Others Are Saying
Other Famous Artists Who Suffered from Mental Illnesses
Books About Creativity & Mental Illness
Taking the Fear & Misunderstanding Out of Mental Illness
Mental Illness: "In Our Own Voice"
Other Famous Artists Who Suffered from Mental Illnesses
Books About Creativity & Mental Illness
Guild donates Embroiderered Bookmarks to Bristol Library
"Poetic" Achievements
Book Focuses on Literary Connections
Professor's Poems Nominated for Coveted Prize
Website Provides Online Community For Writers
Now & Then Magazine Recognized
Kingsport Author Releases Second 'Marty' Book
Edison Jennings selected for Harvard Seminar on Lyric Poetry
Growing the Arts in Johnson City
Summer Reading Programs throughout the Region
Crooked Road, Heartwood connect region
Highlands Festival Another Successful Production
Best-selling Author: Honesty Behind Her Success
Book Review: McCrumb's The Ballad of Tom Dooley...
Youth Spotlight: Russ Hicks
Encyclopedia of Appalachia Music Section Now Online
Imagination Library gets kids reading early
Book Review: Washed in the Blood
Moonshine Tales
Anita Foster-Macado a 'Born Fundraiser'
DVD about Appalachian storyteller Ray Hicks
Heartwood Winning Accolades
Christmas Story Winners
Black History: Segregation, Tolerance and Reflection
Award-winning Author Discusses Latest Novel
Regional Poetry Celebration
Summer Camps: Multiple Disciplines
Writer Riding High
ETSU Professor Editor of The Hills Remember
Book Club Kits Available
Prospecting for Reading
Jennifer Estep Writes, Markets Her Books Fulltime
Joe Tennis is 'Compelled to Write ...
Writing puts Craig McDonald with Like-Minded People
Writing was Kim Bradley's First Love
Pat Jessee mixes Photography, Digital Collage
You've Written Your Book, Now What ...
'Sopranos' Star in Bristol July 12-14
Comic Books Come to Life (JULY 21)
Writer Discovers Roots in Southwest Virginia
Chrissie Peters publishes Poetry, Prose Collection
Professor's Books on the Melungeons Began with King College Honors Project
Review: Death in the Delta: Uncovering a Mississippi Family Secret
Soaring Journeys by Two Authors with Local Ties
Barbara Kingsolver: The Interview
Barbara Kingsolver: Awards
Book Review: Flight Behavior
Backcountry Makers: John Erhart Rose
ETSU's Dr. Jesse Graves named Appalachian Writers Association Book of the Year Winner
Book features Local Tales of Tennessee
Abingdon's Garret Mathews Releases New Football Book
Ted Olson writes new book of poetry
Perspectives on Kathleen Norris: The January Buechner Lecture Series Speaker
Hail the Hermesians
King Alumna Katherine Paterson Wins 2013 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award
One Book Was Not Enough
Tusculum College students honored at literary festival
Virginia Highlands Festival offers arts, music, more
Rob-ConComic book fans of all ages flock to Viking Hall
Remaking an old book a joyous journey for this 'Appalachian boy'
Entertainment Everywhere: Experience the arts in the Mountain Empire
At look at what's happening with local authors
Ron Rash coming to Bristol; his novels heading to the screen
New book published on Washington County, Va.
Retired teachers see stories in unusual places
Lee Smith's latest novel is good news
Graves wins prestigious writing award
Professor's autobiography named "Book of the Month'
King Professor spends time in Manhattan's libraries researching early modern manuscripts, printed books
Denise Howard has a new juvenile fiction book out, "The Not So Great Escape."
I Am ... Linda Ellen new book by L.H. Hoagland
Tusculum Professor co-edits new Appalachian literature anthology
Herb Parker teaches new actors to "Bark Like a Dog!' and more in new book
Backcountry Makers: John M. Whiteside
Caught Reading
Tusculum Professor co-edits Appalachian literature anthology
ETSU's Dr. Richard Kortum releases book on the meaning of language
Bristol author releases new essays book
Pain lived behind the smiles until the 30-day experiment
King alumna Katherine Paterson receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Charles Vess: 'I want to tell stories from my heart'
Book Review: "Long Man" by Amy Greene
ETSU Professor awarded Hoffman Prize
'Hiding Ezra" new book by Rita Quillen
Students win literary prize
Lisa Alther headlines writers' symposium
Author to speak at literary coffee in Kingsport
New book documents Appalachian foodways
Booklovers Club of Abingdon marks 100th year
Writers' Day coming up at Virginia Highlands Festival
Writer to sign books at Bristol on Aug. 23
ETSU's Dr. Jesse Graves wins Fellowship of Southern Writers award
Little bookstore is a must-see in Big Stone Gap, Virginia
BHC's Christmas Story Contest deadline is Mon., Dec. 15
Linda Hudson Hoagland publishes new mystery
Arts for Youth Spotlight: Avery Bouton
Brenda Crissman Musick's new book is released
A body snatching mystery is the third installment in the Lady Darby series
Christmas Story Winner — 'Christmas 1952'
Christmas Story Winner — 'The Christmas Angel'
Christmas Story Winner — 'My Uncle is Santa Claus'
Poems, short stories by late writer released
Hoagland new president of writer's guild
Tusculum College students recognized for literary works
David Winship offers a new book of poems
AT 'adventurer' is speaking in Abingdon
Eric Cunningham in book about self-taught art
ETSU professor wins awards for liner notes
Town Proclamation to honor Charles Vess
Livin' his dream: Robert Pilk
Time to get natural on the mountaintop
Long-time educator releases collection of inspirational writings
New book release from East Tennessee author Susan M. Howell
Writers' Day held at the Virginia Highlands Festival
Student leaders illustrate 'Differences'
Author hopes to empower women with new novel
ETSU's poet Jesse Graves chosen for East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame
Wearing the deputy badge proudly
Home Community Would the Last One Out the Door, Please Turn the Lights ON?
"Along Virginia's Route 58: True Tales from Beach to Bluegrass"
Author writes of Virginia's haunted state parks
America's Royalty Gone Awry: Rosemary Kennedy
Sunday with Friends literary series begins
Martin School of the Arts announces spring season
Sunday with Friends continues at WCPL
Book Review: "About Women: Conversations Between a Writer and a Painter"
Curtis Owens literature prize winners announced
Community service award nominees being accepted
AAME announces winners of Arts Achievement Award
Book Review: Lee Smith's "Dimestore"
Book Review: Sharyn McCrumb's 25th novel
Sharyn McCrumb speaks at Friends of Library event
Tusculum students win literary prizes
Sunday with Friends literary series continues
Chautauqua Festival makes its return to town
Writers' Day features various workshops
Mother and daughter team create new children's book
Appalachian Festival of Plays & Playwrights at Barter
Tusculum art professor Allison releases book
Johnson City resident's newest book released
Retired Bristol professor's first book harkens back to small-town Appalachia
Greeneville, Tennessee author publishes scary children's book in time for Halloween
AAME Speaker Series encompasses poetry and art
Handmade Letterpress Christmas cards at King University
Two local writers mix fiction and truth
Jonesborough, TN author publishes book of essays
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley wins Newbery Honor
Poetry & nature inspire Stoner's new book
Two local authors win award
Two new books published
Literary series begins at library in Abingdon
'Modern America' series captures the region
Strange inhabitant of Major Grahams Mansion now the subject of a new book
Northeast State students earn honors
Where Did the Time Go?
Crafts for Beginners
Literary festivals with writing contests coming up
Sunday with Friends hosts two speakers in March
Regional poetry celebration to be held
Local author talks food and culture
Roan Mountain State Park keeps 'winning'
Book recalls life in Wytheville, Sugar Grove in the 1950s
Sunday with Friends hosts illustrator and writer
Marcia & Marvin Gilliam support the arts
Robert Morgan speaks in Abingdon
English Department at King University bebuts undergraduate journal, The Holston
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley to speak at Author Day in Bristol
Sharyn McCrumb speaks about her Ballad novels
Caleb has written book about his father
Mandy Catron's book a "must read'
Writers' Day at Virginia Highlands Festival
Words & Music is finale of Writers' Day
Book focuses on social media etiquette
Abingdon, Virginia author publishes second children's book
New book to include Blountville's "CanJoe' John alongside Peter Frampton and YES
Porter publishes book
Washington County Public Library receives Big Read grant
New book offers pictorial history of the CCC
Funny tales, scary tales make up 'Mountain Mysteries'
The Big Read celebrates "Earthsea' in Washington County
Sharyn McCrumb speaks in Abingdon
2015 Believe and Achieve winner publishes second book
Marlowe and Shakespeare through the ages is subject of professor's new book
Student newspaper wins national award
AAME presents Eugene Wolf

Literature Events

Storytime at Jonesborough and Gray libraries
Teen make and take craft Bath Bomb at JCPL
Appalachian Poets and Writers to meet
Teen Book Group at The Jonesborough Library​