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September 2018 - News of the Appalachian Literary Scene

September 2018 - News of the Appalachian Literary Scene

Meredith Sue Willis and Nancy L. Abrams are among the speakers at the West Virginia Book Festival to be held on Friday, October 26th and Saturday the 27th at the Charleston Civic Center.

Rick Bragg, Karida L. Brown, Charles Frazier, Robert Gipe, Jesse Graves, Silas House, Marilyn Kallet, Chris Offutt, Jamie Quatro, Lee Smith, Wendy Welch, and Charles Dodd White are among the authors who will be featured at the Southern Festival of Books to be held  in Nashville from Friday, October 12 through Sunday October 14.

The September 17th issue of TIME magazine featured former Roanoke Times reporter, Beth Macy on their traditional last page interview.  She is the author of Dopesick, Factory Man, and Truevine.

Liar’s Winter: An Appalachian Novel by Cindy K. Sproles has won the 2018 Golden Scrolls Book of the Year awarded by the Advanced Writers and Speakers Associations (AWSA).Presented at a ceremony on September 9 in Nashville, Tennessee, the Golden Scrolls were also awarded to winners in six book categories covering fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books.AWSA is an outreach of Right to the Heart Ministries and consists of over 500 top female authors who both publish and speak nationally.