- “Burning Bright”: The Language and Storytelling of Appalachia and the Poetry and Prose of Ron Rash By Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt
Anthology of Appalachian Writers Photographic Art, Scarborough Library Exhibit, Scarborough Reading Room.
Screening of Film Appalachia: Power and Place, 7:00 p.m. Reynolds Hall—the event sponsored by the Shepherdstown Film Society and the discussion leader, History Professor Emeritus Dr. Jerry Thomas.
"A Celebration of Appalachian Storytellers: A Carolina Muse" and The Anthology of Appalachian Writers and Photographers, 7:00 p.m., at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies—the event sponsored by the West Virginia Center for the Book; Reception and Book Signing at 8:00 p.m. in Scarborough Reading Room.
1) Visit with Martinsburg, Jefferson, and Berkeley Springs Students at Martinsburg High School, 9:00 a.m.; 2) Reading at Martinsburg Public Library and Reception, 10:30 a.m.; 3) Lunch with AHWIR Project Director and Friends; 4) "The Writing Life, with Ron Rash," Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies, 7:00 p.m.—the writer discusses his work, the writing process, his journey toward authorship and publication.
1) Writers Master Class, 3:00-4:30 p.m. at Byrd Center; 2) Dinner at Yellow Brick Bank with Ron Rash and Fiction Competition Winners, 6:00 p.m.; 2) Scarborough Society Lecture and Awards Ceremony, 8:00 p.m.—Ron Rash will receive the Appalachian Heritage Writer's Award and present his keynote address at Erma Byrd Hall, followed by a reception and book signing. The WV Fiction Competition awards will also be presented by Ron Rash.
Friday, September 30, 2011: 1) Public Radio Interview, Inside Appalachia; Antietam Review Interview; 2) Appalachian Heritage Festival Concert Evening Reading of Award-Winning Work of Fiction, West Virginia Fiction Competition, at 16th Annual Appalachian Heritage Festival Concert.
Appalachian Heritage Festival at various venues through out Shepherdstown and evening Festival Concert; see Festival Website at.