Ron Rash Ron Rash:
2011 Appalachian Heritage Writer in Residence: 'Burning Bright: The Language and Storytelling of Appalachia and the Poetry and Prose of Ron Rash'

2011 schedule of events

Monday, Sept. 26 - Oct. 14

Anthology of Appalachian Writers Photographic Art, Scarborough Library Exhibit, Scarborough Reading Room.

Monday, Sept. 26

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.

Tuesday, Sept. 27

"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.

Wednesday, Sept. 28

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.

Thursday, Sept. 29

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, Sept. 30

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.

Saturday, Oct.

Appalachian Heritage Festival at various venues through out Shepherdstown and evening Festival Concert; see Festival Website at.

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