Frank X Walker Frank X Walker: 2013 Writer-in-Residence

2015 schedule of events

Friday, October 2

5:00 p.m. “After Obama: An Assessment of Post-Obama America and the Racial Divide,” Panel Discussion among African Americans in the community, Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies.

7:00 p.m. Screening of Angela Bassett in The Rosa Parks Story, Shepherdstown Film Society, discussion to follow in Reynolds Hall with Dr. Julia Sandy.

Monday, Ocotober 5

7:00 p.m. “Civil Rights, Human Rights” Lecture/Discussion with Dr. Julia Sandy, Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies

Tuesday, October 6

7:00 p.m. “A Celebration of Appalachian Storytellers and a Musical Interlude by Kaziah White on the Poetry of Frank X Walker, ‘Ambiguity over the Confederate Flag’: The Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Homer Hickam Volume VII,” Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies, the event sponsored by The WV Center for the Book and The Shepherd University Foundation; Anthology Reception following the event, Scarborough Library Reading Room

Wednesday, October 7

9:30 a.m. Visit with Martinsburg, Jefferson, and Berkeley Springs students at Martinsburg High School.

11:00 a.m. Nikki Giovanni Reading at Martinsburg Public Library and Reception.

7:00 p.m. "The Writing Life, with Nikki Giovanni," Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies (Giovanni discusses her work, the writing process, her journey toward authorship and publication)

Thursday, October 8

Noon Lunch with Senior Moments Book Club

3:00-4:30 p.m. Writers Master Class, Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies

8:00 p.m. Scarborough Society Lecture and Awards Ceremony at Erma Ora Byrd Hall (Nikki Giovanni receives the Appalachian Heritage Writer's Award and presents her Scarborough keynote address, “Chasing Appalachia, Looking for Home,” followed by reception and book signing. The WV Fiction Competition awards will be presented by Giovanni.

Friday, October 9

7:00 p.m. Old-time Stories from Appalachia with Ballad Singer and Storyteller Sheila Kay Adams, Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies 8:00 p.m. Appalachian Square Dance, King Street.

Saturday, October 10

Appalachian Heritage day-long Festival and 8:00 p.m. Concert. at Frank Theater.

Chasing the Revolution: the Prose and Poetry of Nikki Giovanni