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

2014 schedule of events

Friday, September 19

Screening of film October Sky, 7:00 p.m. Reynolds Hall, the event and community discussion co-sponsored with the Shepherdstown Film Society.

Monday, September 22

“'Whom God Hath Hedged In': The Social World of the Company Town, with Dr. Matthew Foulds,” 5:00 p.m. Byrd Legislative Center

“Tales from the Coal Mines, with Fred Powers,” 7:00 p.m. Byrd Legislative Center

Tuesday, September 23

“From the Mountains to the Stars: Astronomy In and Above West Virginia, with Dr. Jason Best,” 5:00 p.m. Byrd Legislative Center

“A Celebration of Affrilachian Storytellers: The Anthology of Appalachian Writers and Photographers, with Frank X Walker” 7:00 p.m., at the Robert C. Byrd Legislative Center, Anthology Reception in Scarborough Reading Room at 8:00 p.m., the event co-sponsored by The WV Center for the Book, The Shepherd University Foundation, the Shepherd Appalachian Studies Program, and the Scarborough Library

Wednesday, September 24

Homer Hickam Visits with Martinsburg, Jefferson, and Berkeley Springs honors students at Martinsburg High School, 9:30 a.m.

Hickam Reading at Martinsburg Public Library and Reception, 11:00 a.m.

Lunch with AHWIR Project Director and Friends

"The Writing Life, with Homer Hickam," Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies, 7:00 p.m., followed by reception

Thursday, September 25

Lunch with Senior Moments Book Club, Noon

Writers Master Class with Homer Hickam, 3:00-4:30 p.m. at Byrd Legislative Center

Dinner at Yellow Brick Bank with Fiction Competition Winners, 6:00 p.m.

Scarborough Society Lecture and Awards Ceremony, “The Prodigious Tales of Homer Hickam: West Virginia’s Master Storyteller,” 8:00 p.m. Hickam presents the WV Fiction Awards (WV Center for the Book), receives the Appalachian Heritage Writer's Award (WV Humanities Council), and presents his keynote address at Erma Byrd Hall, followed by reception and book signing.

Friday, September 26

7:00 p.m. 19th Annual Appalachian Heritage Festival, Community Square Dance, Shepherdstown Town Hall (Community Building if it rains). Sponsored by Performing Arts Series at Shepherd and Shepherdstown Visitor Center.

Saturday, September 27

8:00 p.m. 19th Annual Appalachian Heritage Festival Showcase Concert, Frank Center. For tickets, contact PASS: $15, general admissions; $10 faculty, staff, and senior; free for ages 18 and under and Shepherd students with Rambler ID. Festival activities all day: see