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Scarborough Society to host March 22 lecture on Appalachian short stories

ISSUED: 14 March 2023

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Dr. Joshua Cross, senior lecturer with the Department of English at Coastal Carolina University, will discuss his debut story collection “Black Bear Creek: Stories” during the next Shepherd University Scarborough Society Art and Lecture Series event. Cross, a Shepherd alumnus, will give the free lecture on Wednesday, March 22, at 6 p.m. in the Scarborough Library Reading Room.

Set in a remote hollow of West Virginia’s Coal River Valley, these stories explore the ways the characters learn to love, hope, and fight in a town ravaged by the mining industry on which its people depend.

The Scarborough Society is a friends of the library organization sponsored by the Shepherd University Foundation. Annual membership dues help support library acquisitions, technology, and programs. Membership is open to all interested supporters of the Scarborough Library.

For more information about the lecture series or joining the Scarborough Society, contact the Shepherd University Foundation at 304-876-5397 or visit the Shepherd University Foundation website.

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