On March 17 at 2:30pm, I’ll be doing a brief reading from my book-in-progress at the Appalachian Studies Conference in Athens, OH. The panel is called “Songs of Blood”:
In this performance, four of West Virginia’s finest writers—Glenn Taylor, Jessie Van Eerden, Torli Bush, and Catherine Venable Moore–read from their newest works. How does a regional literature thrive? This fiction, nonfiction, and poetry respond resoundingly: through art that grapples with textures not found in monolithic narratives about our region. Through writers who aren’t afraid to look at the beautiful and the brutal, the failures and the possibilities, the loves and the fears of this fraught place we call home.