Voices from Troublesome Creek: Forty Years of the Appalachian Writers' Workshop

Voices from Troublesome Creek: Forty Years of the Appalachian Writers' Workshop AN APPAL ACHIAN HERITAGE CONVERSATION VOICES FROM TROUBLESOME CREEK FORTY YEARS OF THE APPALACHIAN WRITERS’ WORKSHOP t the 2017 Appalachian Studies Association Conference, AAppalachian Heritage editor Jason Howard convened a roundtable discussion to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the Appalachian Writers’ Workshop. Joining him to discuss their experiences at the forks of Troublesome 111 Creek were Sandra Ballard, nonfiction writer and editor of Appalachian Journal; Amy Clark, writer and teacher; Silas House, novelist and teacher; and Amanda Jo Slone, fiction writer, teacher and editor of The Pikeville Review. This conversation has been edited for length and clarity. ■ ■ ■ JASON HOWARD: The workshop has offered emerging and burgeoning writers the opportunity to stand and to study with some of the region’s premier literary talent, and so I think of it almost as the first chapter of the Gospel According to Saint Matthew [with] all the begats and the begatting that happens at Hindman. [The] teachers have fostered new generations of creative talent and notable Appalachian writers. When I was putting this panel together, I was thinking: well, who could I pull together to illustrate the workshop’s history and all that it encompasses? These four panelists were among the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Appalachian Heritage University of North Carolina Press

Voices from Troublesome Creek: Forty Years of the Appalachian Writers' Workshop

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AN APPAL ACHIAN HERITAGE CONVERSATION VOICES FROM TROUBLESOME CREEK FORTY YEARS OF THE APPALACHIAN WRITERS’ WORKSHOP t the 2017 Appalachian Studies Association Conference, AAppalachian Heritage editor Jason Howard convened a roundtable discussion to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the Appalachian Writers’ Workshop. Joining him to discuss their experiences at the forks of Troublesome 111 Creek were Sandra Ballard, nonfiction writer and editor of Appalachian Journal; Amy Clark, writer and teacher; Silas House, novelist and teacher; and Amanda Jo Slone, fiction writer, teacher and editor of The Pikeville Review. This conversation has been edited for length and clarity. ■ ■ ■ JASON HOWARD: The workshop has offered emerging and burgeoning writers the opportunity to stand and to study with some of the region’s premier literary talent, and so I think of it almost as the first chapter of the Gospel According to Saint Matthew [with] all the begats and the begatting that happens at Hindman. [The] teachers have fostered new generations of creative talent and notable Appalachian writers. When I was putting this panel together, I was thinking: well, who could I pull together to illustrate the workshop’s history and all that it encompasses? These four panelists were among the

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Appalachian HeritageUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Mar 16, 2018

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