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Schedule of Events

"Visions of Appalachia"
2016 Conference | February 5-6, 2016
Tentative 2016 Schedule

Friday | Saturday

Friday, February 5, 2016

Pre-Conference Events

9:00 am
Registration Opens
Humanities Lobby
9:30 am –  10:00 am
Gallery Presentation
Producing an Award-Winning Literary and Art Magazine on a Shoestring Budget
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pre-Conference Writers Workshops
  • Fiction, Mary Hodges
    HUM 106
  • Nonfiction/Memoir, Jim Cole Overholt
    HUM 102
  • Poetry, Linda Parsons Marion
    HUM 101
  • Photojournalism, Shane Marr
    HUM 100
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch on Your Own
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
ETSU Old Time Pride Band
Humanities Theatre
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Keynote Speech - Ross Spears
Humanities Theatre
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Scholarly Presentations (concurrent)
Humanities Classrooms
  • Session A
    HUM 100
    • Allison Ensor
      "Susanna(h): From Babylon to Appalachia"
    • Vicki LeQuire
      "Honoring the Dead and Fostering Community: Decoration Day in the Southern Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina"
  • Session B
    HUM 106
    • Ted Olson
      "Cecil Sharp, Mildred Haun, and Appalachian Balladry"
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
High Lonesome Senate Bluegrass Band
Performance and Jam Session

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Pre-Conference Events

8:00 am
Registration Opens
Humanities Lobby
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Scholarly Presentations (concurrent)
Humanities Classrooms
  • Session A
    HUM 100
    • Thomas Alan Holmes
      "Tracing the Father: Jesse Graves and the Generational Shift"
    • Kelsey A. Solomon
      "Empathy as Expedition of Social Justice in Jeff Mann's Loving Mountains, Loving Men"
  • Session B
    HUM 106
    • Joseph Spiker
      "1931 & 1959 Religious Surveys and their Role in Reinforcing Rural Southern Appalachian Stereotypes"
    • Jeffrey L. Little and Rebecca A. King
      "Visions of Race in Appalachia"
  • Session C
    HUM 101
    • Christian J. Messer Gaitskill
      "Appalachian Cultural Competency Training for CASA Guardians ad Litem: Effectiveness of Culturally - Specific Training"
9:45 am – 11:45 am
Chris Pugh/Appalkids, Teresa Lane
Reading from her Award-winning Poetry/Short Stories
Humanities Theatre
11:45 pm – 12:45 pm
Lunch on your own
option of box lunch ($7 pre-order by Jan 31, 2016)
Humanities Lobby
1:00 am – 2:00 pm
Grace Toney Edwards: Emma Bell Miles
Writer and Visual Artist
Humanities Theatre
2:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Decoration Day (Staged Reading)
Written by Linda Parsons Marion, Directed by Greg Congleton
Humanities Theatre
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Open Mic
sponsored by WordUp
Humanities Lobby