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Step Into The Circle: Writers In Modern Appalachia

Wendell Berry & Silas House

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Photo by Tanya Berry


Our coffee table style art book, Step Into The Circle: Writers in Modern Appalachia, forthcoming October 2019 from Blair Publishing features photographs and interviews with authors who's lives and work have helped shape and form a Modern Appalachian culture.



Project photographers:


Shawn Poynter, Mallory Cash, Sam Stapleton

Ron Rash

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Photo by Mallory Cash


Featured authors: Wendell Berry, Lee Smith, Silas House, Maria Junaluska, Frank X. Walker, Adriana Trigiani, Crystal Wilkinson, Ron Rash, Bell Hooks, and George Ella Lyon. 



Crystal Wilkinson

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Photo by Sam Stapleton


Contributing writers: Wiley Cash, Amy Clark, Annette Sawnooke Clapsdale, Tom Eblen, Amy Greene, Silas House, Jason Howard, Patricia Hudson, Denton Loving, and Karen McElmurray

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Coming October 2019

                                                                       

       

Exhibits


As an extension of our Step Into The Circle: Writers in Modern Appalachia project, we will be creating and curating an exhibit of photographs and excepts from the book. The public exhibits will take place in colleges & universities, museums, libraries, and galleries across Southern Appalachia.

Exhibit Schedule

Maryville College: January 2~4, 2019

Opening night event and reception on January 2 from 6 to 7:30 PM in the Blackberry Farm Gallery at Clayton Center for the Arts.

Walters State Community College: February 1~2, 2019

An exhibit perviewing our upcoming art book release of Step Into The Circle: Writers in Modern Appalachia. 

Knoxville Museum of Art: April 9~May19, 2019

This exhibit will highlight the photographers which have contributed to the  Step Into The Circle: Writers In A Modern Appalachia book project. 


Univeristy of Virginia-Wise: September 16-23, 2019

In addition to the exhibit, and in collaboration with The Center For Appalachian Studies, a two day symposium on September 16 & 17 will take place


Mildred Hahn Conference - Walters State Community College: February 7-8, 2020

We will be curating an exhibit and leading a symposium of The Writers In Modern Appalachia project, at the 2020 Mildred Hahn Conference.