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Keith Knight, renowned cartoonist, to appear at Appalachian April 24

By Craig Fischer

BOONE, N.C.—On April 24, nationally renowned cartoonist Keith Knight will visit Appalachian State University. While on campus, he will be the focus of two events that are free and open to the public.

Novelist Robert Gipe to appear April 20 in Appalachian’s Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—When Robert Gipe appears April 20 in the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University, the occasion will spotlight a current attraction and a coming one.

Poet Al Young to appear April 6 in Appalachian’s Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—When Al Young was in the second grade, the venerable poet recalled recently, his teacher made him and his classmates recite poetry regularly.

Poet Bianca Spriggs to appear March 30 in Appalachian’s Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—When Bianca Spriggs appears March 30 in the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University, the occasion will draw attention to her significant, growing body of poetry.

Q&A with poet Rose McLarney, Visiting Writers Series guest March 2

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—On March 2, poet Rose McLarney will kick off the spring portion of the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian’s Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series will resume March 2 with Rose McLarney; other writers will be Bianca Spriggs, Al Young and Robert Gipe

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—The spring portion of the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series will spring into action beginning March 2 at Appalachian State University.

Fans of poetry and fiction will have opportunities to experience how the work of three leading writers is defying stereotypes about Appalachia.

Appalachian leads writing projects at Chinese universities

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—At several Chinese universities, instruction in writing English has taken on a distinctly American character, and Appalachian State University deserves much of the credit.

Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, to appear Nov. 10 in Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE—Robert Olen Butler, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, has written 16 novels and six volumes of short fiction. He describes “Perfume River,” his latest novel, as “the best book I’ve ever written.” There are likely many reasons.

Carol Tyler, graphic novelist, to appear Nov. 3 in Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE—Back around 2003, when graphic novelist Carol Tyler received a call from her father, Chuck Tyler, the conversation took a surprising turn.