Appalachian Scene Archive
BOONE—Matt Gallagher, an Iraq War combat veteran and writer, will be in residence at Appalachian State University June 13 and 14. Gallagher is the author of two highly acclaimed books: the memoir, “Kaboom,” and the recently published Iraq War novel, “Youngblood,” cited by the New York Times as “an urgent and deeply moving novel.”
BOONE—At Appalachian State University’s Memorial Day ceremony May 30, retired Spc. Anthony Corso told the story of 31-year-old Army Capt. Clayton Carpenter who died when the Black Hawk helicopter he was piloting suffered a hard landing during a routine training mission, just days before he planned to propose to his girlfriend.
BOONE—Cre8tive Drama and the Department of Theatre and Dance at the Appalachian State University are partnering to offer a week-long summer Cre8tive Drama Day Camp. Designed to transform young people through drama and theatre arts, the camp will be offered daily starting Monday, June 27, in the Valborg Theatre on campus. The cost of this year’s camp is $125 per student for the week.
BOONE—“After Coal,” a feature-length film created through Appalachian State University’s Center for Appalachian Studies, premieres on two continents this spring.
The hour-long film was shown at New Jersey’s Princeton Environmental Film Festival and Ohio’s Athens International Film Festival in April. On May 27, it will premiere at Wales’ Hay Festival in Hay-on-Wye in the United Kingdom, featuring the music of two Appalachian alumni who assisted with the film’s production and soundtrack.