NKU Symposium: Appalachia: An American Story

NKU Symposium: Appalachia: An American Story

4/28/2017 at 6:45 - 8:30 p.m.


Beginning with Daniel Boone’s excursions, Appalachia has reflected the American independent spirit and pride of place. Yet its poverty contrasts with our self-image of a prosperous nation. And its natural resources — timber, coal, water — have tested our balance between beauty and consumption. Across time, artists have explored these themes in words and images. This special symposium will feature five Appalachian artists  who are continuing in this tradition.


Our Presenters

Silas House, author of Clay’s Quilt and other acclaimed novels

Bianca Lynne Spriggs, Affrilachian poet and multidisciplinary artist

Malcolm J. Wilson, photographer and producer of the Humans of Central Appalachia

Robert Gipe, author of Trampoline: An Illustrated Novel

Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman, NKU professor of creative nonfiction



Admission: Free

Reservations: appalachiaanamericanstory.eventbrite.com

Bonus: Stop by Art After Dark before or after the symposium. Enjoy full access to the museum’s galleries after hours and live entertainment from 5–9 p.m.



Northern Kentucky University: Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement

and the Friends of Steely Library.

Additional generous support: DBL Law; Kentucky Humanities Council; Ron Ellis in memory of Debbie Ellis; the Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation; and Roebling Point Books & Coffee.

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