Appalachian State's Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series returns to in-person events for the fall 2021 semester, with four acclaimed Appalachian authors speaking on campus.

This season’s speakers for the Series will shake up stereotypes and offer fresh looks at mountaineer mores.

Each author will read from and discuss their work as well as lead a talk on the craft of writing.

The visiting authors, are Fiction writer Leah Hampton, Fiction writer Ashleigh Bryant Phillips, Poet Matthew Wimberley, and Poet Jacinta White.

Admission to all events is free and open to the public.

Book sales and signings will follow the talks and the readings.

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