Esteemed author Crystal Wilkinson Joins Berea College

Jun 13, 2014 8 Comments by

Crystal Wilkinson, author of “Water Street” and “Blackberries, Blackberries,” has been named the Appalachian Writer-in-Residence at Berea College. Housed in both the English and Appalachian studies departments, the grant-funded, three-year position will start at the beginning of the fall 2014 semester. Wilkinson joins world-renowned scholar bell hooks, best-selling author Silas House and award-winning author Jason […]

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Two Renowned Authors Offer ‘Advice from Appalachian Intellectuals’ to Berea College Graduates, May 4

Apr 30, 2014 2 Comments

Watch the live video stream on the day of commencement. bell hooks, a celebrated author and social activist, and Silas House, a best-selling novelist and environmental activist, will address 271 members of Berea College’s 142nd graduating class during a special commencement service titled “Advice from Appalachian Intellectuals.” Both commencement speakers are faculty members in Berea College’s […]

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Berea College Inaugurates Ninth President

Apr 06, 2013 1 Comment

On Saturday, April 6, 2013, Dr. Lyle Roelofs was inaugurated as the ninth president of Berea College, an historical institution widely recognized for providing full tuition for all students, serving the Appalachian region, and requiring all students to work on campus. Roelofs (pronounced Roo-lahfs) assumed his presidency on July 1, 2012, after the retirement of […]

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Appalachian Heritage Magazine Celebrate 40th Anniversary

Mar 28, 2013 No Comments

The fortieth anniversary of Appalachian Heritage, a literary quarterly, will be celebrated on Friday, April 5, 2013. The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin with a reception at 7:30 p.m., followed by a panel presentation at 8. Gurney Norman, Crystal Wilkinson, and Silas House will be the panelists. It will […]

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Berea College Names New Director of Appalachian Center

Sep 21, 2012 1 Comment

Chris Green has been named the new director of the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center at Berea College. He replaces award-winning author Silas House, who returns to his position as NEH Chair in Appalachian Studies after serving as interim director of the Appalachian Center. As director, Green provides leadership for the Appalachian Center, overseeing programs serving […]

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A Review of “This Is My Heart for You”

Feb 22, 2012 1 Comment

Appalachia is a multifaceted host with as many different faces as hollows and hills. Some are beautiful, kind, and accepting. Some are filled with hate, and some are caught in between, unsure of where they stand until the line is drawn for them. Far too often, the unique rhythms of this place are lost in […]

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A play by best-selling author Silas House premieres at Berea College on February 22

Feb 22, 2012 No Comments

"This Is My Heart For You," a play by Kentucky author Silas House, examines the complexities of a small Appalachian town that must look at its own heart when a local incident exposing perceived inequality becomes national news. Loosely based on a true event, the avant-garde play is about two young men who are thrown […]

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