Winter Burrow

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Events marked with an (*) are open to the public.
For concurrent session descriptions, visit our Presenters & Sessions page.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15

10am-12pm
12pm
1pm

Registration and Check-In
Welcome and Lunch
Concurrent Session 1

  • Peck’s Addition: A Study of Urban Appalachian Displacement in Hamilton, Ohio (Matthew Smith) – Great Hall
  • Queering Urban Appalachia: A Poetry Reading (Matt Farley & Hallie Fogarty) – Great Hall
  • Breaking Down Barriers in Patient and Provider Interactions (Wendy Welch) – Meeting Room 1
  • The Mountain Music Machine: How Access to Technology Redefines Sound (Andrew Preston) – Meeting Room 2

2pm

Concurrent Session 2

  • Customs of the County: James Still’s River of Earth as a Novel of Manners (Matthew Sutton) – Great Hall
  • Cultivating Empathy and Appreciation through Appalachian Middle Grade Fiction (Carissa Turpin) – Great Hall
  • From Page to Podcast (Richard Childers & Nate Metz) – Meeting Room 1

3pm
4pm

Featured Writer Session: Jeremy Baden
Concurrent Session 3

  • Prompt-a-palooza (Melissa Helton) – Great Hall
  • Holiday Crafting (Sarah Kate Morgan & Kelsey Helton) – Meeting Room 1
  • Buster Carter: His Influence on Folk, Bluegrass, and Country Music (Jamie Holt) – Meeting Room 2

5pm
6pm

Supper
Marketplace Opens*

Verna Mae Slone Quilt Show*

7pm

Square Dance*

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16

8am
9am

Breakfast
Concurrent Session 4

  • Susannah: The Greatest Mystery of the Atlantic, and the Legacy of an Appalachian Family (McKenna Revel) – Meeting Room 2
  • Which Appalachia I’m From (Dana Wildsmith) – Meeting Room 1
  • Wild Appalachian Asana (Alison Zak) – Great Hall

10am

Concurrent Session 5

  • It All Comes from the Dirt: Creating from the Land (Amy Le Ann Richardson) – Meeting Room 1
  • From the Frontlines of the Appalachian Addiction Crisis: A Topical Book Discussion (Melissa Book & Wendy Welch) – Meeting Room 2
  • Basking in Words (Jane Hicks) – Great Hall

11am
12pm
1pm

Featured Artist Session: Tiffany Pyette
Lunch
Concurrent Session 6

  • Literary Communities: From Hindman to Radford (And All Points In Between)(April Asbury) – Meeting Room 1
  • Where We’re Going, Where We’re From (Sarah Diamond Burroway) – Meeting Room 2
  • “You Don’t Belong Here”: A Conversation on Race and Queerness in Appalachian Arts and Cultural Spaces with the Waymakers Collective (Lora Smith, Robert Gipe, Jill Robertson, Timothy Deaton, & Amelia Kirby) – Great Hall

2pm

Concurrent Session 7

  • Curry & Cornbread: Diversity is Delicious (Sheila Ahmad) – Meeting Room 1
  • (Girl)Hoods and Hollers (Pauletta Hansel & Sara Moore Wagner) – Great Hall
  • Writing Through Addiction, Incarceration, & Recovery (Ace Boggess) – Meeting Room 2

3pm
4pm
5pm
6pm

Open Mic
Verna Mae Slone Keynote: Amy Clark
Supper
Marketplace Opens*

Screening of No Such Right: The End of Roe in Appalachia documentary by Tate Greene, Deladis Haywood, Rebekah McAuley & Sarah Sexton*

Screening of The Art of Finding Home documentary by Justin Bryant, Julian Holt, Patrick Stewart & Phoebe Wagoner*

7pm

Screening of Mighty Harlan County documentary by Jared Hamilton

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17

8am
9am
10am-12pm

Breakfast
Church Sing
Check-Out – 
Safe travels home!