Thursday, April 05, 2007

Encyclopedia of Appalachia: A Celebration

Hunter Library cordially invites you to our National Library Week event, entitled, “Encyclopedia of Appalachia: A Celebration.” This will be a gathering of scholars, writers, musicians and community residents interested in this major resource of Appalachian history and culture.

This event will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2007, at 6pm in Western Carolina University’s University Center Theater. Our keynote speaker is Encyclopedia co-editor Jean Haskell, to be followed by a panel of section co-editors: WCU faculty members Anna Fariello and Mary Jean Herzog, and emeritus faculty member Curtis Wood. Guests will also enjoy a performance by Appalachian folk musician Lee Knight and refreshments afterwards. City Lights Bookstore of Sylva, NC, will be present for a book signing with the contributors and co-editors.

Sponsored by the Friends of Hunter Library and a Visiting Scholar’s Grant from the Division of Academic Affairs, “Encyclopedia of Appalachia: A Celebration,” is free of charge and open to everyone. For more information contact Eloise Hitchcock, Associate Library Director.