Welcome to the new AWA home page!
Please visit http://etsu.edu/cas/litlang/awa
for more information about AWA as well.
I’m writing because the Appalachian Writers Association is holding its annual
banquet this coming Friday, October 18, on the East Tennessee State campus. Our featured speaker for this year’s event is Professor John Lang of Emory & Henry College. An esteemed faculty member and a scholar of note, Dr. Lang’s interest in Southern Literature and Appalachian Literature has been expressed through numerous publications, his long-time role as coordinator for Emory & Henry’s annual literary festival, and his editorship of The Iron Mountain Review. We will also announce our Appalachian Book of the Year Awards, and we will discuss briefly how our organization can continue. It will be a fine opportunity to meet some old friends and build some new relationships.
I hope that you can come and see us.
Thomas Alan Holmes