A Night of Appalachian Music, Food and Writers

A Night of Appalachian Music, Food and Writers

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Dates:
May 22 at 6:00 pm

FREE EVENT

Refreshments will be available for purchase

Questions? Contact us either by phone at 828-280-5396 or via email at info@malaprops.com!



A Night of Appalachian Music, Food and Writers

Please join Jeremey Jones author of Bearwallow, Meredith McCarroll editor of Appalachian Reckoning with David Joy (The Line the Held Us), George Singleton (Staff Picks) and Pamela Duncan (The Big Beautiful) as they discuss Southern Appalachian culture. Bluegrass music will be interspersed throughout the event and BBQ will be available for purchase.


Appalachian Reckoning is a retort, at turns rigorous, critical, angry, and hopeful, to the long shadow Hillbilly Elegy has cast over the region and its imagining. But it also moves beyond Hillbilly Elegy to allow Appalachians from varied backgrounds to tell their own diverse and complex stories through an imaginative blend of scholarship, prose, poetry, and photography. The essays and creative work collected in Appalachian Reckoning provide a deeply personal portrait of a place that is at once culturally rich and economically distressed, unique and typically American. Complicating simplistic visions that associate the region almost exclusively with death and decay, Appalachian Reckoning makes clear Appalachia's intellectual vitality, spiritual richness, and progressive possibilities.


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Questions? Contact us either by phone at 828-280-5396 or via email at info@malaprops.com!