On Tuesday Oct. 16 at 6 p.m., AppSpeaks will host the first annual "Spoken Traditions of Appalachia" at HOW Space. AppSpeaks, a student group designed to create spaces for democratic expression on campus and promote the student voice, is leading this event along with support from Appalachian Heritage Week, APPS and Campus Activities. The event is free and open to the public.
According to Dr. Matthew Richards, assistant professor in the Department of Communication and on-campus dialogue coordinator, the event features professors, students and community members sharing powerful poetry and stories. It will also include reception catered with traditional Appalachian food from Taste of Appalachia.
Speakers include Anne Ward, assistant professor in the Department of Communication; Joseph Bathanti, professor in the Department of English; Dr. Katherine Ledford, associate professor in the Center for Appalachian Studies; Suzanne Samples, senior lecturer in the Department of English; senior psychology major Hannah Godfrey; and MFA poetry student Joshua Kulseth.
HOW Space is located at 182 Howard Street, across from The Local in downtown Boone.