Tag: West Virginia

  • Dispatch #3: Glasgow

    Dispatch #3: Glasgow

    We took the train into Glasgow last night shortly after finishing our classes for the day. All of our classes are held on Zoom, thank you, Covid. When they run back-to-back, it makes for a very tiring day. It didn't help matters that yesterday was[..]
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  • What Manchin Gets Wrong

    What Manchin Gets Wrong

    Top Five States with the Highest Rates of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren South Dakota 55.2% West Virginia 54.4% North Dakota 54.0% Wyoming 52.6% Arkansas 52.3% US Average 33.1%   Joe Manchin wants to put lazy grandparents back to work. Before he will commit to voting for[..]
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  • Lifting up the Diverse Voices of Appalachia

    Lifting up the Diverse Voices of Appalachia

      I live in the state of juxtapositions. For the past week I've been in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, home to Shepherd University, where I am enrolled as a graduate student in Appalachian Studies. It's a program I've been a part of for the past couple[..]
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  • Thoughts from a Black Mother

    Thoughts from a Black Mother

    Editor's Note: I am opening up the blog to my black friends to contribute their thoughts and experiences at this time of a reckoning in this country. I am happy to introduce you to the poetry of E.J. Wade. A year ago, we traveled to[..]
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  • About that Coal Miners Myth

    About that Coal Miners Myth

    What You are Getting Wrong About Appalachia by Elizabeth Catte is the book I have been telling everyone that they should read. It's short and well-written. It will make you rethink and think again about the role of media in political campaigns. I have taken[..]
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  • Appalachian Studies Center, Shepherd University

    Appalachian Studies Center, Shepherd University

    When: Sept 21-Sept. 25, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, West Virginia Monday, September 23rd, 3-5pm In association with the Center for Appalachian Studies, Four Seasons Books will host a writers workshop with award winning author Karen Spears Zacharias, the former Appalachian Heritage Writer in Residence and editor[..]
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  • The Writer’s Life

    The Writer’s Life

    Y'all please excuse me for this post. It's a bit of a bragging one, so my apologies up front. I just can't be hush about this any longer. Over a year ago now, I was contacted by the brilliant Dr. Sylvia Shurbutt. Dr. Shurbutt is[..]
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  • Exceptions for Racists

    Exceptions for Racists

    [caption id="attachment_4303" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Photo Credit Anshu Agarwal[/caption] Did you see the video or read the story of the woman in West Virginia who was eating at a Mexican restaurant and launching into a tirade at the Spanish-speaking employee? “English is our first language so[..]
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  • The Writer’s Life: An Interview with Shepherd U

    The Writer’s Life: An Interview with Shepherd U

    Editor's Note: The following is an interview conducted by Shepherd University staff as part of the Appalachian Writers in Residence award. You can learn more about this program at shepherd.educ I am honored to have been selected Shepherd U's AHWIR for 2018. I will visiting[..]
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