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Women Writers and Appalachia: An Exhibit for Women’s History Month

March is Women's History Month and the Women’s Studies and Resource Center at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is proud to host the 2014 SEWSA (Southeastern Women's Studies Association) conference on the UNCW campus March 27-29.

In keeping with this year's conference theme, The Ebb and Flow: Navigating the Changing Landscapes of Feminism, a new display at Randall Library, Women Writers and Appalachia, celebrates the diverse writing that comes out of or is inspired by the Appalachian region of North America, and especially honors this year's conference Keynote Speaker, Nikky Finney.

Finney is the John H. Bennett, Jr. Chair in Southern Letters and Literature at the University of South Carolina, and, along with numerous collections of poetry, has authored Heartwood (1997), edited The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (2007), and co-founded the Affrilachian Poets. Finney’s fourth book of poetry, Head Off & Split was awarded the 2011 National Book Award for poetry.

Alongside Finney's work in the display you will find books of fiction and poetry from other women writers of Appalachia that should be read. The exhibit also includes library materials like maps, narratives, videos and more, that tie to the Appalachian Community of the Carolinas and beyond.

Women Writers and Appalachia will be on display in our Government Documents Area on the 2nd fl. through April.

For more information on SEWSA, including a list of conference events, click here.

Christopher Rhodes
Event/Exhibit Information
March 7, 2014 (All day) - April 30, 2014 (All day)
Government Documents, RL 2nd Fl