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Writing Fiction on Appalachian Culture: A Conversation with Authors Lee Mandelo and Ashley Blooms

Speaker(s) / Presenter(s):
Lee Mandelo and Ashley Bloom
Join the Cooperative for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) for a
conversation between Lee Mandelo, author of the "queer southern gothic"
Summer Sons, and Ashley Blooms, author of recently-published Appalachian novel
Where I Can't Follow, about their work as Kentucky writers. Blooms and Mandelo
will discuss their journeys through publishing, how they approach Appalachian
cultures in their fiction, and how their novels engage with topics such as gender
and trauma within these contexts