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Session 4.01 Plenary

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Plenary I Adam Booth and Scott McClanahan: "Me? An Appalachian Stereotype? I Thought my Stories Worked Against That"

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Internal motivations and social expectations mix and permeate deep into the skin of young Appalachian creatives searching for artistic voice. Our work is about life, observations, and where we fit into a definition of Appalachia. This Appalachia is not the community exploited by the rest of the country during our youth. But in searching to tell stories of belonging and of this place, we have built new stereotypes — and become them. Join us as we discuss the ventures of stepping forward as new voices from the mountains and identifying ourselves as something other.

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Mar 28th, 3:30 PM Mar 28th, 4:45 PM

Plenary I Adam Booth and Scott McClanahan: "Me? An Appalachian Stereotype? I Thought my Stories Worked Against That"

Corbly Hall 105 with Corbly Hall 104 and 106 as overflow

Internal motivations and social expectations mix and permeate deep into the skin of young Appalachian creatives searching for artistic voice. Our work is about life, observations, and where we fit into a definition of Appalachia. This Appalachia is not the community exploited by the rest of the country during our youth. But in searching to tell stories of belonging and of this place, we have built new stereotypes — and become them. Join us as we discuss the ventures of stepping forward as new voices from the mountains and identifying ourselves as something other.