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KEYNOTE ADDRESS: SILAS HOUSE

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Silas House

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Keynote Address: Our Secret Places in the Waiting World: Becoming a New Appalachia

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Silas House is the nationally bestselling author of five novels, three plays, and a work of creative nonfiction. His writing has been published multiple times in the New York Times as well as in publications such as Newsday, Narrative, Oxford American, Paste, and many others. He is the winner of the Storylines Prize from the New York Public Library, the Appalachian Book of the Year, the Appalachian Writer of the Year, the Kentucky Novel of the Year (twice), the Audie, the Chaffin Award for Appalachian Literature, the Award for Special Achievement from the Fellowship of Southern Writers, the Parents Choice Award, and many other honors. He is a former commentator for NPR's "All Things Considered". House is also an in-demand writer for the country music industry, having worked with artists such as Kris Kristofferson, Lucinda Williams, Lee Ann Womack, Tim O'Brien, Nickel Creek, and many others. For his social justice work he has been awarded the Helen Lewis Award for Community Service and the Intellectual Freedom Prize from the National Council of English Teachers. House is the founder of the Mountain Heritage Literary Festival at LMU and has been on the staff of the Appalachian Writers Workshop at the Hindman Settlement School for the last 12 years. House is a native of Eastern Kentucky and now lives in Berea, Kentucky where he serves as the NEH Chair in Appalachian Studies at Berea College. He also serves on the fiction faculty of the MFA in Creative Writing at Spalding University. He has just completed his sixth novel.

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Silas House

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Mar 28th, 8:00 PM Mar 28th, 9:30 PM

Keynote Address: Our Secret Places in the Waiting World: Becoming a New Appalachia

Silas House is the nationally bestselling author of five novels, three plays, and a work of creative nonfiction. His writing has been published multiple times in the New York Times as well as in publications such as Newsday, Narrative, Oxford American, Paste, and many others. He is the winner of the Storylines Prize from the New York Public Library, the Appalachian Book of the Year, the Appalachian Writer of the Year, the Kentucky Novel of the Year (twice), the Audie, the Chaffin Award for Appalachian Literature, the Award for Special Achievement from the Fellowship of Southern Writers, the Parents Choice Award, and many other honors. He is a former commentator for NPR's "All Things Considered". House is also an in-demand writer for the country music industry, having worked with artists such as Kris Kristofferson, Lucinda Williams, Lee Ann Womack, Tim O'Brien, Nickel Creek, and many others. For his social justice work he has been awarded the Helen Lewis Award for Community Service and the Intellectual Freedom Prize from the National Council of English Teachers. House is the founder of the Mountain Heritage Literary Festival at LMU and has been on the staff of the Appalachian Writers Workshop at the Hindman Settlement School for the last 12 years. House is a native of Eastern Kentucky and now lives in Berea, Kentucky where he serves as the NEH Chair in Appalachian Studies at Berea College. He also serves on the fiction faculty of the MFA in Creative Writing at Spalding University. He has just completed his sixth novel.