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EKU Libraries to host Department grad Brashear for discussion of book

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Spend the evening with EKU graduate and author, Ivy Brashear, co-editor and author Anthony Harkins, and contributor and author Robert Gipe as they discuss the book Appalachian Reckoning: A Region Responds to Hillbilly Elegy.

Brashear is the Appalachian Transition Director at the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development where her work focuses shifting the narrative of Appalachia. She is also a freelance journalist, who's written for Scalawag, Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, Next City and Yes! Magazine. She is from Viper, Kentucky.

Robert Gipe won the 2015 Weatherford Award for outstanding Appalachian novel for his first novel Trampoline. From 1997 to 2018, Gipe directed the Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College Appalachian Program in Harlan. Gipe formerly worked at Appalshop, an arts center in Whitesburg. Gipe resides in Harlan County.

The event will begin Thursday, November 14, with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and discussion at 6 p.m. in Allen Auditorium (Library 108). Light refreshments will be provided.

Published on October 22, 2019

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