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Joyce K. Taylor
Phone: (540) 674-3600 Ext. 4245
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For Immediate Release

NRCC to offer Appalachian literature course


The works of notable authors from the eight-state Southern Appalachian region will be featured in a course at New River Community College starting next month.

Students can expect to examine fiction, nonfiction and poetry from a wide variety of Appalachian authors (both past and present) and discover the unique history and culture of the area along with exploring contemporary Appalachian issues.

The course will also offer students a chance to create some of their own “Appalachian” literature in the form of poems and short stories.

Ben Campbell, NRCC English instructor, will teach the course and has already scheduled a guest visit by award-winning Appalachian author Jim Minick in October.

Fall course registration is going on now and classes begin Monday, August 22. To see the fall semester class schedule, visit .

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