CVCC English Department plans writers’ conference
HICKORY — Catawba Valley Community College’s English Department is sponsoring the Catawba Valley Writers’ Conference this fall featuring well-known Southern authors Pamela Duncan and Terry Barr. The conference will be held on the college’s Main Campus in Hickory Saturday, Sept. 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The workshop is designed for adult and older teen writers and readers of all experience and interest levels.
Duncan is the author of “Moon Women,” a Southeast Booksellers Association Award Finalist; “Plant Life,” winner of the 2003 Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction; and “The Big Beautiful.” She received the James Still Award for Writing about the Appalachian South, awarded by the Fellowship of Southern Writers. She also received the Lee Smith Award, which recognizes an individual who has worked to preserve and promote Appalachian culture…..