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Thursday, April 11 • 9:00am - 9:45am
Art, Appalachia, and the Opioid Crisis: A Conversation with Robert Gipe

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Allison Wright

Executive Editor of Virginia Quarterly Review, Virginia Quarterly Review
Allison Wright is the Executive Editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review. Her writing has appeared in the Atlantic, VQR, Popular Mechanics, the Texas Observer, Literary Hub, and elsewhere. She teaches Journalism in New York City at the University of Virginia and is a member of the... Read More →

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Robert Gipe

Producer, Higher Ground
Robert Gipe won the 2015 Weatherford Award for outstanding Appalachian novel for his first novel Trampoline. His second novel is Weedeater (2018). Both novels were published by Ohio University Press. From 1997 to 2018, Gipe directed the Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College... Read More →

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