HARROGATE, Tenn. — Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) in collaboration with Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC) will present the next installment of The Appalachian Reading Series featuring author Robert Gipe on Friday.
Gipe, the author of the novel Trampoline (Ohio University Press, 2015), will present a reading and book signing in the Cumberland Gap Convention Center at 7 p.m. Additionally, he will hold a writing workshop on Saturday from 9-11 a.m.
Gipe’s fiction has appeared in Appalachian Heritage, the anthology Motif Volume 4: Seeking Its Own Level, and the online journal Still. He is the executive producer of the Higher Ground community performance series, which brings residents together to create theater out of local music and oral histories. This series celebrates community strength and explores challenges such as drug abuse, racism, land use and an uncertain economic future.
Gipe was raised in Kingsport, Tennessee, and now makes Harlan his home. He is the Appalachian Program Director at SKCTC.
The Appalachian Reading Series and associated writing workshops are free and open to the public. Advanced registration is encouraged, but not required, for workshops.
For more information, contact LMU Writer-In-Residence Darnell Arnoult at [email protected] or call 423-869-7074.