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Writing Fiction on Appalachian Culture: A Conversation with Authors Lee Mandelo and Ashley Blooms

Speaker(s) / Presenter(s):
Lee Mandelo and Ashley Bloom

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Join the Cooperative for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) for a

conversation between Lee Mandelo, author of the "queer southern gothic"

Summer Sons, and Ashley Blooms, author of recently-published Appalachian novel

Where I Can't Follow, about their work as Kentucky writers. Blooms and Mandelo

will discuss their journeys through publishing, how they approach Appalachian

cultures in their fiction, and how their novels engage with topics such as gender

and trauma within these contexts