The Stories of Appalachia (March 5 – 11)

With the help of my graduate assistant Sammi Kirby, each week I’ll pull together stories from and about Appalachia as part of my So Far Appalachia: An memoir of American mythology book project. If we’ve missed a story, let us know. Or share your story with us in the comments.

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So much of what I sift through in the media each week focuses on poverty and economics. It’s impossible to avoid those two topics when I’m doing the round-up. But that’s only one very small part of the Appalachian experience. There’s a rich and vibrant culture of community and creativity flowing through the region. Here’s some of the best stories from the last week.

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