Appalachian Reckoning Discussion & Response Session

21sep2:00 pm- 3:00 pmAppalachian Reckoning Discussion & Response Session2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Details

Join this open discussion of local responses to the collection Appalachian Reckoning: A Region Responds to Hillbilly Elegy, which responds to J.D. Vance’s book Hillbilly Elegy to explore a more complex view of Appalachia.

This discussion will take place at the Appalachian Festival on Frostburg State University’s campus in the Explorations Tent.

Participants are invited to read excerpts and offer responses to particular essays, poems, or photography from the collection. Or, those attending can share their own creative responses that offer unique perspectives that “reckon with” Vance’s view of what it means to be from Appalachia.

Copies of Harkins and McCarroll’s collection are available at the county libraries and bookstores, and a podcast is available at

This session will be facilitated by members of the Allegany County Library System and the Allegany County Choose Civility chapter.


(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Frostburg State University

101 Braddock Road Frostburg MD 21532