NEWS and FORTHCOMING PUBLICATIONS
Upcoming Event: In conversation with Pulitzer Prize winning author Rick Bragg, Oct. 18, University of Virginia's College at Wise
In conversation with author Wiley Cash, Laughing Heart Literary Festival, August 3-5, 2018
- "Return to Oz", an essay forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review (2018)
- "The Art of Oral History: Interviews with Lee Smith and Adriana Trigiani," article forthcoming in The Writer's Chronicle (2018.)
"The Rocks," a memoir about searching for the identities of seven graves in rural Appalachia, is indexed as a notable essay in The Best American Essays 2016 (Ed. Jonathan Franzen.)
Interview on NPR's Inside Appalachia on Talking Appalachian (April, 2016)
Interview with WMMT's Benny Becker on Talking Appalachian
"Research and 'The Rocks'" -A craft essay on how "The Rocks," the 2015 Lamar York prizewinner for essay, was written: Chattahoochee Review blog, The Hooch. (Fall, 2015)
Keynote, Harriett Arnow Conference, Somerset KY (April, 2018)
Appalachian Studies Association Conference panel. VA Tech. (March 10, 2017.)
Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference. "Writing About Appalachia" panel with Carter Sickels, Jill McCorkle, and Denton Loving. Washington D. C. (Feb. 2017)
Hotel Roanoke (3/4/2016, Western Historical Society of VA)
Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown, NC (4/15/2016)
Blog-Talk Radio Interview with National Writing Project's Tanya Baker 8/2014
Interview on U. Press of KY blog. 3/24/2015
With Good Reason radio program with Sarah McConnell, sponsored by the VA Foundation for the Humanities. Amy's Interview begins at 17:00 on why she did the book,why she completely changed the way she teaches, and why she decided to keep her home voice. (Rec. June, 2013)
Official Big Stone Gap movie trailer.
Amy was a consultant to the script and Talking Appalachian was used as a dialect source for the actors. Starring Patrick Wilson, Ashley Judd, Whoopi Goldberg, and Jenna Elfman.
Now on DVD, Blu-Ray, and Netflix.