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Dr. Pamela Twiss
724-938-4053
Twiss@calu.edu

Posted on March 15, 2010

Author discusses mountaintop removal
 
Dr. Shirley Stewart Burns, author of Bringing Down the Mountains and
co-editor of Coal Country, will discuss Mountaintop Removal in Central
Appalachia at a free event 7 p.m. March 26 in Morgan Hall auditorium.
 
The presentation also will include original music inspired by the coalfields
of southern West Virginia, including songs from Burns' latest CD, Coalfield
A Cappela.
 
A native of Wyoming County in the southern West Virginia coalfields and the
daughter of an underground coal miner, Burns has a passionate interest in
the communities, environment and histories of the southern West Virginia
coalfields.
 
She holds a bachelor's degree in news-editorial journalism, a master's
degree in social work and a doctorate in history with an Appalachian focus,
all from West Virginia University.
 
The event is sponsored by the Northern Appalachian Network Learning
Community and funded b the Faculty Professional Development Center at Cal U.
 
The program is free and open to the public.