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Posted on February 18, 2011

Portrait of Jennifer Haigh

Early-bird discount has been extended to March 28!

March 28 is the last day to receive the early-bird discount when you register to attend Celebrating Northern Appalachia in Word and Song, a daylong conference set for April 11 at California University of Pennsylvania.

This conference highlights the people of Northern Appalachia, as well as the literature, poetry and music of an area that encompasses portions of Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland and Ohio.

Jennifer Haigh, author of New York Times best-seller Baker Towers, will deliver the keynote address, “From a Deep Well: Writing My Appalachia.”

Join us April 11 at Cal U to:

  • Learn more about the Appalachian identity and explore issues including demographics, de-industrialization and the role of veterans in the region.
  • Listen to the music of Northern Appalachia and readings by poets and authors.
  • Explore Appalachian art and culture as you meet our exhibitors.
  • Enjoy special after-hours entertainment, open to adults age 21 and older, at Jozart Studios, just blocks from the Cal U campus.

Conference fee is $65; register before March 28 and pay just $45. Cost for students with valid ID is $20. Same-day registration for the KEYNOTE ADDRESS ONLY is $10.

Registration is required.

Register now to save.