Hall to address High Country Writers

Article Published: Feb. 11, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
Hall to address High Country Writers

Dr. Calvin Hall

Dr. Calvin Hall will be the speaker for the High Country Writers meeting on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 10 a.m. at the Watauga Library in Boone.

Hall will be speaking on "Journalism/Writing." He will bring his own experiences in writing, teaching, getting published, and even those rejection letters that come every now and then. His talk will also include an interactive writing exercise, so bring a pen or pencil, paper will be provided.

Hall is an assistant professor and faculty fellow in the Department of Communication at Appalachian State University.

Hall is the author of "African American Journalists: Autobiography as Memoir and Manifesto," published by The Scarecrow Press.

A native of Asheville, Hall taught high school English and journalism and also served as college media adviser at St. Augustine's College in Raleigh, and also serves as an instructor for the Summer Scholastic Journalism Institute of the North Carolina Scholastic Media Association (NCSMA), headquartered at UNC-Chapel Hill.

He has had work published in "The Journal of Communication Studies," "Encyclopedia of American Journalism" and J-Ideas, and has reviewed books for "Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly" and H-Net.org. His creative work has been published in the journals "The Rectangle," "Writer to Writer" and "A Thousand Faces."

Hall is a 2005 Fellow of the Institute for Journalism Excellence, sponsored by the American Society of Newspaper Editors and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and he is a member of the North Carolina Humanities Council.

The public is invited to the meeting. For further information, e-mail (highcountrywriters@tripod.com)

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