Alyson Hagy in Conversation
Franklin County native and award-winning author Alyson Hagy will join Hollins University professor Cathy Hankla in coversation Tuesday, Sept 5 at 7 pm. Hagy's book Scribe was the Indie Next featured selection November 2018.
"Alyson Hagy’s short novel Scribe returns us to a time when the written word was sacred—in an alternate timeline, to be exact. After a civil war and an epidemic have ravaged the Appalachian region, one woman has become famous for her almost mystical ability to transcribe thoughts and emotions onto paper. Part historical fiction and part post-apocalyptic saga."
Hagy is a graduate of Williams College and the University of Michigan and has taught at the University of Virginia, the University of Michigan and the University of Wyoming She has published four novels and four short story collections.
Hollins professor Catherine Hankla will join Hagy. Hankla’s most recent book, Lost Places: On Losing and Finding Home, is a collection of essays on place, memory, and time and explores the question, What is home?