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Shake Terribly the Earth: Stories from an Appalachian Family

The Filson Historical Society

Monday, April 28, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Shake Terribly the Earth - Member Ended Free $0.00
Shake Terribly the Earth - Non-Member Ended $10.00 $1.54

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In a thoughtful, humorous voice born of Appalachian storytelling, Childers brings to life in these essays events that affected the entire region: large families that squeezed into tiny apartments during the Great Depression, a girl who stepped into a rowboat from a second-story window during Huntington’s 1937 flood, brothers who were whisked away to World War II and Vietnam, and a young man who returned home from the South Pacific and worked his life away as a railroad engineer. Childers uses these family tales to make sense of her personal journey and find the joy and clarity that often emerge after the earth shakes terribly beneath us.

Sarah Beth Childers is from Huntington, West Virginia, and she lives and writes in Richmond, Indiana, where she is a writer in residence at Earlham College. Previously, she served as a lecturer at West Virginia University and as a visiting professor of creative nonfiction in the low-residency MFA program at West Virginia Wesleyan College.

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This event is free for members of The Filson. $10 for non-members

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The Filson Historical Society
1310 South Third St
Louisville, KY 40208

Monday, April 28, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)


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