西拉的房子

大石缝, VA — The MECC Foundation is pleased to announce the 47th annual John Fox, Jr. 文学节, a free virtual event featuring New York Times bestselling author 西拉的房子, 周三, March 15 from 10 a.m. 到中午. The festival is free and open to the public.

In coordination with the festival event, the MECC Foundation will host the 36th Annual Lonesome Pine Short Story Contest and the 19th Annual Lonesome Pine Poetry Contest. The deadline for submitting entries is Tuesday, February 28 at 4:30 p.m. Entry categories include adult, high school (grades 9 through 12), and middle school (grades 5 through 8) categories. Contest rules are available at the bottom of this page. Winners of the contest will be announced during the 文学节 Event. All winners will receive a cash prize.

The 47th Annual John Fox, Jr. festival will return to a live format in 2023, with a featured discussion on House’s latest novel, 云雀提升. Following House’s presentation, the MECC Foundation will feature a special luncheon with House at the 小约翰·福克斯. home in 大石缝 beginning at 12:30 p.m. Tickets for the luncheon are $30 and can be ordered by calling the MECC Foundation office at 276-523-7466. Tickets are limited, so please reserve early for this event.

西拉的房子 is the New York Times bestselling author of eight books whose work frequently appears in The Atlantic and The New York Times. He is a former commentator for NPR and his work has been widely published in journals and magazines such as Time, 的倡导者, 牛津美语, 花园 & Gun, and many others. He has lectured internationally and is widely regarded as one of the major writers of the American South.

House was born and grew up in Southeastern Kentucky. House’s first novel, Clay’s Quilt (2001), is now known as a foundational text for Appalachian Literature. Its two companion novels, A Parchment of Leaves (2003) and The Coal Tattoo (2005), were recently re-issued in new editions and are now known as The Appalachian Trilogy. House wrote Something’s Rising: Appalachians Fighting Mountaintop Removal (2009) with Jason Howard. House’s fourth novel, Eli the Good (2009) emerged as a number one bestseller on the Southern lists and received the first annual Storylines Prize from the New York Public 图书馆 system, an award given to a book for use in ESL and literacy programs of New York City. Same Sun Here (2012), co-written with Neela Vaswani, has received more than a dozen awards including the Nautilus, the Parents Choice, E.B. White Honor Book Award, and many others. In 2018 his novel Southernmost appeared on Best of the Year lists of many magazines and was given the Weatherford Award and long listed for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. House has also written three plays that have been produced throughout the country.

In 2020 House received the highest honor for an artist in the Commonwealth of Kentucky when he was given the Governor’s Award for the 艺术. He has also won the Appalachian Book of the Year, the Judy Gaines Young Award, the Intellectual Freedom Prize, 明爱奖章, three honorary doctorates, and many other honors. In 2021 he was chosen as the Appalachian of the Year by a poll conducted by the podcast Appodlachia.

House served as a writer-in-residence at Eastern Kentucky University in 2004 and 2005 and at Lincoln Memorial University from 2005 to 2010. At LMU he also directed the Mountain Heritage 文学节. In 2010 House became the NEH Chair in Appalachian Studies at Berea College. He has served on the fiction faculty at the Naslund Mann Graduate School of Writing since 2005. House is also an editor at the University Press of Kentucky’s Fireside Industries imprint.

His latest work, 云雀提升, has received critical praise. As fires d伊娃state most of the United States, Lark and his 家庭 secure a place on a refugee boat headed to Ireland, the last country not yet overrun by extremists and rumored to be accepting American refugees. But Lark is the only one to survive the trip, 一旦上岸, he doesn’t find the safe haven he’d hoped for. As he runs for his life, Lark finds an abandoned dog who becomes his closest companion, and then a woman in search of her lost son. Together they form a makeshift 家庭 and attempt to reach Glendalough, a place they believe will offer protection. But can any community provide the safety that they seek?

For readers of novels such as Station Eleven, 狗之星, 和迁移, 云雀提升 is a moving and unforgettable story of friendship, 家庭, 和治疗. For more information on the MECC Foundation, please visit our website at www.meccfoundation.org.


 36th Annual Lonesome Pine Short Story Contest

Sponsored by Lonesome Pine 艺术 and Crafts, Inc.

 

比赛规则

 

  • Stories will be accepted in three categories:
成人 高中

(9 - 12年级)

中学

(等级5 - 8)

首先 $200 $70 $50
第二位 $100 $50 $30
第三位 $50 $30 $20
  • Only one (1) short story submission per author is allowed. (Authors 五月 submit one entry in the short story contest 和 one entry in the poetry contest.  If you wish to enter both contests, your entries 五月 be submitted together in one envelope, but they must be clearly marked.)
  • Maximum length: 1,700 words.  Submissions must be 输入 and bound with paper clips (没有主食!).  Entries must be submitted on 8½ x 11  Entries should be written in an easily legible typeface (such as Times New Roman, Arial, etc.).  Please avoid elaborate or cursive typefaces.  Font size should be at least 12 point and no larger than 14 point.
  • Deadline for submission: 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 28th, 2023.  Submissions must be postmarked or delivered to the MECC Switchboard in Godwin Hall 截止日期前.  Late submissions will not be considered.

 

  • Winners will be invited to accept their awards at the John Fox, Jr. 节日 on 周三, March 15, 2023 at 10 a.m. at a link to be announced.
  • A 打字封面 must accompany the story. It should include:
    • Name (Your name should appear 只有 on the cover page and 冰球突破豪华版故事)
    • 完整的地址
    • Daytime telephone number
    • Alternate telephone number (if available)
    • Title of the story (Should appear on cover page the first page of the story)
    • Number of words in the story
    • Contest Category (adult, high school, or middle school)
    • Name of school (if submitted in the high school or middle school category)
  • include any supplemental information with your entry (i.e. biographical data on the author, background information on the story, etc.). 这些项目将 be read or considered by contest judges.
  • include your name anywhere on the entry, except for the cover page. Judging is anonymous, and all identifying information will be removed from the story prior to judging.
  • Entries placing in the contest (first, 第二个, 第三, or honorable mention) will be published on the Mountain Empire Community College website and in a booklet to be distributed to attendees at the John Fox, Jr. 节日. By entering the contest, an author consents to these methods of publication.
  • 将参赛作品邮寄至:          

       

       Lonesome Pine Poetry Contest

                        Attn: Vicki Rutledge

                        Mountain Empire Community College Foundation

                        3441 Mountain Empire Road

                        大石缝, Virginia 24219

Contact:  Vicki Rutledge at (276) 523-7466; e-mail: vrutledge@milsumaincorporated.com.

19th Annual Lonesome Pine Poetry Contest

Sponsored by MECC Foundation Cultural & Humanities Committee

比赛规则

 

  • Poetry will be accepted in three categories:
成人 高中

(9 - 12年级)

中学

(等级5 - 8)

首先 $200 $70 $50
第二位 $100 $50 $30
第三位 $50 $30 $20
  • Only one (1) submission per poet is allowed. (Authors 五月 submit one entry in the short story contest 和 one entry in the poetry contest.  If you wish to enter both contests, your entries 五月 be submitted together in one envelope, but they must be clearly marked.)
  • Submissions must be 输入 and bound with paper clips (没有主食!). Entries must be submitted on 8½ x 11  Entries should be written in an easily legible typeface (such as Times New Roman, Arial, etc.).  Please avoid elaborate or cursive typefaces.  Font size should be at least 12 point and no larger than 14 point.
  • Deadline for submission: 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 28th, 2023.  Submissions must be postmarked or delivered to the MECC Switchboard in Godwin Hall 截止日期前.  Late submissions will not be considered.

 

  • Winners will be invited to accept their awards at the John Fox, Jr. 节日 on 周三, March 15, 2023 at 10 a.m. at a link to be announced.
  • A 打字封面 must accompany your poem. It should include:
    • Name (Your name should appear 只有 on the cover page and 冰球突破豪华版诗歌)
    • 完整的地址
    • Daytime telephone number
    • Alternate telephone number (if available)
    • Title of the poem (Should appear on the cover page the first page of the poem)
    • Contest Category (adult, high school, or middle school)
    • Name of school (if submitted in the high school or middle school category)
  • include any supplemental information with your entry (i.e. biographical data on the author, background information on the poem, etc.). 这些项目将 be read or considered by contest judges.
  • include your name anywhere on the entry, except for the cover page. Judging is anonymous, and all identifying information will be removed from the poem prior to judging.
  • Entries placing in the contest (first, 第二个, 第三, or honorable mention) will be published on the Mountain Empire Community College website and in a booklet to be distributed to attendees at the John Fox, Jr. 节日. By entering the contest, an author consents to these methods of publication.
  • 将参赛作品邮寄至:      

Lonesome Pine Poetry Contest

                        Attn: Vicki Rutledge

                        Mountain Empire Community College Foundation

                        3441 Mountain Empire Road

                        大石缝, Virginia 24219

Contact:  Vicki Rutledge at (276) 523-7466; e-mail: vrutledge@milsumaincorporated.com