Appalachian Studies hosts a theatrical performance featuring "Coal Town Photograph" at Miami Regionals

Miami University Regionals Appalachian Studies presents a special theatrical performance featuring “Coal Town Photograph” on Tuesday, September 14 at 7 p.m. in the Parrish Auditorium on the Hamilton Campus.

This show speaks directly to the Appalachian experience of leaving home and returning home to find things forever changed. Based on the book by Pauletta Hansel, "Coal Town Photograph" blends poetry, music by Raison D’Etre, and performance by Falcon Takes Flight—an outreach wing of Falcon Theater in Northern Kentucky.

"Coal Town Photograph" does not shy away from problems that plague both rural and urban Appalachians, capturing the mixed feelings that so many Appalachians have toward their homes as we look at the changes we see over time, changes that are simply inevitable and changes that are genuinely tragic.

Pauletta has written eight poetry collections, including "Palindrome", winner of the 2017 Weatherford Award for Appalachian Poetry. A native of eastern Kentucky, she was Cincinnati’s first poet laureate (2016-2018).

Following the performance, join Pauletta Hansel for an author Q&A.

This is a free event but an RSVP is encouraged:

For more information call (513) 785-3175. Appalachian Studies programs are free and open to the public. Reception to follow. Miami University Regionals’ Hamilton Campus is located at 1601 University Blvd.