Thank you to Ms. Pollifrone for coordinating a fabulous visit with author David Joy. Our students engaged in a truly literary conversation with him about style, inspiration, Southern Appalachian culture, reading, writing, and life.

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This experience offered such a special opportunity for our students to visit with a published writer—and a high school AND college graduate, who talks so genuinely about obstacles he has overcome.

Submitted by :  Teresa Heinz, Central Haywood High School