AAG General Meeting

Sept 9, 2014, 11:30am

Bonefire Smokehouse BBQ restaurant

260 West Main Street

Abingdon, VA

(276) 623-0037


The building where the old Hardware Company Restaurant was located.

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Speaker, Phillip Church

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Philip Kent Church lives in Blacksburg, VA. His formal training consists of a couple of writing (Eng. Comp.) classes, which he took at Thomas More College in Cincinnati, OH. He began writing poetry in August of 2012, and discovered he had an uncanny talent for the craft. He is retired now and spends his time writing at his mountain-top home. He has written a small book detailing the saga of the murderous Black Sisters of Christiansburg, VA. He has written the biography of his famous ancestor, Devil John Wright, and two books of poetry; one Appalachian themed titled Tarnation! and one Christian themed titled Backslidden?. All four books are available through Amazon & Kindle. Philip considers himself to be an Appalachian/Inspirational writer. His first love is poetry and writing lyrics, but he also loves writing about history (Appalachian history, especially). He was born, raised, and resides in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia His heritage includes his famous/infamous great, great grandfather, Devil John Wright, his uncle Martin VanBuren Bates, the Kentucky Giant (he was 7' 11" tall & 450+ Lbs. ) - ancestors which the author, John Fox Jr., used to populate his famous novel, The Trail of the Lonesome Pine.

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New member dues - $25.00 for membership in Appalachian Authors Guild alone.

For the first year only, with an additional $5.00, you will become a member of the Virginia Writers Club and the AAG will pay for the fee difference for VWC membership.

To print a join/renewal form, click on the 'Membership Application' link in the sidebar list. Mail to: Appalachian Authors Guild, P. O. Box 803, Abingdon, VA 24212-803