Featured Event: Jonathan Corcoran, author of The Rope Swing

Featured Event: Jonathan Corcoran, author of The Rope Swing

This week, our featured event is coming out of Grafton from the Taylor County Arts Council. Corcoran, author of The Rope Swing, will be reading, taking questions, and hosting a book signing this Friday, March 17th at 7 p.m. at Gallery 62. Corcoran is a native of Elkins.

Jonathan Corcoran’s Appalachian voice, so fierce, so tender, portrays tradition as both weapon and soothing balm. The Rope Swing takes us inside quiet revolutions of the soul in mountain towns far from Stonewall: we can never go home again, but we recognize ourselves in these linked stories of love, loss, the economic tyranny of neglect and exploitation, and the lifelong alliance between those who stay and those who leave. The Rope Swing establishes a new American writer whose unerring instincts are cause for celebration.

—Jayne Anne Phillips, author of Quiet Dell, Lark and Termite, and Black Tickets

See full event info at: http://www.madwv.com/event/jonathan-corcoran-author-of-the-rope-swing/

About Mountain Arts District

The Mountain Arts District is a place, a network, a resource for artists, and on-line, it is a directory for all people and events in our mountain counties. Its purpose it to promote the unique arts and culture of north central West Virginia, spanning the counties of Barbour, Pocahontas, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker, and Upshur. MAD was formed by a collective group of volunteers to strengthen the arts economy, establish the area as an arts destination for tourists, and increase the development of public arts. Join us!