Denise Giardina To Speak At Concord On April 6 For 'Diverse Voices' Series

For Immediate Release: 
Mar 28 2011

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312

Denise Giardina To Speak At Concord On April 6 For 'Diverse Voices' Series

ATHENS - Denise Giardina will speak in the Wilkes Family Chapel at Concord’s University Point on Wednesday, April 6 at 4 p.m. as part of the University’s “Diverse Voices” Guest Author Series.
Giardina was born and raised in West Virginia and is often labeled an Appalachian writer and historical novelist. Her works include “The Unquiet Earth,” “Emily’s Ghost,” “Saints and Villains,” “Good King Henry” and “Storming Heaven.”

A writer-in-residence at West Virginia State University, Giardina’s novels explore faith through the trials and tribulations of her literary characters. She brings historical characters and events to life, making history a colorful learning experience for her audience.

The “Diverse Voices” series is presented by the Concord University Languages and Literature Department with financial assistance from The West Virginia Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This event is free and open to the public. A reception will be held in the Alumni Lounge at University Point following Giardina’s speech. For more information, contact Dr. Katherine Arnoldi, Concord University instructor of English, at or 304-384-5988.


Cindy Steele, a student in Concord University’s Public Relations Workshop, wrote this press release. Her hometown is Princeton, W.Va.