Walters State Community College will host its 13th Annual Mildred Horn Conference on February 3-4 at its Morristown campus. The conference celebrates Appalachian literature, culture, and scholarship. It is named after Mildred Horn, a native of Hamblen County and author of “Hawks Dawn Gone.” Published in 1940, this work is considered a classic of Appalachian literature.
This year’s theme is “Appalachia Remembers: Mining for Memories.” The event is free and the public can attend one or all of his events. The event will be held at the R. Jack Fishman Library.