Poetry. Fiction. Literary Nonfiction. In 1974, a group of writers and activists gathered at Highlander Center in New Market, Tennessee, to form what became the Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative. From its very beginning, SAWC was intended to support writers in our efforts to take control of our regional identity and to take action, individually and collectively, on the issues that impact our land and our people. For over four decades, the Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative has provided a place for us to come together to share our work and our struggles, and to ponder how these things affect not only our work but also our relationships with each other, the region, and the broader culture. PINE MOUNTAIN SAND & GRAVEL is now an annual, themed journal. In its thirty-some years of publication, PMS&G has produced 22 volumes of contemporary Appalachian writing and has been stewarded by 13 editors and co-editors. In 2015, the Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative, in collaboration with Dos Madres Press, published Quarried: Three Decades of Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel.
Pauletta Hansel, Managing Editor. Michael Henson and Sherry Cook Stanforth, Co-Editors.Author City: CINCINNATI, OH USA