The David C. Hardesty Jr. Festival of Ideas is bringing two authors with differing perspectives on Appalachian culture to West Virginia University.
J.D. Vance, author of the No. 1 New York Times best seller "Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis" will be held tonight, (Feb. 21) at 7: 30 p.m. in the Mountainlair ballrooms. Elizabeth Catte, public historian and author of "What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia" will discuss her work Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Life Sciences Building, room G15.