Time: 11:00 am - 12:10 pm
Location: McCracken Hall, Rm 316
Diane Gilliam is a poet and quilter living in Akron, Ohio.<p>
Gilliam's second book, "Kettle Bottom," is written in the voices of people living in the coal camps during the 1920-21 West Virginia Mine Wars. "Kettle Bottom" was awarded a Pushcart Prize and the Ohioana Library Association Book of the Year in Poetry.<p>
In 2008, Gilliam was awarded the Chaffin Award for Appalachian Writing.