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Why You Should @readappalachia


If you’re not from Appalachia, Kendra Winchester wants to help you better understand the region. If you’re from Appalachia, she hopes to help you read about yourself. It’s why she started the ”bookstagram” account @readappalachia  – an Instagram account focused on highlighting the work of Appalachian authors. 

“Bookstagram is the bookish corner of Instagram,” Winchester explains. It’s where she went looking for an account dedicated to Appalachian literature. She looked for podcasts and on other social media platforms, too, but Winchester, who was familiar with the literary landscape of the region, struggled to find anything recommending regional writing to folks who wanted to know more.  

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