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Volume 26, Number 7 — July 2018


Adriana Trigiani speaks about her life & work

Southwest Virginia’s Adriana Trigiani is beloved by millions of readers around the world for her bestselling novels.

Trigiani directing new movie in Scotland

“Love Me To Death” is Adriana Trigiani’s latest film project.

The Origin Project encourages students

Just as family, her hometown and history are important in Adriana Trigiani’s writings, they are important to another endeavor of hers, The Origin Project.

Meet Adriana Trigiani at fundraiser

The Friends of the Washington County Public Library present a celebration of one of Southwest Virginia’s most acclaimed writers with “An Evening with Adriana Trigiani” Thursday, July 26, from 6-9 p.m. at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, Virginia.

More about Trigiani

Although primarily a novelist and memoirist, Adrian Trigiani has had a varied career: as an actress, playwright, writer for TV and movies, director of documentary as well as fictional films, and more recently more varied entrepreneurial endeavors, including managing Adriana Trigiani Tours, and AT Escapes, which offer travel tours inspired by her novels to Italy, Scotland, Spain and Gibraltar.

Arts for Youth: Aynsley Porchak is champion fiddler

Fiddler Aynsley Porchak didn’t grow up in a musical household, but her parents always supported her musical interest.

Writers’ Day held at Virginia Highlands Festival

Adriana Trigiani and Rita Quillen, as well as actor/songwriter Eugene Wolf conduct workshops on Writers’ Day at the Virginia Highlands Festival.

Young Artist Concert to be held

The Bristol Music Club sponsors a Young Artists Concert Sunday, July 22.

Storytelling Live! has stellar July line-up of tellers

Storytelling Live!, the International Storytelling Center’s celebrated teller-in-residence series, continues its season in July.

Tennessee Arts Commission announces new directors

The Tennessee Arts Commission announces that new directors to the Board of Tennesseans for the Arts and a new Executive Committee for fiscal year 2019 were elected during a regular board meeting.

Olson lectures on the tradition of ballads

Ted Olson, a music historian, lectures on the ballad tradition’s passage from the British Isles to Appalachia.

Thanks to AAME supporters

We thank the following who supported Arts Alliance of the Mountain Empire and the Arts Achievement Awards Gala.

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