Appalachian English lecturer receives $10,000 fellowship

Appalachian State University English lecturer Leigh Ann Henion has traveled the world and will now share those experiences in her first book.

After witnessing solar eclipses in Australia, aurora borealis in Sweden, wildebeest migration in Tanzania and Catatumbo lightning in Venezuela, Henion said she plans to write about moments such as those.

“I started out with the premise that experiencing some of Earth’s most dazzling natural phenomena could make the world similarly new again, re-awaking that sort of wonder within me,” Henion said. “I hope readers will feel as though they’re traveling right beside me, page after page.”

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