Casey Clabough teaches at Lynchburg College and is literature editor of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities' "Encyclopedia Virginia." He is the author of the creative nonfiction work "The Warrior's Path: Reflections Along an Ancient Route," which the late Virginia Poet Laureate George Garrett compared to "the best work of John McPhee, Wendell Berry, Annie Dillard." He has also written four scholarly books on southern and Appalachian writers, and a number of uncollected short stories. His two most recent books are the historical novel, "Confederado: A Novel of the Americas," which earned advance praise from writers Ron Rash and David Madden, and a scholarly title that breaks new ground while concluding the cycle of his first four scholarly books: "Inhabiting Contemporary Southern & Appalachian Literature: Region & Place in the 21st Century." Funding for this event is provided by the Benedict Fiction Fund and the Dee Hull Everist Visiting Speaker Series.