Bonnie Proudfoot

Fairmont State Alumna’s Debut Book Makes PEN America Literary Awards Longlist

Monday, January 25, 2021

When Bonnie Proudfoot, a New York native, arrived in West Virginia in the 1980s, she was instantly drawn to the profound sense of resilience that characterized the Appalachian way of life.

“There’s a real sense of tradition and history here,” Proudfoot, a Fairmont State University alumna, said. “It’s a very special region and the people are so self-reliant. I was just enthralled by that.”

The Frank and Jane Gabor WV Folklife Center Presents Author Bonnie Proudfoot as Part of the Phyllis Wilson Moore Online Author Series

Monday, September 21, 2020

As part of the Phyllis Wilson Moore Online Author Series, the Frank & Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host an online event with author Bonnie Proudfoot, who was awarded a Fellowship for the Arts in Creative Writing from the West Virginia Department of Culture and History. On Wednesday, September 30, at 7p.m., Dr.

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