Dates to Remember

Every Thursday

6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Kennedy Barn String Band JAMS!!!!

Open to all musicians who play stringed instruments.  The group focuses on old time dance music, BUT welcome all genres.  Session is run "in the round" and all get a chance to select a title for the group or perform a piece independently.  They welcome all levels of musicianship.  Contact the Center at 304-367-4403

Maggie Anderson on Louise McNeill Pease
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Gabor WV Folklife Center
2:00-4:00 p.m.

Study-Travel Abroad:

Roads to Appalachia through the Mezzogiorno

June 20 – July 3, 2014
Featuring the regions of Campania, Calabria & Sicily in Southern Italy

Arrangements by National Travel of West Virginia



Currently showing in our
Great Room of Cultures, is
"Pearly Everlasting--The Life and Words of
Louise McNeill Pease"
    Please join us on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. for a presentation by Maggie Anderson, Professor Emerita of English, Kent State University on the collection of Louise McNeill Pease.   Ms. Anderson will be honored at this time with the 2014 B.B. Mauer Folklife Scholar Award, presented by the Gabor WV Folklife Center at Fairmont State University.

Contact Info

The Frank and Jane Gabor
West Virginia Folklife Center

on the campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community and Technical College
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554
(304) 367-4403

Dr. Judy P. Byers
Dr. Judy P. Byers
, Director Frank & Jane Gabor WV Folklife Center,
  Abelina Suarez Professor, Senior Level,
  English & Folklore Studies
Fairmont State University
(304) 367-4286

Mr. Noel W. Tenney, Folk Cultural Specialist
   Frank & Jane Gabor WV Folklife Center
   and Museum Studies Program Coordinator
   Pierpont Community & Technical College
(304) 367-3606

FSUNow Stories

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host a special event in April honoring the work of acclaimed poet Maggie Anderson and the legacy of former West Virginia Poet Laureate Louise McNeill.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Three West Virginia writers will read from their new books at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the Fairmont State University main campus. The writers include Michael W. Cox, Jessie Van Eerden and John Van Kirk.

A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow the reading. Admission is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs at Fairmont State University and the Department of Language and Literature.

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Playwright, author and screenwriter Tom DeTitta has been named the 2014 Artist-in-Residence for Fairmont State University. With a specialty in historical drama, he has written two plays with content closely connected to this area, “Monongah,” which is about an immigrant family affected by the 1907 mine disaster, and “Street of Gold,” which is about a coal mining family in Western Pennsylvania.

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