The West Virginia Storytelling Guild, in conjunction with the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center, is presenting the concert, “What Tales to Tell!” with national storyteller Lynette Ford at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, at the Folklife Center on the campus of Fairmont State University.
Storyteller and spoken word artist, Ellouise Schoettler will perform two programs in April as part of a Celebration of Women’s History at Fairmont State University.
The Frank & Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State University will host a special talk by a guest lecturer from Ireland at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 3.
John Gillis, Senior Conservator at Trinity College Library, Dublin, will speak on “Treasure from the Bog,” the story of the Faddan More Psalter, an 8th-century manuscript unearthed from a peat bog. A reception will follow the lecture. Admission is free and open to the public.
The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State University was awarded an Organizational Medallion for Excellence in Support of the Arts during the Governor’s Arts Awards Gala at the Culture Center on Thursday, March 10.
The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host a reading and book signing by Dr. Suzanne Heagy at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13.
Students from Fairmont State University’s “The Art of Storytelling” course have the opportunity to present storytelling programming for the community.
The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host a special event on Friday, Nov. 6, saluting traditional country and bluegrass music and a renowned scholar.
The One-Room Schoolhouse, a Fairmont State University campus landmark, remains a visible symbol of the University’s continued focus on teaching and learning. Located near the Bryant Street Entrance to main campus, the museum is a significant artifact of regional and educational history.
The Transylvania University of Braşov, Faculty of Letters, hosted the Appalachians/Carpathians International Conference on Oct. 6-9. The conference, a biennial event, brought more than 24 U.S. scholars, including two Fairmont State University graduates, to the city Braşov over a three-day period. An equal number of Romanian and European scholars are expected to present their research at the conference, which is officially titled: “Appalachians/Carpathians: Researching, Documenting and Preserving Highland Traditions.”
Twelve students from Fairmont State University traveled to Jonesborough, Tenn., for the National Storytelling Festival the first weekend of October. These students are enrolled in “The Art of Storytelling,” a class that is cross-listed as a course in theatre, communication and folklore.