Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center

Spring 2021 Phyllis W. Moore Online Author Series to Feature Author Matthew Neill Null

Friday, February 19, 2021

The spring 2021 Phyllis W. Moore Online Author Series, presented by the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State University, concludes at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 23 with a reading by author Matthew Neill Null.  

“I’m thrilled that we can continue, even during this pandemic, to offer opportunities for our community to engage in literature and the arts,” said Mirta M. Martin, Fairmont State University President. 

Spring 2021 Phyllis W. Moore Online Author Series to Feature Author Donna Meredith

Thursday, February 11, 2021

The spring 2021 Phyllis W. Moore Online Author Series, presented by the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State University, continues at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 16 with a reading by author Donna Meredith.  

“I’m thrilled that we can continue, even during this pandemic, to offer opportunities for our community to engage in literature and the arts,” said Mirta M. Martin, Fairmont State University President. 

Poet Diane Gilliam Kicks Off Spring 2021 Phyllis W. Moore Online Author Series

Thursday, February 04, 2021

The spring 2021 Phyllis W. Moore Online Author Series, presented by the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State University, kicks off at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 9 with a reading by poet Diane Gilliam.  

“I’m thrilled that we can continue, even during this pandemic, to offer opportunities for our community to engage in literature and the arts,” said Mirta M. Martin, Fairmont State University President. 

Folklife Center Continues Phyllis W. Moore Online Author Series

Thursday, January 28, 2021

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State University is pleased to continue the Phyllis Wilson Moore Online Author Series in 2021. This semester the online series will explore the theme of labor and the struggles of West Virginia’s working folk. Each event in the series is free and available to the public through WebEx.  

Fairmont State Students to Participate in Appalachian Teaching Project Conference

Thursday, November 12, 2020

A team of Fairmont State University students will take part in the 2020 Appalachian Teaching Project virtual conference this weekend.  
 

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center is enhancing cultural tourism through story

Monday, October 05, 2020

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center has partnered with the Marion County Parks and Recreation Commission and the Marion County Convention and Visitors Bureau (MCCVB) to enhance tourism in Marion County while improving the quality of life for West Virginians. This collaboration is a component of “Voicing History: Enhancing Tourism Through Story,” an Appalachian Teaching Project (ATP) funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). 

Fairmont State receives $5,000 HEPC grant for communication project

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Fairmont State University has received a grant to facilitate the collection and preservation of a series of interviews with elders of color throughout West Virginia from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission through the Diversity for Equity grant program.

Folklife Center to host NY Times Best Selling Author

Thursday, March 05, 2020

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host NY Times Best Selling author Sharyn McCrumb on March 29 at 2 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, but it is recommended to call ahead and reserve your seat.

During her visit, McCrumb will read from her latest novel, The Unquiet Grave, which incorporates the well-known West Virginia tale of The Greenbrier Ghost. The only case in America in which the testimony of a ghost convicted the killer. 

Kestrel Issue 42 to be launched with events celebrating writing

Monday, March 02, 2020

Kestrel: A Journal of Literature and Art, the Fairmont State University Department of Language and Literature and the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host a two-day Celebration of Issue 42. 

Folklife Center to host author as part of Sunday Author Series

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Author and scholar Cicero Fain III will be reading from his book Black Huntington: An Appalachian Story at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on Sunday, March 22 at 2 p.m. as part of the Sunday Author Series. This event is free and open to the public. 

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