Folk Life

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center to host “Writing Toward Healing”

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host Pam R. Johnson Davis, a writer, historian, singer and educator, for an online presentation titled, “Writing Toward Healing,” taking place on Tuesday, March 23 at 7 p.m. 

Frank and Jane Gabor WV Folklife Center Presents “Wonderful West Virginia”

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State University is pleased to announce “Wonderful West Virginia,” an online photography exhibit that celebrates the natural beauty of our state. This collection of outdoor photography by local artists Cynthia Staley and John Dent was curated by Danielle Doss, a 2021 Fairmont State University graduate. The exhibit is available through “LibGuides,” a service of Fairmont State University’s Ruth Ann Musick Library.

Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center to host Storytelling Event

Friday, March 05, 2021

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center is pleased to present Tales of Courage, an evening with members of the West Virginia Storytelling Guild, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 9.  

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 University Folklife Center Receives Grant for K-12 Education Initiative Exploring Folklore and Cultural Heritage

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center has received a grant of $7,500 from the Daywood Foundation in support of Ruth Ann Musick’s Trunk of Tales, a Fairmont State University project to promote folklore and West Virginia cultural heritage studies in K-12 public schools in the state.

West Virginia Musician Finds Inspiration from Ruth Ann Musick’s Collection of Folktales

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

While the global pandemic has caused many setbacks for artists around the world, Annick Odom, a West Virginia musician living in the Netherlands, channeled her creative energy into an unlikely project. While quarantined, Odom worked with fellow musician and housemate, Federico Forla, an Italian oboist residing in the Netherlands, on a new piece inspired by one of the few books on her bookshelf at the time — A Collection of West Virginia Ghost Stories.  

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.  
 

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