Saturday, June 12, 2010

Kentucky Folklife Gathering 6/19

Community Scholar Roundtable
Saturday, June 19, 2010
3:00--4:00 p.m.

[Overall Kentucky Folklife Gathering is from 10:00 a.m.--4:00 p.m.]

Timi and I are looking forward to interacting with other "folklorists, community scholars, teachers, folk artists and others interested in cultural documentation" at the upcoming Kentucky Folklife Gathering! 

According to the official press release, "The purpose of the gathering, made possible through a grant awarded by South Arts, is to explore the possibility of a Kentucky folklife association. Hosted by the Kentucky Folklife Program, a partnership of the Kentucky Arts Council (KAC) and the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS), the folklife gathering will give those in attendance an opportunity to share their experiences and discuss upcoming events and programs, enjoy special presentations and explore the KHS history campus."

At 3:00 p.m. "Community scholars will present a narrative stage about utilizing scholar training"... and Timi and I are honored to be among the roundtable participants who will be sharing our experience with the audience.  We have a lot of new and exciting developments to share about our project as well as many lessons we've learned along the way.  

We're also hoping to see some of our old buddies from our Community Scholars class last fall as well as some other friends in the Frankfort area while we're there.  While we can't attend the entire folklife gathering due to other commitments that day, we encourage anyone interested in meeting like-minded community historians and folklorists to check out the full day of activities.  Contact Alisha Martin, folklife specialist, at for more information.

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