Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Some interesting Folk Events for Folkies

Some interesting Folk Events for Folkies
(Look out for the festival information coming soon)

Mountain State Storytelling Institute?

What is the Mountain State Storytelling Institute?

The Institute is a two-day conference featuring scholars and storytelling professionals. The intent of this institute is to provide academic, professional and personal development for those interested in storytelling as scholarship, art, a teaching tool, and a profession or an avocation. Workshops will feature members of the West Virginia Storytelling Guild, FSU and WVU Faculty, and FSU Students. Fairmont State University, FSU’s Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center and the WV Storytelling Guild are committed to the use of storytelling to preserve Appalachian culture.
How can I participate?
Registration
Participation is limited to 100. Please register early! You may register by completing the included form or by contacting Susan Bailey at sbailey@fairmontstate.edu or by calling 304-367-4203. Adults may save $5 by registering by March 1, 2009.
Fees
$50 for adults/$35 for students


For more information contact:
Dr. Francene Kirk
304-367-4170
fkirk@fairmontstate.ed


Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling

From: karin@storynet.orgSubj: Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling

Applications are now open for the 2010 Brimstone Award, a $5,000 grant available to NSN members with an innovative, service-oriented project.

Taking its name from brimstone, the elusive element medieval chemists believed would transform base metals into gold, this award focuses on the transformational properties of storytelling, and aims to increase understanding of the ways storytelling can promote change in individuals and communities.

The grant will support a model storytelling project that is service-oriented, based in a community or organization, and to some extent replicable in other places and situations. It is our hope that projects receiving this award will have impact beyond their own communities, organizations, or clients, inspiring excellence in applied storytelling work and communicating to new audiences the humanitarian possibilities of storytelling. Note: In keeping with the intent of the Brimstone Award, the Award will not normally fund honoraria for performances, storytelling festivals, travel, or the purchase of equipment.

For full details about the award including criteria and application go to http://www.storynet.org/programs/grants/brimstone.html.

Preliminary Application deadline is May 1, 2009.

The Brimstone Award has funded some extraordinary projects (see website for descriptions). We look forward to 2010 selections and wish you the best of luck!

Have a Terrific Tuesday,
Karin Hensley, NSN Event and Grant Coordinator on behalf of The Brimstone Award Committee
In the last post I wrote about song writers coming into there own in bad times.

Here is one submitted by Tom the Ukulele Man




1 comment:

Joanie said...

Tom, Great song! Awful and sad and really really good.....Joanie