Friday, February 14, 2014

Appalachian Awareness at Radford U

Radford University Appalachian Awareness Day is Friday February 21, 2014... And I've had my awareness raised enough at previous years' versions to want to help get the word out with a plain-text barebones version of the schedule.

A day of 50-minute sessions, starting at 10 a.m. Free and open to the public, in the Bonnie Hurlburt  Student Center Auditorium (“The Bonnie”), on Jefferson Street between Fairfax and Clement Streets.

I'm especially looking forward to the two history-minded 5-string virtuosos speaking -- and, I suspect, picking a bit -- at 3p.m. 

Feel free to send this page to anyone else who can't easily read the colorful PDF flyer the sponsors have been sending around. I just wanted this here to link to my calendar... And I hope the school paper will dig up a little more about each event.

For more information, see the Facebook group for the Appalachian Events Committee:!/groups/104447406262763/
It should be listed here too...

Appalachian Innovation is the day's theme...

 10am: Putting Education In Its Place
     Roots with Wings: Floyd County Place-based Oral History Project
     The Floyd Story Center at the Old Church Gallery

 11am: Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards
      Dawn Hooper & Barbara Williamson

 Noon: Good People Good Food
     Tenley Weaver, Christie Pugh, & Dennis Dove

 1pm: Education Innovation: The Contemplative & Progressive Way
      Dr. Kristan Morrison of the Blue Mountain School

 2pm: The Crooked Road
       Jack Hinshelwood

 3pm: Banjo-Nation Innovation
    Stylistic & Structural Evolution of the 5-String Banjo
       David Wooldridge & Bud Bennett