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Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars for the 29th Annual Appalachian Folk Arts Festival on the Heth Lawn during Family Weekend, Saturday, October 11, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Rain location in Heth Basement. Enjoy watching and talking with traditional crafters, from basket makers and blacksmiths to bee keepers and quilters. Items will be available for purchase. For more information, please contact Victoria Curtis, Chair of the Appalachian Events Committee, at vcurtis1@radford.edu.

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On Thursday, October 30, Appalachian musician, artist activist/educator, and music teacher, Sue Massek, will offer a free public performance of “Precious Memories,” a one-woman show about Sarah Ogan Gunning and written by Si Kahn. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in the Bonnie Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium. For more information, please contact Dr. Theresa Burriss at tburriss@radford.edu.


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Appalachian Studies at Radford University extends a hearty invitation to THATCamp Appalachia 2014 to all scholars, teachers, grad students, undergrad students, librarians, archivists, programmers, activists, environmentalists, writers, poets, artists, musicians, dancers, and dreamers who consider Appalachia the nexus of their work. The THATCamp model features an (un)conference approach to a gathering where we all work together to talk, teach, make, and play. 

Join us on November 15-16 for a dynamic dialogue (almost) completely improvised on the spot. For more information, including very detailed information about how THATCamps work, visit: appalachia2014.thatcamp.org. Registration is limited to the first 50 people who join up, so please act fast. If you have questions, please contact RU Archivist, Christopher Miller, at cmiller27@radford.edu.