The Urban Appalachian Community Coalition partners with other organizations and venues to present arts programs that educate and entertain while celebrating the rich culture of Appalachians in the greater Cincinnati area.

In 2017/2018, these events draw upon the concept of “Re-stitching the Seams: Appalachia Beyond Its Borders,” the theme of the upcoming 41st Annual Appalachian Studies Association Annual Conference, which in April 2018 will draw more than 1,000 regional, national, and international leaders, scholars, educators, service providers, activists, advocates, and artists to downtown Cincinnati.

Urban Appalachian Literary Salon 2018 (Lydia’s on Ludlow, 7-9 pm)

Thursday, March 1 —Being Out in Appalachia (Savannah Sipple, Keith Stewart and more.) If you missed it, listen to this interview with Salon organizer Pauletta Hansel and writer John Ray on WVXU’s Around Cincinnati!

Thomas More College Appalachian Education Programs

Wednesday, February 21, 2018  Express Appalachia: Journey And Identity, A Cincinnati Arts Association Schooltime Program—10 am and Noon, Jarson-Kaplan Theater, Aronoff Center.

Community-Based Events

Where We’re From — A FREE two-part series for writers aged 13+ to explore identity through our families, homes, and traditions at WordPlay Cincy, 4041 Hamilton Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45223.
Saturday, February 17th, 1-3pm  Writing Workshop
Saturday, February 24th, 2-4pm  Performance Workshop

If you missed it, make sure to listen to this great interview with Nancy Laird and John Bealle about the event from Around Cincinnati on WVXU. Please share the link to spread the word! Listen here: http://wvxu.org/post/welcome-2018-music-and-food-ringin-appalachian-new-year

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ASA 2018 Conference Events

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