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50th Annual Appalachian Festival
May 10 - May 12$5.00 – $10.00
Two of our Urban Appalachian Leadership Project Participants will present their work at the Annual Appalachian Festival on Sunday, May 12th. Eliza Lehman and Lizzie Fahey have been working with mentor Pauletta Hansel on two separate creative writing activities, and are pleased to have the opportunity to share during the Appalachian Community Development Association’s 50th Annual Appalachian Festival.
Sunday, May 12
Storytelling Stage (http://www.appalachianfestival.org/storytelling)
1-1:15 pm: Voices From Montcoal: Monologue Responses to the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster by Eliza Lehman, Urban Appalachian Leadership Project Participant.
2-2:15 pm Urban Appalachian Poetry from Oyler elementary and high school student read by Lizziey Fahey, Urban Appalachian Leadership Project Participant.
The 50th Annual Appalachian Festival is held at Coney Island, May 10-12, rain or shine. Full information here at http://www.appalachianfestival.org/.The
Urban Appalachian Leadership Project is a program of the Urban Appalachian Community Coalition, envisioned as a coalition of students and young adults, community advocates, scholars, artists, and others who empower community members to acknowledge diversity within cultural identity, connect with our history and shape our future by engaging in conversations and activities exploring what it means to be Appalachian. An initial activity is the Urban Appalachian Leadership Project (UALP) Innovation Grant Program, supporting projects by young Appalachian leaders and their mentors that foster cultural awareness, leadership skills and community engagement. Information at http://uacvoice.org/the-urban-appalachian-leadership-project/.