Please enjoy virtual performances of works crafted by and featuring Appalachians and other related artists.

Blogs

The Extraordinary Times: Personal ponderings of Matthew Smith, PhD (History), Director of Public Programs at Miami Regionals and focused on Historical reflections and community perspectives.

Cinematography

The Mountain Minor by Dale Farmer – March 16, 2020

Hillbilly by Sally Rubin and Ashley York – 2019

Falcon Theatre

Many-Storied House by George Ella Lyon – April 10, 2020

Coal Town Photograph by Pauletta Hansel – March 16, 2020

Soldier, Come Home by Frank W. Wicks – May 19, 2020

Hindman at Home

Eleven writers and friends of the Appalachian Writers’ Workshop joined together over the course of five days to read from their work and hold conversations all to benefit the Mike and Frieda Mullins Scholarship Fund. Throughout the event, the Hindman Settlement School accepted online donations to benefit the scholarship and conducted an online auction of signed books and other items. View recordings of the entire series on their Facebook page: Night 1 (April 19, 2020), Night 2 (April 21), Night 3 (April 22, 2019), Night 4 (April 23, 2019), Night 5 (April 24, 2019).

Music

Brett Ratliff – May 3, 2020

Mike Boerschig – April 20, 2020
Mike Boerschig – May 6, 2020

Ohio Arts Council

Carter-Daboiku identifies as “Appalachian of mixed ancestry” – a phrase that allows her to resist categorization and open opportunities for conversation and reflection. Her storytelling invites listeners to dive into the complexities of identity, place, and experience in their own lives and the lives of others.  She is a key member of southwest Ohio’s urban Appalachian communities in Cincinnati and Dayton, and is a well-known teacher, mentor, and organizer in the region.

This featured clip is “History Keeper,” a video produced at a digital storytelling workshop sponsored by the National Park Service’s Network to Freedom Project.

Postcards from the Pandemic

Cincinnati’s past and current Poets Laureate, UACC Core Member Pauletta Hansel and Manuel Iris, offered a Cincinnati Poetry Month project, publishing “Postcards from the Pandemic,” poems by Cincinnati area poets. Read the selected submissions here. – April 2020

Radio

Mountain Talk: Appalachian Women Poets – Part 1 presented by WMMT 88.7 – April 7,2020

A Poem For This Mother’s Day From Pauletta Hansel – WXVU91.7 – May 8, 2020