Please enjoy virtual performances of works crafted by and featuring Appalachians and other related artists.
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.
The Mountain Minor by Dale Farmer – March 16, 2020
Hillbilly by Sally Rubin and Ashley York – 2019
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).
Brett Ratliff – May 3, 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
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