Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center

Stories in the Schools: A free workshop by nationally-acclaimed story man Kevin Cordi

Friday, April 12, 2019

The West Virginia Storytelling Guild will host a day of stories at the historic Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the Fairmont State University campus. 

Local folklorists and musicians to present at the Folklife Center

Friday, April 05, 2019

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center presents Black and White Together: Songs and Stories of Interracial Life and Work in the West Virginia Coalfields with folklorists and musicians Michael and Carrie Kline on Tuesday April 16 at 7 p.m. 

Dr. Cris Mayo to present on LBGTQ history of Morgantown at the Folklife Center

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Dr. Cris Mayo will talk about the history of the LBGTQ community in Morgantown Monday, April 15 at 7 p.m., at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center.  

Kestrel Issue 40 celebration set for April 12-13

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Kestrel: A Journal of Literature and Art, the Fairmont State University Department of Language and Literature, and the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will launch Issue 40 with a two-day celebration. 

On Friday, April 12, at 2 p.m., visiting writers will participate in a panel discussion in Jaynes Hall 310. A reception and readings will take place at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center from 5:30-8 p.m.

Pottery exhibit to open March 28 with artist presentation

Friday, March 22, 2019

The museum studies students enrolled in Exhibition and Design are preparing for Dr. Carolyn Crislip-Tacy’s pottery exhibition in the Ruth Ann Musick Folk Gallery at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center. The grand opening of the exhibit is Thursday, March 28, and will begin with an artist presentation at 7 p.m. with a reception to follow. This event is free and open to the public.

Folklife Center to host reading from local author, Amy Wilson

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Local author and educator, Amy Williams Wilson, will read from her book, The Bite, The Breast, and the Blood: Why Modern Vampire Stories Suck Us In at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2 at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the campus of Fairmont State University.  This event is free and open to the public.

Fairmont State professor to portray historic WV suffragist, educator at Folklife Center

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Fairmont State University adjunct professor, Ilene Evans will portray educator and suffragist, Coralie Franklin Cook, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center. This event is free and open to the public.

Folklife Center hosts historical performance of Porte Crayon

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

On Tuesday, March 26, at 7 p.m. the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host a free, interactive historical performance of the renowned author and artist David Hunter Strother, who used the pen name Porte Crayon.

Folk Life Center to host authors on Appalachian works March 5

Monday, March 04, 2019

Writers are often told to “write what you know.”  Natalie Sypolt and Nancy Abrams, authors with ties to Preston County, have done just that, creating images of a sometimes idyllic, sometimes gritty, but always fascinating Appalachia. They will read from their new books at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on Tuesday, March 5 at 7 p.m.  This event is free and open to the public.

Folk Life Center to host presentation by Author Jerald Pope Feb. 20

Thursday, February 14, 2019

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host four authors this semester – Jerald Pope, Natalie Sypolt, Nancy Abrams, and Amy Williams Wilson.  These presentations are free and open to the public. First in the series is Jerald Pope, known for his children’s picture books, Fetch and The Owl Girl. Pope will engage listeners in a discussion of his work on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Folklife Center. 

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