Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center

Folklife Center to host talk by former Times West Virginian journalist

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center invites the public to attend the first of four presentations as part of The Women’s Lyceum, A Celebration of Appalachian Women. On Monday, September 30, at 7:00 p.m., Val Nieman will be discussing her novel, “To the Bones.” This event is free and open to the public.

Folklife Center to host Square Dance to kick-off Gala

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Join the Folklife Center for an old time Square Dance featuring caller Taylor Runner and music by the Kennedy Barn String Band.

On Thursday, September 19th at 7 p.m., the Folklife Center will hold a square dance in the Great Room of Cultures on the second floor of the center. This event is free and open to the public and is a beginner friendly dance, with all ages from kids on up welcome. Everyone is encouraged to join in but may also just watch, listen, and enjoy. 

Folklife Center to host 2019 Gala Celebration Concert honoring Dave Bing

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Join the Frank and Jane Gabor WV Folklife Center at the 2019 Gala Celebration Concert honoring musician and teacher Dave Bing.

On Saturday, September 21st at 3 p.m., the Folklife Center will hold a concert in the Great Room of Cultures on the second floor of the center to honor Traditions Salute Award Recipient Dave Bing. The event will feature music from the Kennedy Barn String Band, an award presentation, and music from Mr. Bing and fellow musicians.

Folklife Center to host Square Dance to kick-of 2019 Gala Celebration

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Join the Folklife Center for an old time Square Dance featuring caller Taylor Runner and music by the Kennedy Barn String Band.

On Thursday, September 19th at 7 p.m., the Folklife Center will hold a square dance in the Great Room of Cultures on the second floor of the center. This event is free and open to the public and is a beginner friendly dance, with all ages from kids on up welcome. Everyone is encouraged to join in but may also just watch, listen, and enjoy. 

Kestrel Issue 41 to be launched with events celebrating writing

Wednesday, September 11, 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 host a two-day Celebration of Issue 41. 

Six contributors to Kestrel will be on campus to participate in class visits, panel discussions, readings from their own works, and book signings. Visiting poets and writers include Ace Boggess, K. Uwe Dunn, Bob Kunzinger, Devon Miller-Duggan, Jim Ross, and Jane Wells.

Folklife Center to present The Women's Lyceum

Monday, August 26, 2019

In keeping with our theme of Diversity in Appalachia, the Frank and Jane Gabor WV Folklife Center presents The Women’s Lyceum. The tradition of the lyceum, which dates back to Ancient Greece, serves as public education and entertainment. It includes lectures, readings, concerts, and discussions. 

Folklife Center to honor native West Virginian Dave Bing

Thursday, August 22, 2019

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center is hosting a three-day gala celebration to honor traditional music performer and teacher Dave Bing. A native West Virginian, Bing is the recipient of the 2019 Traditions Salute Award given by the Folklife Center to a person who has demonstrated a passion and commitment toward the advancement of West Virginia folk culture through education and public resources. 

Folklife Center to host memorial storytelling in honor of D. Jane Gilchrist

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The West Virginia Storytelling Guild and the Frank and Jane Gabor WV Folklife will honor the life of D. Jane Gilchrist with a memorial storytelling concert featuring tellers from the West Virginia Storytelling Guild on Saturday, September 7 at 2 p.m. at the 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. 

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