Virtual ProgramWednesday, October 20

37-01 Living Humanities: Folklorists Bridging Communities through Story and Practice

Wednesday, October 20, 7:00 pm–8:30 pm

  session will be recorded and available for later viewing online

Sponsored by the Creative Writing and Storytelling Section


Chair: Laura Marcus Green (South Carolina Arts Commission)

Forum participants:

Christina Barr (Nevada Humanities)

Emily Elizabeth Hilliard (Folk and Traditional Arts, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation)

Kate Lebo (Writer)

Paul McCoy (Humanities Tennessee)

Eboni Ramm (Artist)

Langston  Collin  Wilkins (Center for Washington Cultural Traditions, Heritage Washington)

Folklore and the humanities share interdisciplinary frameworks through which to know, interpret and present our varied lived experience. Both fields foreground diverse artistic and cultural expressions of individual and community identity. State humanities councils offer a natural home for folklorists—as employer, funder, partner, or presenter. In this forum, folklorists and practitioners working within and with humanities councils explore ways this convergence mutually expands and reframes the work of folklorists and humanities councils, from local to national perspectives. This session considers broader contextual and strategic frameworks, presents models of folklore and humanities programs, and includes opportunities to sample featured activities.