Tags: Folklife

Thursday: Mar 19

The Food We Eat, the Stories We Tell

Thu. March 19, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

The Food We Eat, the Stories We Tell anthology editor Elizabeth Engelhardt and contributors Jeff Mann (LGBTQ Fiction and Poetry from Appalachia) and Emily Wallace (Road Sides) discuss their experiences with Appalachian foodways and with the creation of an anthology honoring those traditions.

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Tags: Folklife, Food / Beer / Wine / Travel, Language / Culture / Folklife, Nonfiction, Southern / Appalachian

Friday: Mar 20

Lives in Food and Farming, in Virginia and Beyond

Fri. March 20, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Bernard L. Herman (A South You Never Ate: Savoring Flavors and Stories from the Eastern Shore of Virginia) and Charles Thompson, Jr. (Going Over Home: A Search for Rural Justice in an Unsettled Land) discuss their experiences working within the foodways and agricultural communities of the American South, sharing personal stories as well as insights into contemporary issues surrounding food.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Environment / Science, Folklife, Food / Beer / Wine / Travel, Language / Culture / Folklife, Nonfiction, Social Justice, Southern / Appalachian

Identity in Contemporary Appalachian Fiction

Fri. March 20, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

UVa Bookstore

400 Emmet Street S, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Madeline ffitch (Stay and Fight), Jeff Mann (LGBTQ Fiction and Poetry from Appalachia), and Valerie Nieman (To the Bones) discuss their fiction and what it means to write about contemporary Appalachia, from nuanced politics to difficult stereotypes.

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Tags: Book Club Picks, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Fiction, Folklife, Language / Culture / Folklife, Southern / Appalachian, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

Sunday: Mar 22

The Life and Music of Flory Jagoda

Sun. March 22, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

Congregation Beth Israel

301 East Jefferson Street, Charlottesville, Va. 22902

Author Debbie Levy (The Key from Spain: Flory Jagoda and Her Music) and musician Susan Gaeta celebrate the life and music of beloved Sephardic musician Flory Jagoda. Levy will read from and discuss her children’s picture book about Jagoda, and Gaeta will perform selected pieces written by the singer-songwriter.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Folklife, Music, StoryFest / Youth