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“Writing from the Place of Motherhood: A Reading and Discussion” with Tina Parker & Julie Hensley

Posted on April 21, 2016 by Lizbeth Saucedo

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Movie Showing: After Coal, a documentary by Tom Hansel

Posted on March 31, 2016 by Lizbeth Saucedo

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Poetry Reading by Randall Horton

Posted on February 23, 2016 by Lizbeth Saucedo

Randall Horton is an Affrilachian Poet from Birmingham, Alabama. He received his BA in English at Howard University and the University of the District of Columbia and received his MFA in creative writing at Chicago State University. Horton’s works include … Continue reading

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“Advocating for Strengths and Wholeness in Jackson County,” a Dinner on the Grounds

Posted on February 10, 2016 by Lizbeth Saucedo

A Dinner on the Grounds with Thomas Johnson, Recovery Coach, Partners for Education. Thomas Johnson is a Recovery Coach with Promise Neighborhood (Berea College) and works with individuals from the Jackson County Family Court who have substance abuse issues.  His … Continue reading

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“Creating Healthy Communities with Healthy Forests,” a Dinner on the Grounds

Posted on January 29, 2016 by Lizbeth Saucedo

A Dinner on the Grounds with Fred Clark, Executive Director of the Forest Stewards Guild Forests in the United States are one of our best and most underutilized tools for economic development.  Well managed forests create many benefits including clean … Continue reading

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Food Accessibility in Berea: A comparative overview of fresh food affordability at Walmart and the Berea Farmers Market

Posted on January 26, 2016 by Lizbeth Saucedo

Does “farmers market” evoke an image of knot-topped, eco-conscious, food- smug, do-gooders, out of touch and out of reach to people of limited resources? Does shopping at Walmart make it more possible for people to feed their families? Starting with … Continue reading

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Feast Day

Posted on November 18, 2015 by Lizbeth Saucedo

A Small Recognition of Native American Month A Sharing of culture and fellowship that honors America’s Native peoples with an intimate gathering of dance, food, and heritage by Sonya Begay and family (Diné).  This event is free and open to … Continue reading

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Pine Mountain Settlement School and Berea College: Past, Present, and Future Collaborations

Posted on October 29, 2015 by Lizbeth Saucedo

[More details coming soon] LJAC’s Dinner on the Grounds. Free and Open to the Public. A light lunch will be provided. 

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Kentucky Premier of “Blood on the Mountain”

Posted on October 21, 2015 by Lizbeth Saucedo

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Kentucky Chautauqua with Anne Shelby’s Aunt Molly Jackson, Pistol Packin’ Woman

Posted on October 17, 2015 by Lizbeth Saucedo

Aunt Molly Jackson Pistol Packin’ Woman 1880—1960 Born in Clay County in 1880, Aunt Molly Jackson (Mary Magdalene Garland) spent most of her life in the coal camps on southeastern Kentucky, serving both as a midwife and union organizer, as … Continue reading

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Kentucky Musicians: Musical Traditions (Convocation)

Posted on October 15, 2015 by Lizbeth Saucedo

This convocation will feature a variety of mountain, gospel, and old-time musicians who came of age in Eastern Kentucky. This convocation is the kick-off to the Celebration of Traditional Music happening October 15th – 18th. For more information please visit … Continue reading

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42nd Celebration of Traditional Music

Posted on October 15, 2015 by Lizbeth Saucedo

The Celebration of Traditional Music (CTM) strives to represent homemade music passed on from person to person in the Appalachian Region and the musicians who play it. Old time string band music, blues, traditional gospel singing, ballads, and acoustic instruments are … Continue reading

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Substance (Ab)use in Central Appalachia: The Long View and Neurological Realities

Posted on October 7, 2015 by Lizbeth Saucedo

  This will be a LJAC Dinner on the Grounds with Robert Walker who will be presenting on the deep, causative factors – the underlying structures that affect the shape of human lives which result in prevalent substance use in … Continue reading

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Creative Writing Workshop with Ronni Lundy

Posted on October 6, 2015 by Lizbeth Saucedo

Ronni Lundy is the author of nine books, including Shuck Beans, Stack Cakes, and Honest Fried Chicken and she was the editor of Cornbread Nation 3: Foods of the Mountain South. Her most recent book Victuals: A Journey Through the … Continue reading

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The Appalachian Symposium at Berea College 2015

Posted on September 9, 2015 by Lizbeth Saucedo

  The largest-ever gathering of the regions best known writers. Two days of public conversations about literature, Appalachia, and much more on the historic campus of Berea College. It is free and open to the public, no registration required. Schedule … Continue reading

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Dinner on the Grounds with Narissa Bond

Posted on September 8, 2015 by Lizbeth Saucedo

[More details soon] Narissa Bond is a rare folk artist whose warmth and wisdom captivate audiences through intimate, honest storytelling. Narissa’s melodies reflect their rich folk and jazz influences. She is the great-granddaughter of James Bond who was an 1892 graduate … Continue reading

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Dinner on the Ground featuring Susan Spalding and her Weatherford Award winning book: Appalachian Dance

Posted on April 23, 2015 by Lizbeth Saucedo

Join us for a Dinner on the Grounds in welcoming Susan Spalding and her Weatherford Award winning book, Appalachian Dance: Creativity and Continuity in Six Communities.  “Susan brings to bear twenty-five years’ worth of rich interviews with black and white Virginians, … Continue reading

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A Community Writing Workshop with poet Jane Hicks

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Sable Girls, Black Hill Folk, and Brown Country: Lovester Wilkinson

Posted on April 8, 2015 by Lizbeth Saucedo

75 year old lifelong resident of Lincoln County, Kentucky, who will give a presentation about the use of quilts in the Underground Railroad and talk about her own work as a quilter and her life growing up in Appalachia.     … Continue reading

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Movie Showing: Proud Citizen and Discussion with Thom Southerland & Katerina Stoykova-Klemer

Posted on March 31, 2015 by Lizbeth Saucedo

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Sable Girls, Black Hill Folk, and Brown Country: Ilene Evans

Posted on March 11, 2015 by Lizbeth Saucedo

Ilene Evans is a West Virginia Storyteller, actor, and performer.      

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Sable Girls, Black Hill Folk, and Brown Country: Jacinda Townsend

Posted on February 16, 2015 by Lizbeth Saucedo

Jacinda Townsend author of Saint Monkey, a novel set in Mt. Sterling, KY      

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Sable Girls, Black Hill Folk, and Brown Country: Frank X Walker

Posted on January 21, 2015 by Lizbeth Saucedo

  Frank X Walker, Kentucky Poet Laureate and award-winning Affrilachian Poet will be reading with fellow Affrilachian Poet and Appalachian Writer in Residence Crystal Wilkinson as part of a series of African American artists and writers who are from or … Continue reading

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Breaking Clean

Posted on January 14, 2015 by Lizbeth Saucedo

Coal has been a part of the Mullins’ lives for 80 years and has been the source of income for four generations as Nick and his forefathers worked in the underground coal mines of Southwestern Virginia and Eastern Kentucky. Join … Continue reading

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Center Closed for Winter Break

Posted on December 20, 2014 by Christopher Miller

The Loyal Jones Appalachian Center Gallery and Faber Library will be closed for Berea College’s winter break.  Some faculty and staff may be working.  Please contact them directly to schedule an appointment.

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Telling the Truth: A Conversation with Caroline Herring about the Songwriting Process

Posted on November 21, 2014 by Lizbeth Saucedo

Join us for a reception and presentation with Caroline Herring. She will be playing several of her songs as well as discussing the importance of telling the stories of those who are unable to tell their own. Reception will begin at … Continue reading

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Appalachian Heritage Reading

Posted on November 14, 2014 by Lizbeth Saucedo

Appalachian Heritage presents a reading by poet and Pulitzer Prize finalist Maurice Manning, poet and Weatherford Award 2014 winner Ron Houchin, and fiction writer C. Williams.  

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Animal Vegetable Miracle: Ten Years After

Posted on November 7, 2014 by Lizbeth Saucedo

Steven Hopp will discuss how the Animal Vegetable Miracle project has unfolded in the ten years since his family did their year of local food eating. The talk will touch on the role of local food for the Hopp/Kingsolver family, and how … Continue reading

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Writing and Roots: Barbara Kingsolver’s Novel Perspective, a Public Conversation with Silas House

Posted on November 6, 2014 by Lizbeth Saucedo

Free and Open to the Public Barabara Kingsolver is a widely acclaimed American novelist, essayist, poet, and social activist. She is the author of 14 books translated into more than two dozen languages. Silas House serves as the NEH Chair … Continue reading

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East Tennessee Showcase

Posted on October 23, 2014 by Chris Green

 

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41st Annual Celebration of Traditional Music

Posted on October 16, 2014 by Christopher Miller

Join us for the 41st Annual Celebration of  Traditional Music. Held at various locations on the Berea College Campus. Use the links below for more information.  

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Will Parsons Presents: This Lonely Time

Posted on October 1, 2014 by Lizbeth Saucedo

Through personal testimony and music, This Lonely Time is an exercise in understanding the human impact of environmental and social injustices in Central Appalachia. Will Parsons has first-hand experience with the environmental travesties in the mountains, the continuing sexual repression … Continue reading

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Brushy Fork Annual Institute

Posted on September 23, 2014 by Christopher Miller

The premier training event for non-profit and community development! The Brushy Fork Annual Institute is a three-day training event featuring hands-on workshop tracks and informative plenary sessions presented by nationally-known experts. The Annual Institute is hosted each September on the … Continue reading

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EPG Directed Field Experience Student Presentations

Posted on September 10, 2014 by Christopher Miller

Students from Cohort 10, now in their second year of LJAC’s Entrepreneurship for the Public Good (EPG) program will present on their summer Directed Field Experiences.  All are welcome.  Local foods dinner served at 5:30pm.

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CFS 103 Course in Gallery

Posted on September 9, 2014 by Christopher Miller

CFS 103, the Food Studies I course, taught by Professor Janice Blythe. will visit the LJAC, explore the Gallery and have a directed encounter with artifacts in the Appalachian Studies Teaching Collection.   LJAC Associate Director and Curator Christopher Miller … Continue reading

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Community Writers Workshop: (de)Forming Histories, Gretchen E. Henderson

Posted on September 4, 2014 by Christopher Miller

Are you a writer curious to engage images, or an artist wishing to deepen your engagement with text?  This workshop will open up a variety of creative practices to generate new content and form by deforming different media.  In the … Continue reading

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Gallery Closed for Opening Convo

Posted on August 28, 2014 by Christopher Miller

The LJAC will be closed for the President Roelofs’ Opening Convocation at Seabury Center.  Please join the entire Berea Community there.

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KFTC Madison Co. Chapter Meeting

Posted on August 26, 2014 by Christopher Miller

The Madison County, Kentucky Chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC) will meet in the LJAC Gallery.

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Appalachian Ballad Night

Posted on April 22, 2014 by Lizbeth Saucedo

The members of the Berea College Folk Roots Ensemble are performing Appalachian ballads from the Berea Archives. Anyone who wishes to perform traditional ballads can sign up at 7:00; it’s a first come, first serve basis. The Berea College Folk … Continue reading

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Introduction to the Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer

Posted on March 12, 2014 by Lizbeth Saucedo

This event will take place Wednesday, March 12, 2014 & Wednesday, March 19, 2014 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm     Adrian and Margaret Dotson will lead this participatory music event that will focus on new dulcimer players. No musical background is required. Guest … Continue reading

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Crankies, Ballads, Stories, & Tunes

Posted on February 26, 2014 by Lizbeth Saucedo

Anna & Elizabeth host a night of traditional ballads, fiddle tune, and stories, and their mesmerizing shadow puppets and ‘crankies’ — a storytelling box with series of scrolls of paper or fabric, which is then cranked to accompany the old … Continue reading

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Acoustic Singer-Songwriter Night (hosted by the Berea College Folk Ensemble)

Posted on January 31, 2014 by Lizbeth Saucedo

Singer-Songwriters from the Folk/Roots Ensemble will be hosting a night of music. The Berea College Folk Roots Ensemble studies and performs roots-based music, starting with Appalachian and working out from there to include other kinds of American roots music. Acoustic singer-songwriters … Continue reading

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Dinner on the Grounds: Appalachian Health & Well-Being

Posted on November 18, 2013 by Lizbeth Saucedo

The Dinner on the Grounds presentation will be a brief overview of key factors influencing health across the Appalachian region: genetics,environment, lifestyles, and health care systems. It examines the current health status of Appalachians in the areas such as cardiovascular health, diabetes … Continue reading

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The Doris Ulmann Foundation at Berea College: Documenting the Crafts in Southern Appalachia by Lisa Kriner AND Appalachia and the Construction of Race by Alicestyne Turley

Posted on October 14, 2013 by Lizbeth Saucedo

Click Here to read the Introduction to the Presentations (see below for details on the presentations and their presenters) The Doris Ulmann Foundation at Berea College: Documenting the Crafts in Southern Appalachia As Appalachian Scholar for 2011-12, Lisa Kriner spent … Continue reading

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A Community Writers Workshop on Fiction with Novelist Marie Manilla

Posted on October 9, 2013 by Chris Green

“The Importance of Emotional Honesty and Urgency in Fiction” This workshop will focus on finding those critical light-bulb moments in our lives that provide excellent fodder for fiction. The class will include brief sample readings, group discussion, and writing exercises. … Continue reading

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Dinner on the Grounds: Bill Best, “Heirloom Seeds: Appalachia’s Gift To The World”

Posted on September 9, 2013 by Chris Green

Click here to read the Introduction to Bill Best’s Presentation  This talk will be about the history of seed saving in Appalachia and how the food plants of the region are continuing to be grown and utilized, not only in … Continue reading

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Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty: Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap

Posted on August 29, 2013 by Lizbeth Saucedo

Paul C. Gorski is an Associate Professor of Integrative Studies in George Mason University’s New Century College, where he teaches in the Social Justice and Education programs and the founder of EdChange. He has authored or edited several books, including … Continue reading

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Dolly Arrived

Posted on June 26, 2013 by Christopher Miller

The Dolly Parton Pinball machine arrived at the LJAC. Continue reading

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A Community Writers Workshop on Non-Fiction with Rachael Peckham

Posted on April 18, 2013 by Webteam

Peckham will offer writing exercises and revision strategies as well as read from and discuss her work. Rachael Peckham is the author of Muck Fire (Spring Garden Press) and the recipient of the 2010 Robert Watson Poetry Award. Her nonfiction … Continue reading

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Talking Appalachian: Voices of Place

Posted on April 16, 2013 by Webteam

History, power, and sociopolitical institutions shape our attitudes about language and whether we view them with pride or prejudice. This presentation blends voices of scholarship and creative writers in an attempt to define what it means to speak one of … Continue reading

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