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Winter Issue Launch @ the Nasher

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Join us in celebrating the Winter Issue of Southern Cultures at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Curator Trevor Schoonmaker will discuss the current exhibit, Southern Accent, with artists Jeff Whetstone and Stacy Lynn Waddell. Selections from Southern Accent and an earlier conversation with Schoonmaker, Whetstone, and Waddell are featured in the new issue. This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Carolina Bluegrass Summit

Join us for two days of concerts, lectures, research presentations, panels, an exhibit, and a workshop to celebrate the launch of the Carolina Bluegrass Initiative. Sponsored by the Southern Folklife Collection and the Department of Music, the Carolina Bluegrass Summit is an opportunity to explore many facets of the university’s engagement with this regionally rooted, international musical form. More information is available on this Facebook page.

Musical performances include Grammy winners The Steep Canyon Rangers, Alice Gerrard, The Grass Cats, and the debut of the Carolina Bluegrass Band. Robert S. Cantwell, Professor Emeritus, Department of American Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, will deliver the keynote address. Professor Cantwell is the author of Bluegrass Breakdown: The Making of the Old Southern Sound; Ethnomimesis: Folklife and the Representation of Culture; and When We Were Good: The Folk Revival

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Southern Cultures: 21C Fiction Issue Launch, Sat, Oct 29 at 7:30 pm

fiction-cover-border-newIn a Southern Cultures essay published in 2000, Jerry Leath Mills came up with a “single, simple, litmus-like test [to gauge] the quality of southerness in literature . . . Is there a dead mule in it?” We were curious if Mills’s hypothesis held up, so we brought the question to some of our favorite authors. Join Jill McCorkle, Megan Mayhew Bergman, Jamie Quatro, and others as they continue the conversation started in our pages. Toast that talk and the new 21c Fiction Issue with the Deader Mule, a special cocktail from 21C Museum Hotel.

This issue launch in downtown Durham–one of several events planned for the month of October to honor southern writers and stories, past and present–is free and open to the public.

Southern Cultures: 21C Fiction Issue Launch

fiction-cover-border-new

In a Southern Cultures essay published in 2000, Jerry Leath Mills came up with a “single, simple, litmus-like test [to gauge] the quality of southerness in literature . . . Is there a dead mule in it?” We were curious if Mills’s hypothesis held up, so we brought the question to some of our favorite authors. Join Jill McCorkle, Megan Mayhew Bergman, Jamie Quatro, and others as they continue the conversation started in our pages. Toast that talk and the new 21C Fiction Issue with the Deader Mule, a special cocktail from 21C Museum Hotel.

This issue launch in downtown Durham–one of several events planned for the month of October to honor southern writers and stories, past and present–is free and open to the public.

Southern Cultures Documentary Arts Issue Launch

DocArts coverIf you’re nearby (or up for a road trip!), join us at the Power Plant Gallery at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham to get a first look at our Documentary Arts Issue, guest edited by Tom Rankin and featuring Lao immigrants in Morganton, NC, participatory archives and self-documentation in Eastern Kentucky, collaborative documentary work in the Mississippi Delta, missionaries in Louisiana, Christmas in Cat Square, NC, the history of documentation (and resistance) in Hale County, AL, and more.

Documentary Arts Issue Launch
Friday, March 4th | 5:00-7:30 PM
Power Plant Gallery, Durham, NC
* Located under the white Lucky Strike tower.
Light refreshments will be served; remarks at 6 PM. Suggested parking: South Deck, American Tobacco Campus.