Public folklorist and author Emily Hilliard will be visiting OSU on March 27th to discuss her work in Appalachia. Hosted by the Folklore Student Association and EMIC Graduate Student Interest Group for Expressive Culture, the day features multiple events in multiple locations.
Making Our Future: A Book Talk with Emily Hilliard
10 - 11:30 am in Hagerty 198a
Hilliard will discuss her new book, Making Our Future: Visionary Folklore and Everyday Culture in Appalachia. The event is free and open to the public. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask about contemporary folklore, Appalachian folklife and careers in public humanities.
12 - 1:30 pm in Hagerty 451
FSA and EMIC will be hosting a student lunch with Emily Hilliard. This will be a time for students interested in folklore and humanities work to talk to one another and with Hilliard. Please RSVP for the lunch by Tuesday, March 21st.
Workshop: Public Folklore, Cultural Research, and Professionalization for Early Career Scholars
2 - 3:45 pm in Timashev N450
Emily Hilliard will lead a professionalization workshop for students to discuss folklore and other humanities careers within and outside of academia. She will discuss her own experience as the former State Folklorist for West Virginia and her work as co-founder of the feminist record label SPINSTER.
Making Our Future: Book Reading with Emily Hilliard
6 pm in Prologue Bookshop, 841 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
Emily Hilliard will read selections from her new book, Making Our Future: Visionary Folklore and Everyday Culture in Appalachia. Discussion and Q&A will be moderated by Daisy Ahlstone, an OSU PhD student and public folklorist. Audience members will have the opportunity to chat with Hilliard about the book, Appalachian folklore and her writing process. The event is free and open to the public.
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