As part of the Phyllis Wilson Moore Online Author Series, The Frank & Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host an online event with author Burnis Morris, who was named a 2011-2012 West Virginia Humanities Council Fellow. On Wednesday, October 14, at 7p.m., Professor Morris will be talking about his work, reading several passages from his book Carter G. Woodson: History, The Black Press, and Public Relations, and taking questions from the online audience.
As part of the Phyllis Wilson Moore Online Author Series, the Frank & Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host an online event with author Bonnie Proudfoot, who was awarded a Fellowship for the Arts in Creative Writing from the West Virginia Department of Culture and History. On Wednesday, September 30, at 7p.m., Dr.
The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center is pleased to present the Phyllis Wilson Moore Online Author Series. Phyllis Moore is a graduate of Fairmont State College, a nurse, a poet, and the creator of the West Virginia Literary Map. Mrs. Moore donated her research about West Virginia authors to Fairmont State University, and The Phyllis Wilson Moore West Virginia Authors Archive is now housed at the Folklife Center and is available to student and faculty researchers.
In 1881, the first member of the Moore family, Ira Corwin Moore, enrolled in Fairmont State Normal School. More than 135 years later, the family continues to be closely connected to Fairmont State University and the culture and heritage of Appalachia.
Through a donation by a couple with many ties to Fairmont State University, future scholars and students of West Virginia and Appalachian literature and history will have a new tool to aid their research.
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