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Folklorist Retreat

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation sponsors a biennial retreat for folklorists based in the mid-Atlantic region. This gathering gives academic, independent, and public sector folklorists as well as students pursuing advance degrees in Folklore and those in related fields the opportunity to meet in an informal setting for peer exchange and to explore potential collaborations and partnerships. It is also an opportunity to share best practices, learn new skills, and gain exposure to new ideas and approaches. The location varies retreat-to-retreat.

The rescheduled 2014 retreat will be held August 16-17 in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. The theme for this retreat will be "Folklore Infiltration: Folklore at Work Beyond the Field."  There will be a panel discussion on the retreat theme; a pie-making workshop with Emily Hilliard with a focus on connecting to online communities; a workshop on digital media file organization; concerts and more.  A full schedule will be released in the coming weeks.

Travel assistance grants of up to $125 are available on a limited basis for those attending the retreat from greater than 200 miles away.  Travel assistance is available on a first-come-first-serve reimbursement basis.  To apply for assistance, please send an email to MAAF Program Officer, Josh Kohn josh@midatlanticarts.org with your full contact information and work title and affiliation (if applicable)  To receive assistance, you must register for the retreat.

Rooms on August 15-16th  are reserved at The Country Inn, located at the heart of Berkeley Springs, within walking distance to the springs, spas, restaurants and retreat meeting spaces  Rooms should be reserved directly using the code “Mid Atlantic Folklorists Retreat” by calling (304) 258-1200.  Block rate expires July 25, 2014.  After the cutoff, rooms and rates are available based on demand.

Country Inn
110 S Washington St.
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

To register immediately online, please visit: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/740532

To avoid registration surcharges, you can also download the attached registration form as a Word doc or PDF. Please make checks payable to Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and mail to:

Mid Atlantic Folklorist Retreat
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
201 North Charles Street, Suite 401
Baltimore, MD 21201

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