Appalachian Heritage Festival
The Appalachian Heritage Festival at Shepherd University was founded 25 years ago. Over that time, thousands of community members, schoolchildren, and students have been introduced to the diverse culture of Appalachia and our state through workshops, lectures, and concert performances by our region’s most outstanding artists, historians, and cultural ambassadors. This year’s Festival has been reimagined to adapt to our current COVID-19 conditions. Since we cannot gather for live concerts and events, we will be creating content throughout the fall semester on a variety of Appalachian musical traditions and will load them here for everyone to enjoy.
The Appalachian Writer-in-Residence project sponsored by the Center for Appalachian Studies and Communities will move forward as scheduled with virtual adaptations. This year the project focusing on the work of Appalachian writer Dorothy Allison See the schedule of events here.