Registration Open for 2013 Middle Atlantic Folklife Association Meeting
Friday, May 10, 2013
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
From the Middle Atlantic Folklife Association:
We are thrilled to invite you to the 2013 Middle
Atlantic Folklife Association ("MAFA”) Biennial Meeting on June 14th and 15th. This year, we will be
located in Baltimore, on the waterfront in the historic Fell’s Point
neighborhood. We’ll be splitting our time between The Admiral Fell Inn and the
Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival, presented by Maryland Traditions and
hosted by the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, a restored historic theatre
that works within their neighborhood community to develop programs and give
space to artists to create.
To register, visit the new Middle Atlantic
Folklife Association website — http://www.mafafolk.com/ —
and click on "Meeting Registration.” Simply print the form, complete it, and
mail the form and the check to MAFA Retreat, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, 201
North Charles St., Suite 401, Baltimore, MD 21201. You can also pay by credit
card by calling Josh Kohn at (410) 539-6656 x
The two day convening will include time to learn
about and share recent folklore work in the Mid-Atlantic, a tribute session to
our departed colleague Polly Stewart, a panel on the history of the
organization featuring original and founding members, general MAFA business,
and a full afternoon at the Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival. MAFA will
sponsor a panel session at the festival entitled, "Stories from the Field:
Folklorists at Work in the Mid-Atlantic”. In addition, the festival program is
loaded with traditional music, crafts, and workshops.
The $75 two-day registration fee ($60 for
students and in-need members) covers dinner on Friday
at a local restaurant, lunch on Saturday at
the festival, an evening excursion to the Patterson Bowling Center (winner of
Maryland Tradition’s ALTA award) for a night of duckpin bowling, and a film
screening of a new documentary by Gerry Milnes of the Augusta Heritage Center
on the Mountain Dance Trail.
We have reserved a block of rooms at The Admiral
Fell Inn (888 South Broadway) for the evenings of June 14 and 15th.
Double occupancy rooms are $169 plus applicable taxes and should be
reserved directly under the "Middle Atlantic Folklife Association” block by
Block rate expires May 28, 2013.
After that cutoff, rooms and rates are available based on demand.
The meeting will begin Friday
at noon and will run through late Saturday
evening. The Admiral Fell Inn will be our host for meetings all day Friday, Saturday
morning, and Saturday evening for the film
screening. If you choose to stay elsewhere, there is a parking lot two
blocks from the hotel at 803 S. Caroline Street that charges $10 per day for
In the meantime, don’t forget to fill out the
MAFA survey to assess the needs of the field. It’s quick and painless. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Q6VGLJV
A detailed meeting schedule will be published in
the coming weeks. If you have questions, please contact David Puglia at firstname.lastname@example.org.