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Smithsonian Folklife Festival Story Circles Continue

Monday, August 17, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Ben Bridges
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival has been sponsoring "Story Circles" this year as a way to move the festival online during the pandemic. The series will continue this Thursday at noon with a program focused on the joys and challenges of living in maritime communities in North Carolina.
The event features Karen Amspacher from Harkers Island, Ernie Foster from Hatteras, and Alton Ballance from Ocracoke. Communities in North Carolina’s “islands on the edge” have weathered hurricanes, rising tides, and a host of other challenges both natural and man-made. The pandemic adds another layer of challenges. Participants will continue discussions started during the 2004 Smithsonian Folklife Festival’s Water Ways: Mid-Atlantic Maritime Communities program, and learn how these resilient island communities “weather the storms” and aim to come out stronger each time.
Follow this link to the invitation. As usual, the program will air live on Facebook Live and YouTube (you can interact with the discussion by asking a question or making a comment), and will be also recorded for future viewing.

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