This past week has been full of some exciting online events within the urban Appalachian community. We facilitated our very first virtual Ringin' in an Appalachian New Year event via Zoom on Sunday, January 17. Keep an eye out for more to come from that event such as a recording of the event, recipes, Word Quilt submissions and more!
On January 11, Sinclair Community College hosted their virtual Celebrate Appalachia event and featured many UACC artists: poet Pauletta Hansel, toymaker and performer Russ Childers, musicians Warren and Judy Waldron noon), and storyteller Omope Carter Daboiku. Want to watch the recording? Visit THIS LINK and enter passcode: .rva4R!6
On January 12, 2021, Core member Pauletta Hansel and other Appalachian poets presented a reading from the late Bob Snyder's book Milky Way Accent (https://www.dosmadres.com/shop/milky-way-accent-by-bob-snyder/). Bob Snyder was a founding member of a predecessor of UACC, the Urban Appalachians of Cincinnati. He was an igniting force in the Appalachian Literary Movement of the 1970s, influencing a whole new generation of writers. Readers are Pauletta Hansel (host), Jerry Felty, Scott Goebel, Richard Hague, Michael Henson, Roger Hicks, Kirk Judd, Eddy Pendarvis, Dale Marie Prenatt and Sherrell Wigal.