Tucked away in the back of the Craft Shop, you’ll find a cozy little book nook containing a wide selection of titles for our Folk School community to enjoy. Bibliophiles will delight in Appalachian memoirs, field guides, folklore, craft manuals, and storytelling collections.
Enjoy our Summer Reading List for 2013:
Blue Ridge Music Trails: Finding a Place in the Circle by Fred C. Fussell
A traveler’s guide to discovering the many places in the Blue Ridge Mountains where traditional music and dance thrive. This guide features the Folk School, Clay’s Corner, and many other regional music destinations.
Appalachian Travels: The Diary of Olive Dame Campbell edited by Elizabeth McCutchen Williams
A new title featuring the diary of Folk School founder Olive Dame Campbell. In 1908 and 1909, John and Olive traveled through the Southern Highlands region of Appalachia. This is a diary Olive kept during these years. A must read!
These three books are must reads for Folk School enthusiasts.
The Southern Highlander And His Homeland by John C. Campbell
My Journey to Appalachia: A Year at the Folk School by Eleanor Lambert Wilson
My Life in Brasstown: An Appalachian Memoir by Eleanor Lambert Wilson
Cory Marie Podielski is a freelance graphic designer, photographer, and writer for the John C. Campbell Folk School. She has been writing for the Folk School Blog since 2012 and enjoys interviewing artists, musicians, and craftspeople. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the banjo, dancing, printmaking, playing in clay, and assisting in Folk School bread baking classes. podielski.com