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From the Desk of Jan Davidson: Lifelong Attachment

by Jan Davidson, Director on March 12, 2015

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The nineteenth century Danish thinker N. S. F. Grundtvig proposed that the purpose of the Folk School would be to “awaken, enliven, enlighten,” or, as the twentieth century Jamaican thinker Bob Marley put it, “lively up yo’ sef.” Today is a great day to be alive anywhere, and especially at the Folk School. Full of […]


Do you know about the heart of the Folk School? The people, the creativity, the tradition, the camaraderie, the music, the home cooking, the smell of Keith House when you first walk in? Arguably, these are all elements that make up the intangible heart of the Folk School, but I am talking here about the […]

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Activities November 15-17, 2013

by Lauren on November 15, 2013

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FRIDAY 3:00-5:00 P.M. Registration 5:30 P.M. Student Orientation in Keith House Community Room 6:00 P.M. Supper 6:45-9:00 P.M. Classes SATURDAY 7:45 A.M. Morningsong with David Vowell 9:00-5:00 Classes8:00 -11:00 P.M. Halloween Dance! Costumes Encouraged SUNDAY 7:45 A.M. Morning Song with J.D. Robinson 9:00-11:00 A.M. Classes 11:00 A.M. Student Exhibit in Keith House 11:30 A.M. Closing […]


Today at 9:00am, be sure to tune in to hear Jan Davidson on the radio with Mary Beth Lodge on What Matters: Creativity and Craft.


On July 17th, I’m very honored to be one of the readers of David Rakoff’s last book, the verse novel Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish at Barnes and Noble, Union Square, New York City, beginning at 7 p.m. and estimated to conclude at 10 p.m., an ambitious deadline given the vast amount of laughing […]

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