Registration for the 2023 Folklife in the South Gathering Opens January 17

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folklife in the south 2023 gathering image, which has images of weaving, fiddling, and basketry layered on top of a mountain sunset and logos of collaborating organizations

Registration opens for the 2023 Folklife in the South (FITS, for short) Gathering on Tuesday, January 17. FITS will be held June 8-10 at Lake Guntersville State Park in Guntersville, Alabama.

FITS is a regional gathering that brings together folklorists, community scholars, cultural workers, and traditional artists from across the Southeast to learn from one another and discuss issues relevant to the region. FITS co-organizers include the American Folklore Society, South Arts, Alabama State Council on the Arts, and the Alabama Folklife Association. FITS is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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For the first time ever, FITS will also accept proposals for sessions and activities relevant to the theme: “Folklife in a Textured World.” Do you have an interactive activity, discussion topic, or case study that the whole region can learn from? Consider submitting a proposal! The submission form will also open on January 17 and close February 15.

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