Emily HilliardSaturday, Feb 9th
Non-Professional Women Songwriters in Appalachia

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Session Description

Join West Virginia state folklorist Emily Hilliard in a guided exploration of recordings and ephemera of non-professional women songwriters in Appalachia, including Nora E. Carpenter of Magoffin Co. Kentucky, Shirley Campbell of Kanawha Co. West Virginia, Cora Hairston of Logan Co. West Virginia, and Elaine Purkey of Lincoln Co. West Virginia. We will celebrate and explore the work of these talented women, including their songwriting scrapbooks and self-documentation, daily creative expression and inspiration, and the importance of their songwriting and musicianship within their own communities.