Oregon Folklife Network staff members attended concurrent conferences from April 10-13: The Western States Folklore Society Conference and the Association of Western States Folklorists Conference. Both conferences this year were held at Utah State University in Logan, Utah.
OFN Graduate Research Fellow (GRF) Em Knott, along with fellow graduate students Adrienne Decker and Julie Meyer, spoke about the 2014 FisherPoets Gathering. GRF Bruno Seraphin presented a paper and some film clips from his work with the Green Grass Cloggers of Western North Carolina.
Program Manager Emily West Afanador facilitated working sessions at the Association of Western States Folklorists meeting. Thanks to supplemental funding from WESTAF, OFN sent two additional professionals emerging in the field of folklore: Lyle Murphy and Maya Muñoz-Tobón, both recent graduates from University of Oregon’s Folklore program and Arts and Administration program respectively.
The conferences were fantastic; we feel honored to be among such an excellent community of Western States folklorists!