Folklorists in the South

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Quilt of Mississippi by Cathy Fussell, photographed by Fred Fussell

The Folklorists in the South (FITS) Retreat is a gathering of academic, public sector, freelance, community scholars, and graduate student folklorists for a weekend of networking, discussions, panels, professional development opportunities, and field trips. The gathering includes updates from national partners, media presentations, panels, discussions, and field trips in addition to the opportunity to meet informally with peers.

FITS 2017 took place at the Gray Center in Canton, Mississippi April 7-9, 2017. Please enjoy our photos from the retreat as well as a report for our friends with the Association of Cultural Equity. Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for information on future retreats!