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.

The next Folklorists Retreat will take place at the Gray Center in Canton, Mississippi April 7-9, 2017.

Registration for FITS 2017 is now open. You may also download the agenda. Registration deadline is Friday, March 31.

Check out photos of Canton, MS below! Special thanks to Jennifer Jameson, MAC Folk & Traditional Arts Director, for the photos!