Folklore

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Past Events

Nov15

An evening with filmmaker Tom Davenport of Folkstreams.net

Johnson Center, Cinema
November 15, 2011, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Tom Davenport is an independent filmmaker and film distributor of Delaplane, Virginia. He began work in film with documentary filmmakers Richard Leacock and Don Pennebacker and made his first independent film in 1969. In 1970 he returned home to rural Virginia and started an independent film company (www.davenportfilms.com) with his wife, co-producer and designer, Mimi Davenport. They are best known for a series of live action American adaptations of traditional folktales in series called "From the Brothers Grimm". The last film in that series Willa: An American Snow White (www.pbs.org/willa) is their first feature length film and the winner of the Andrew Carnegie Award from the American Library Association for "Best Children's Film of 1998." This event is free and open to the public.

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May11

A Story of Plena

Film by MAIS Student Guerreo

Johnson Center, Meeting Room F
May 11, 2010, 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Come see MAIS Student Paulina Guerrero's film "A Story of Plena" and witness the music scene of Puerto Rico. Guerrero will graduate in May 2010 with her master of arts in interdisciplinary studies concentration in folklore.

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Apr12

Careers in Public Folklore

panel discussion

Johnson Center Meeting Room E
April 12, 2010, 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM

The Folklore Programs is hosting a panel discussion on careers in Public Folklore.

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Sep20

2009 Fall for the Book

Writers, Poets, Novelists, Authors

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Northern Virginia - DC - Maryland
September 20, 2009, 8:00 PM to September 25, 2009, 8:00 PM

Fall for the Book is a week-long, multiple-venue, regional festival that brings together people of all ages and interests. All events are free and open to the public. If you would like to reserve seats for any of the events please call 703-993-3986 or email fftb@gmu.edu.

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