CONFERENCES & SYMPOSIA
2005 New York Folklore Society Annual Conference
Theme: Writing Folklore
September 23–24, 2005
Tarrytown, New York
A Conference of the New York Folklore Society
Co-sponsored by The Hudson Valley Writers Center and CityLore, Inc.
Throughout literary history, folklore narratives have been used by writers to localize their writing. The use of folklore within literary texts can illuminate ethnicity or explicate regional tradition or history. It can communicate knowledge about place, give insight into historical or religious experience, or explain worldview. In recognition of the sixtieth anniversary of the New York Folklore Society journal, the New York Folklore Society held a two-day celebration of writing and folklore.
New York Field Trip 2005: Writing Folklore explored the use of folklore texts in fiction and non-fiction. Distinguished writers introduced their work and discussed the influence of traditional narratives and culture on their writing. Participants were encouraged to use folklore in their own writing through a series of writing workshops focusing on the use of ethnography and oral history from ones own experience.
On Sunday, September 25, there was a special Post-Conference Workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Hudson Valley Writers Center a writing workshop for folklorists and ethnographers led by Joanne Mulcahy and Kirin Narayan. This workshop was designed to help the
folklorist/fieldworker better communicate their
experiences through the written word.
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|The New York Folklore Society’s programs are made possible in part with public funds from the Folk Arts Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.||