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Frank & Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center

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Squibb Wilson Blvd, 1201 Locust Ave.
Fairmont, 26554 United States
304-367-4403 https://www.fairmontstate.edu/folklife/

April 2019

Book Reading

April 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Frank & Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center, Squibb Wilson Blvd, 1201 Locust Ave.
Fairmont, 26554 United States
FREE
long blond haired woman holding a book about a vampire

Local author and educator, Amy Williams Wilson, will read from her book, The Bite, The Breast, and the Blood: Why Modern Vampire Stories Suck Us In. Central to every vampire story is the undead's need for human blood, but equally compelling is the human ingestion of vampire blood, which often creates a bond. Wilson’s analysis of vampire stories explores the benefits of the bonding experiences of breastfeeding and Christian and vampire narratives, arguing that modern readers and viewers are drawn to…

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Coralie Franklin Cook Portrayal

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Frank & Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center, Squibb Wilson Blvd, 1201 Locust Ave.
Fairmont, 26554 United States
FREE
woman dressed in large hat with dark yellow jacket and long brown skirt

Fairmont State University adjunct professor, Ilene Evans will portray educator and suffragist, Coralie Franklin Cook. Coralie Franklin Cook was born enslaved. She went on to graduate from Storer College in Harpers Ferry, WV, the first descendant of a Monticello enslaved person to graduate from college. She was a gifted public speaker, and she taught elocution and English at Storer and at Howard University. Coralie served as a member of the District of Columbia Board of Education. A personal friend of…

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