WAMFEST 2013: The Appalachian Heritage Kicks Off TODAY!

Posted in Poetry and Music Festival. Creative Writing. Songwriting. on October 28, 2013 by wamfest

jessemcreynoldsThis year’s Words and Musical Festival kicks off today at 7 pm in Wilson Auditorium on FDU’s Teaneck Campus!  Today’s event is The Origins:  a conversation and performance with banjo player Tony TrischkaBlue Highway’s guitarist Tim Stafford, and old-time Bluegrass mandolin superstar Jesse McReynolds (pictured), accompanied by banjo player Steve Thomas.  This is co-hosted by Carol Beaugard of WFDU and our dynamic Artist-in-Residence Wesley Stace, who will be hosting all other events as well.  Browse our full schedule, featuring Loudon Wainwright III, Joe Lovett, Rosanne Cash, C.D. Wright and more, by clicking here.

It’s not too late to reserve your seat!  Do so now by visiting our Eventbrite page.  All events  are free of charge.  The FDU community and the general public are encouraged to attend.

Click here for directions to our Teaneck campus.  Click here for directions to our Madison campus.

For more details, join our Facebook group and follow us on Twitter @Wamfest.  Many thanks to our sponsors, Bob and Patricia Pures and The National Endowment for the Arts.

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Tickets for WAMFEST 2013 Now Available!

Posted in Poetry and Music Festival. Creative Writing. Songwriting. on September 30, 2013 by wamfest

roseannecashTickets for WAMFEST 2013: The Appalachian Heritage are now available through Eventbrite!  All  WAMFEST events are hosted by Artist-in-Residence Wesley Stace, and are free of charge.  The FDU community and the general public are welcome to attend.  Browse our full schedule, including performances by Loudon Wainwright III, C.D. Wright, Rosanne Cash (pictured) and others, and reserve your seat before they fill up!

For more details, join our Facebook group and follow us on Twitter @Wamfest.  Many thanks to our generous sponsors, the National Endowment for the Arts and Bob and Patricia Pures.

WAMFEST 2013: The Appalachian Heritage

Posted in Poetry and Music Festival. Creative Writing. Songwriting. on September 20, 2013 by wamfest

loudonwainwright3Monday, October 28th
7-8:30 pm, Wilson Auditorium, Teaneck Campus
The Origins:  A Conversation and Performance with Five-String Banjo Player Tony TrischkaBlue Highway’s Guitarist Tim Stafford, and Old-Time Bluegrass Mandolin Player Jesse McReynolds Accompanied by Banjo Player Steve Thomas, Co-Hosted by Carol Beaugard of WFDU and Artist-in-Residence Wesley Stace

Tuesday, October 29th
1-4:30 pm, Dreyfuss Hall (Rm. 125), Madison Campus
A Part of History:  Matewan Screening and Discussion with Producer Maggie Renzi and Production Designer Nora Chavooshian

Print7:00-8:30pm, Lenfell Hall, Madison Campus
The Politics of Coal: Award-Winning Journalist Bob Hennelly interviews Environmental Advocate Joe Lovett of Appalachian Mountain Advocates
followed by
The Folk Song:  A Conversation and Performance with Heralded Folk Singer Loudon Wainwright III (pictured)

Wednesday, October 30th
2:00-3:30 pm, Dreyfuss Theater, Madison Campus
Two Voices: A Conversation and Performance with Distinguished Poet C.D. Wright and Grammy Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter Rosanne Cash

5-6:30 pm, Lenfell Hall, Madison Campus
Songs and Stories and All That Jazz: A Conversation and Performance with Singers Tomi Lunsford and David Olney, followed by a Barbecue and an Appalachian Gathering (Open Mic Hootenany Free for All) with Olney/Lunsford and Members of The Folk Project 

Reserve your seats by visiting our Eventbrite page! All events hosted by Artist-in-Residence Wesley Stace and are free of charge.  The FDU community and the general public are encouraged to attend.

Click here for directions to our Teaneck campus.  Click here for directions to our Madison campus.

For more details, join our Facebook group and follow us on Twitter @Wamfest.  Many thanks to our sponsors, Bob and Patricia Pures and The National Endowment for the Arts.

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WAMFEST 2013 Coming October 28th, 29th and 30th!

Posted in Poetry and Music Festival. Creative Writing. Songwriting. with tags , , , , , , on September 4, 2013 by wamfest

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Save the dates – WAMFEST returns to FDU’s Madison campus on Monday, October 28th, Tuesday the 29th, and Wednesday the 30th!  This year’s festival will focus on Appalachian heritage and how we can help to preserve and extend both its arts and the environment that gave birth to them.

Confirmed performers include the experimental, socially conscious and incredibly gifted poet C.D. Wright (pictured), former coal miner and iconic old-time banjo player Lee Sextonthe very talented and entrancing country/jazz songbird Tomi Lunsford (also the great niece of influential folklorist and musician Bascom Lamar Lunsford), and Joe Lovett, founder and executive director of Appalachian Mountain Advocates, an exceptional and important organization that works to save Appalachia from mountain-top removal coal mining and other atrocities.  Throughout the events, WAMFEST performers and organizers will emphasize and discuss environmental advocacy relating to Appalachia and the Hudson River.  As usual, our wonderful Artist-in-Residence Wesley Stace/John Wesley Harding will be hosting the festival.  More performers T.B.A.

WAMFEST is free of charge.  Non-students are strongly encouraged to attend; tickets will be available soon.  Stay tuned for more details.

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WAMFEST Fall 2012 Videos Now Available

Posted in Poetry and Music Festival. Creative Writing. Songwriting. on December 1, 2012 by wamfest

If you missed any of our October shows, or want to re-watch some of your favorite parts, check out FDU’s YouTube Channel for free streaming of every event.  Enjoy!

WAMFEST Fall 2012 Photo Review

Posted in Poetry and Music Festival. Creative Writing. Songwriting. on November 8, 2012 by wamfest

Enjoy these beautiful photos of last month’s WAMFEST events, courtesy of Dan Landau and Scott Giglio.

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Photos Coming Soon!

Posted in Poetry and Music Festival. Creative Writing. Songwriting. on November 5, 2012 by wamfest

We do have quite a few lovely photos from the recent WAMFEST events, but Hurricane Sandy has made it quite difficult to get them up here on our blog.  Please stay tuned, they’re coming soon!

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