The Midwest Folklorist’s Retreat is a bi-annual gathering of folklorists and like-minded colleagues in the Midwest. Some activities at recent gatherings include:
- neighborhood and cultural tours
- professional development workshops
- opportunities to sample local foodways
- planning sessions for the region led by skilled facilitators
- the chance to network and spend time with each other face to face
Come join us in 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. If you are interested in being on the leadership council for this group, please be in touch with Lisa at rathje.lisa (at) gmail.com .
The Midwest Folk Festival is an annual celebration of the rich folklife traditions that exist throughout the Upper Midwest. The festival rotates between the many partner states that help to make this event a success. See the festival website for information on past festivals at http://www.midwestfolklifefestival.org .