West Virginia Folklife Presents Apprenticeship Showcase: The Power of Storytelling in Midwifery

Poster design by Christine Weirick

Please join us at noon on Thursday, May 5th –The International Day of the Midwife– for a pre-recorded apprenticeship showcase featuring midwife Angy Nixon of Putnam County and her apprentice Christine Weirick of Fayette County. The pair recently completed their 2020-2021 apprenticeship with the West Virginia Folklife Program. Read about their apprenticeship here.

The virtual premiere can be streamed on Facebook or YouTube. For event updates, please follow the West Virginia Folklife Program on Facebook. RSVP for the event on the Facebook event page.

The live showcase was held in-person for a small audience on Tuesday evening, April 19th at the historic MacFarland-Hubbard House in Charleston, home of the West Virginia Humanities Council. The virtual premiere will feature a recorded interview presentation hosted by State Folklorist and Director of the West Virginia Folklife Program Jennie Williams.

The West Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program, which is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, offers a stipend to West Virginia master traditional artists or tradition bearers working with qualified apprentices on a year-long in-depth apprenticeship in their cultural expression or traditional art form. These apprenticeships aim to facilitate the transmission of techniques and artistry of the forms, as well as their histories and traditions. This marks the second year of the biennial Folklife Apprenticeship Program.

For more information on the event contact Jennie Williams at williams@wvhumanities.org or (304)346-8500.

To access an English audio transcript of the video, view or download the pdf here:

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