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Register to join BPR Amplifies: Foxfire on April 15 in Sylva

Foxfire's newest book is the first focused specifically on the lives of Appalachian women
Courtesy of Foxfire Mountain Heritage Museum
Foxfire's newest book is the first focused specifically on the lives of Appalachian women

BPR launches its new community collaborative event series “BPR Amplifies” this month with the station’s ongoing partner Foxfire Mountain Heritage Museum.

Register now to attend BPR Amplifies: Foxfire from 4 to 6 PM, Saturday, April 15, at Innovation Brewing in Sylva. Enjoy authentic regional storytelling and lively conversation with Kami Ahrens, curator and director of education at the Foxfire Museum, and author of The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Women: Stories of Landscape and Community in the Mountain South. All guests will have the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of the book.

BPR Regional Reporter Lilly Knoepp will also share how you can get involved with the Appalachian Women Oral History Project, a continuation of BPR’s story gathering partnership with Foxfire. In 2021 the two organizationscollected oral histories about the COVID-19 pandemic in Appalachia.

“BPR Amplifies: Foxfire” will follow Ahren’s appearance at 3 PM on Saturday, April 15, at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva. Ahrens will discuss the new volume in the Foxfire book series, which is the first focused specifically on the lives of Appalachian women.

Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, author ofEven As We Breathe, said of the book, “These authentic, unaffected firsthand accounts show that we have much to learn from these women--their compelling knowledge has enlivened these communities and is critical to a broader understanding of place.”

Learn more about Foxfire Mountain Heritage Museum. Thanks to BPR’s event partners City Lights Bookstore and Innovation Brewing.

Seating is limited for BPR Amplifies: Foxfire, and registration is recommended. Have questions about this event or how your organization can join future “BPR Amplifies” events? Contact rsvp@bpr.org.

BPR's first Director of Audience, Erin joined the station in January 2020, having previously worked in digital marketing at NTEN in Portland, OR, marketing and communications at NPR in Washington, DC, and fundraising at Nashville Public Radio in Nashville, TN. Her introduction to public radio was listening to The Diane Rehm Show on WFAE in Charlotte, NC, on her father’s car radio in middle school. She's now a proud monthly Sustainer of several public radio stations.