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"BYNA" Captures Life of Southern Appalachian Women
"Listen...the silence is loud in the woods"
FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 7:30 P.M.
DANIEL RECITAL HALL, CONVERSE CAMPUS
Spartanburg, South Carolina
SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 4:30 P.M.
301 Church Street
Hayesville, North Carolina
Tickets and information: (828) 389-2787
BYNA: LIFESONGS OF A SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN WOMAN OF CHEROKEE DESCENT
will be the final evening cultural event in a week long literary conference exploring Southern Culture, From Okra to Opera, at Converse College in Spartanburg, SC. The conference marks the 50th anniversary of the Southern Literary Festival which met in the spring of 1962 at Converse and featured Eudora Welty, Flannery O’Connor, and Cleanth Brooks, among others. Participants are invited along for the interdisciplinary exploration of the diverse facets of today's Southern culture: from country music to collard greens, from poetry to paintings, from tobacco twine to the Tupelo Honey Cafe. Writers and keynote speakers Lee Smith and Hal Crowther will address the question of whether there still is a distinctive Southern culture. More than 50 scholars, artists and experts from throughout the Southeast will round out a week-long events series that truly offers something for everyone. Cultural events will be offered every evening during the week at Converse and venues throughout Spartanburg. The performance will be Friday April 13 at 7:30 PM at the Daniel Recital Hall on the Converse Campus. Megan Kusek, Converse ’12, will interview Delilah Elsen prior to the concert. Rebecca Turner, soprano; Kelly Vanemen, oboist; Kenneth Law, cellist; and Mildred Roche, pianist, will perform.
On Saturday, April 14th at 4:30 the BYNA ENSEMBLE from Spartanburg will perform the work again in Hayesville, NC. An hour prior to the Hayesville performance Cherokee artist Faren Sanders Crews, a self taught artist who created the signature BYNA pencil sketch, will be exhibiting her art in the lobby of the Peacock Playhouse in Hayesville. The Hayesville performance is presented by the Lillith Lidseen Performing Arts Association.
For tickets and information call: (828) 389-2787
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