Over the last 20 years we have published over 140 books by local authors. This grouping of books consists of books for children, poetry, genealogy, historical, fiction and non-fiction. The list continues to grow. To check out our publishing policies, click on "Publishing" listed under the heading of Storytelling above.
As storytellers and educators, Amy and Doreyl now have a book that provides the full performance the sisters have shared with their audiences over the last 30 years. Check it out! The book would be perfect for teachers, youth, and homeschoolers!!
THE WRITTEN WORD &
ORAL HISTORY PODCAST
Produced by Catch the Spirit of Appalachia, the oral history podcast "Stories of Mountain Folk" is a professional program featuring storytelling and interviews from Caucasian, African-American, and Cherokee people living in Western North Carolina. The podcast is now hosted by Amy Ammons Garza's new website:
A501(c)(3) nonprofit art & heritage organization
Catch the Spirit of Appalachia is a group of dedicated Western North Carolina individuals who are holding local memory in place by saving the stories, by sharing through art and the spoken word, by validating the local human community —sustaining our sense of place.
MOUNTAIN FOLK NEWS
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Newsletter, click on this link:
Keeping Appalachian Heritage Alive!
HISTORIC PUBLIC ART
"Planting seeds of heritage through the arts," CSA's mission, becomes quite clear through the public art that has been created by co-founder, Doreyl Ammons Cain and supported by the CSA Board of Directors. Currently, there are five public art creations and more are planned. Also up and running is a Appalachian Mural Trail for WNC. For more information about uncoming dedications of community murals, Click Here.
To learn more, click on the Historic Public Art heading at the top of the page.