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.
Over the last 10 years we have published 111 books by local authors. This grouping of books consists of books for children, genealogy, historical , fiction and non-fiction. The list continues to grow. To check out our publishing policies, click on "Publishing" above.
2016 SCHEDULED EVENTS
Sept 13 Deadline for ordering tickets
for our Scholarship
Sept 14 "A Splash of Color Afternoon"
Booksigning/Reading & Art
Show/Sale at the Cashier's
Senior Center- 217 Frank Allen
Sept 24 Mountain Heritage Day—WCU
Cullowhee, NC—Heritage Alive!
Mountain Youth Talent Best of
Sept 27 Scholarship Fundraising Dinner
SCC, Sylva, NC. See Endowed
Oct. 1 Colorfest—Dillsboro's Fine Arts &
Fine Crafts Fair, Dillsboro, NC.
Click here for more information
Oct 15 Harvest Festival at Stecoah
Valley Center, Stecoah, NC.
Oct 22 Pumpkin Fest, Franklin, NC
Keeping Appalachian Heritage Alive!
A501(c)(3) nonprofit art & heritage organization
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.
In 2016 the nonprofit, Catch the Spirit of Appalachia, is working to complete and establish a $15,000 Endowed Scholarship with the local Southwestern Community College in Sylva, NC, with priority given to the study of the arts and environment. Our Scholarship fundraising dinner is very popular with our own recipes and entertainment.
Date: September 27, 2016.
Deadline for purchasing tickets:
September 13, 2016
You can now purchase tickets by clicking on the link below: