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.
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.
Keeping Appalachian Heritage Alive!
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 . More information to come.
Over the last 10 years we have published 105 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
May 10 Storytelling—Mountain Manor
Nursing Home, Bryson City, NC
May 21 Mountain Youth Talent Contest
Stecoah, NC—Bluegrass Festival
June 18 Front Street Ars & Crafts Show
July 13 Storytelling—Cataloochee Ranch
Maggie Valley, NC
Aug. 20 Summer Arts & Crafts Market
Aug. 20 Mountain Youth Talent Contest
Cowee Center School
Sept 24 Mountain Heritage Day—WCU
Cullowhee, NC—Heritage Alive!
Mountain Youth Talent Best of Show
Sept 27 Scholarship Fundraising Dinner—
SCC, Sylva, NC
Oct. 1 Colorfest—Dillsboro's Fine Arts &
Fine Crafts Fair, Dillsboro, NC
A501(c)(3) nonprofit art & heritage organization