Catch the Spirit of Appalachia, Inc

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 Storytelling & Spontaneous Visual Art in Sylva, NC



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.

New! CSA Videos  on YouTube


Friday & Saturday, November  25 & 26, 2016       10am-5pm

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Keeping Appalachian Heritage Alive!

A501(c)(3) nonprofit art & heritage organization


In 2016 the nonprofit, Catch the Spirit of Appalachia,   completed and established a $15,000 Endowed Scholarship with Southwestern Community College in Sylva, NC, with priority given to the study of the arts and environment. 

To donate to this scholarship, please go to our donation page: 


Over the last 10 years we have published 113 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" above.

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