I had a great time choosing the culture connections to write about this week because I found three truly diverse activities in the wnrn listening area to crow about. The theme that links these events is rhyming with “O”.
Starting with Poe…
Change your perspective on one of America’s most misunderstood authors at the Positively Poe Conference from June 24th through 26th at UVA. Hosted by the nonprofit Poe Museum of Richmond and the UVA Small Special Collections Library, this conference focuses on Poe’s positive contributions to literature, culture and science. One of the papers being read by my former classmate, Anne Margaret Daniel (who also did some work on The Great Gatsby, she is huge in the American Lit world) is titled, “Bob Dylan: ‘like being in an Edgar Allan Poe story’”.
From Poe head to the Xpo…
The Arts And Culture Xpo produced by nonprofit, Culture Works, gives you the chance to learn about over 100 Arts and Culture organizations from all over the Richmond region. The event, which is held at the Richmond Convention Center, is free and will feature performances by several performing arts company’s throughout the day. This is a great event to learn more about what is out there to do, see, volunteer for and learn how to do.
Then perhaps some vino..
Sip wines from local vineyards as you relax on the lawn of the Frontier Culture Museum during the Shenandoah Valley Wine and Jazz Festival on June 29th. The event, sponsored by Shenandoah Wine Trails, features great jazz by Robert Jospe and the Liz Barnes Trio. Admission to the event also includes admission to the Frontier Culture exhibits.
If you know of a cool event happening in the wnrn listening area shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and help to make a wnrn culture connection.