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Appalachian Ohio Storytelling The Appalachian Ohio Storytelling Project is a non-profit organization established to preserve the cultural heritage of Appalachian Ohio through the promotion of storytelling and related arts throughout the Appalachian region.
3816 Spring Valley Dr
The Athens Transit system's Plain's Route passes the AOSP and the Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACEnet) on a regular basis. For more info visit http://www.athenstransit.org.
Mentoring Programs: The Professional Mentorship Programs will: 1. Hold an annual Regional Storytelling conference and workshop 2. Establish an oral history collection project 3. Sponsor a Regional Writers workshop. 4. Establish an apprenticeship / mentorship program for student storytellers and writers. 5 Organize storytelling clubs or guilds in schools, churches and residential housing centers, libraries or other facilities. 6 Create and maintain a regional storytellers and performers registry. School Programs: The school programs will: 1 Introduce students to the authentic art of storytelling. 2 Re-enforce the positive aspects of the Appalachian culture. 3 Promote personal dignity. 4 Promote literacy through storytelling. 5 Nurture the student’s imagination and creativity. 6 Increase the student’s writing skills 7 Increase the student’s oral communication skills. 8 Increase the student’s writing skills. 9 Introduce the student’s to the “Bigger Story” of cultural diversity. 10 Demonstrate the everyday uses of storytelling in daily life. Community Programs: The community programs will: 1 Produce various storytelling and traditional music events. 2 Sponsor projects that encourage inter-generational dialogue. 3 Work with community organizations to develop storytelling programs that are consistent with the objectives of the organization Available Professional Services: Will include: • Providing assistance to regional performers in the development of promotional materials. • Assisting regional storytellers and artist with the grant writing process. • Working with storytellers to develop unique performance projects. • Providing performance coaching and critiquing services. In addition to our oral history collection project the AOSP will: 1 The project will record the music of traditional regional musicians and “spoken word” artist in performance. 2 The project will create, maintain, and house an archival collection. 3 The ASOP will create a photographic collection that will visually support the telling of “the regional story.”
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