North Carolina Humanities Council Road Scholar | Carolina Mountain Literary Festival | Reading and Discussions

Burnsville, NC, Burnville NC

Ruth will highlight traditional female Cherokee and Lumbee tribal storytellers, union organizer and balladeer Ella May Wiggins, blues musician Etta Baker, mountain musician Samantha Bumgarner, and conclude with the jazz great Nina Simone. Wyand will contextualize the musical and poetic contributions of these women by sharing a brief overview of their life, struggle and achievement.