Square dance calling — the spoken instructions said over the music — makes participation easy. But there are other aspects — like the prevalence of gendered language such as “ladies and gents” — that can make square dancing an unwelcoming or confusing space. One group of friends in the Appalachian square dance scene are taking action to make the tradition more welcoming for all participants.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The 2023 West Virginia Book Festival came to life in Charleston, as book lovers of all ages flocked to the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center.
This year, a beloved and familiar presence made the event even more special – iconic character standees, books and activities from Sesame Street, courtesy of West Virginia Public Broadcasting (WVPB).
Reading took center stage in this year’s festival as WVPB distributed hundreds of free books to children of all ages. But the festivities extended far beyond the world of books.
Families were treated to a day filled with creative crafts, engaging games, and invaluable information about learning opportunities for children. The event was not merely about reading; it was about celebrating the joy of learning and the endless possibilities that come with it.
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