Monday, June 21, 2010

West Virginia Folk Festival

I went to the West Virginia Folk Festival in Glenville, on Saturday. I was invited by Granny Sue to read in the Story Telling Tent.

I'm glad I accepted her invitation. My husband and I had a wonderful time.

I read excerpts from some of my stories I had written.

My favorite part was when some of the children present helped act out my story, Maizy and the Shiny Black Crows.

These children had a great time portraying Maizy and the farmer.

Even the adults got in on the act. I didn't know my husband was such a good actor. I think he missed his calling. Not only did he do a good Maizy, I also learned he can sound just like a crow. The other man, Hugh, did a great job as the farmer.

We also talked about superstitions and folklore. I read a piece I had written called, I Admit It, I Am Superstitious and read a small excerpt from Lucy, which deals with superstitions.

People in attendance added to the conversation, telling about their own superstitions and folklore.

It was hot! But a rain cooled the air just before we left to go back home.


  1. That sounds like you had loads of fun!


  2. I would have loved to have been there. But you know my husband would never do anything like that. Just wait....someday I will have my own car and can go and do what I want (wishful thinking).

  3. This festival sounds like a lot of fun. I would have enjoyed attending and hearing about the folklore, too. So glad you got to go and sounds like you really enjoyed it.

  4. Sounds like a wonderful experience!

  5. I'm glad you came too, Janet. I was sure your writing would be popular with the folk festival attendees. You did a great job!

  6. I'm fascinated by superstition. Yes, I have accumulated a few of my own. Would you share some of yours with us, Janet?

  7. Thanks everyone for your comments. Clara, I may post about superstitions, if any of you write historical fiction you could work them into your stories. You can even work them into stories taking place now, because "I admit it, I am superstitious" and I'm sure I am not the only one.


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