Scott's Run Settlement House

 

 

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W.K. Kellogg-WVU Expanding Community Partnership Program Agreement: Writing Heritage Project

The Writing Heritage Project builds upon an established partnership between WVUís English department and the Scottís Run Settlement House. While the past partnership focused on increasing computer literacy, this year's project will use computers and a much wider range of activities to record the communityís history and cultural heritage. Through new workshops on memoir-writing, storytelling, and oral history interviews, faculty and students from the departmentís Center for Writing Excellence and the West Virginia Dialect Project will help the citizens of the community assemble a rich set of materials about Scott's Run. The partnership will help recognize and value Appalachian culture by making these materials available to a wide range of people ranging from local residents to international scholars. Specifically, the project plans to develop a web site based on community materials, create a small library at Scott's Run, and host events such as public readings by students and community members.

Contacts:

Laura Brady, Director of the Center for Writing Excellence
Department of English, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
238 Stansbury Hall, PO Box 6296
Morgantown, WV 26506-6125
Phone: 293-3107 x438 Fax: 293-5380E-mail: Laura.Brady@mail.wvu.edu

Kirk Hazen, Director of the West Virginia Dialect Project
Department of English, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
360 Stansbury Hall, PO Box 6296
Morgantown, WV 26506-6125
Phone: 293-3107 x414 Fax: 293-5380
E-mail: Kirk.Hazen@mail.wvu.edu

Jacki Englehardt, Executive Director
Scott's Run Settlement House, Inc.
PO Box 398
Osage, WV 26543
Phone: 599-5020 Fax: 599-8016
E-mail: srsh@gateway.net or jax@labyrinth.net

Sandy Baldwin, Director
Kate Bucko, Intern
Center for Literary Computing
203 Armstrong Hall, PO Box 6296
Morgantown, WV 26505-6125
Phone:293-9871
E-mail: charles.baldwin@mail.wvu.edu, kbucko@wvu.edu

Location: Osage, Monongalia County

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