The annual meeting of the Association of Western States Folklorists will be held at St. Mary’s Arts Center in Virginia City, Nevada for the dates April 11 – 15, 2010.  Registration information will follow in the next few weeks.  Stay connected via this blog’s RSS feed or our through our Facebook group!


AWSF invites applicants for its scholarship titled “The Bea Roeder Fund: For the Future of Public Folklore in the West.”

This fund, named in honor of western folklorist Bea Roeder, provides support for graduate and undergraduate students and community scholars with demonstrated interest in a career in public folklore, to attend the annual Association of Western States Folklorists (AWSF) meeting. AWSF has established this Fund as a way to celebrate Bea’s life and work and to create opportunities for networking and professional development for a new generation of public folklorists and cultural workers. The fund is administered by the Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA) on behalf of AWSF. The Bea Roeder Fund will be awarded to graduate and undergraduate students or community scholars who show a demonstrated interest in public sector folklore. The fund will provide the recipient(s) up to $400 to be used to attend the annual Association of Western States’ Folklorists meeting, to be held in Virginia City, Nevada, from April 11-15, 2010.

To apply, download this Word document or this PDF file and return to the address listed by February 12, 2010.

For more information please contact Georgia Wier at or 970-590-3933 (cell).

To make a contribution to the Bea Roeder Fund, you many contact Amy Kitchener at 559-237-9813 or