Talker's Corner is located in Heritage Hallway, on the way to Folklore Hall.
Part of the Heritage portion of the Memphis Music & Heritage
Festival includes the spoken word. This means workshops by musicians
performing at the festival, as well as giving festivalgoers the chance
to meet national treasures like Joe Scott. But, more traditionally, the
spoken word is passed along through "talkers". People who make it their
business to tell you all about it - and make you love "it" - whether
it's a moment in a day or the history of a family.
1:45 Beverly Bond - Talking about Rev. Taylor who documented Memphis'
African American Community in Memphis.
2:45 Jim Young - Learning about living on
the river and making nets.
3:45 Dwight Fryer - Reading
from his new book and talking about the Kookaburras birds in his front
4:45 Joe Scott - Talking about Baseball
Childress - Talking about Quilting
Corbett & Nancy Chase - Talking about Bagpipes
1:30 Judy McWille - Talking about Voodoo Village and
the Transitional South
(In Comcast Folklore Hall) Video and
2:30 Robert Tims - Talking About Growing
Tomatoes on Tims Farm
Ogle - Talking about Riverlife and tours about Memphis River.
See below for additional information about Jimmy O's tours!
Childress - Talking about quilting History
5:30 Claudia Thompson - Talking about Choctaw
History in the Mid-South
Come to a free workshop and learn to make something - be it a quilt, a tune or a song.
Nothing defines the mission of the Center for Southern Folklore better
than the stories and reminiscences of our speakers. It's a marvelous
opportunity for older generations to revisit their past or for younger
generations to learn about people who grew up with the Mississippi
River as their playground.
Fundraiser Tours For Center For
Southern Folklore at Memphis
Music & Heritage Festival
For the third consecutive year, Jimmy Ogle will be offering Walking Tours during
one of the longest running and most diverse festivals in the Downtown Memphis
scene - the MEMPHIS MUSIC & HERITAGE FESTIVAL on Saturday and Sunday, September
3 & 4 (www.southernfolklore.com). Tours are $5.00 each with all proceeds going
to the Center For Southern Folklore, and will assemble at the Front Door of the
CSF at 119 South Main Street (on the west side of the Trolley Station).
The tour schedule is the same
for both days:
Saturday & Sunday
12:00 Noon - Union Avenue Manhole Cover & History Tour
2:00 p.m. - Beale Street
4:00 p.m. - Cotton Row
as a bonus, Jimmy O has been asked to offer a Children's Talk in the long
hallway exhibition area just inside the CSF front door. The subject of the free
25-minute Talk will be the "Mississippi River - Facts" and is
scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 3.