West Virginia University, Morgantown, is pleased to announce it will host the 12th Annual Women of Appalachia Project (WOAP) “Women Speak” performance, for the first time in a virtual format. The event is co-sponsored by the Women's Resource Center, WVU LGBTQ+ Center and Center for Women’s and Gender Studies
The presentation is a juried peformance of story, poetry and song showcasing women artists from throughout WV, OH, KY, PA, VA, TN and NC. The event will be held online. You can register for the event here: (place link here).
This is the fourth year WVU will host “Women Speak,” co-sponsored by the Women's Resource Center, WVU LGBTQ+ Center and Center for Women’s and Gender Studies.
Many people have an image of an Appalachian woman, and they look down on her. The mission of WOAP is to showcase the way in which female artists respond to the Appalachian region as a source of inspiration, bringing together women from diverse backgrounds, ages and experiences to embrace the stereotype – to show the whole woman; beyond the superficial factors that people use to judge her. Jurors for the 2020-2019 season were Bianca X and Jacinda Townsend.
To request an Interpreter or Captioner please contact Jason.Kapcala@mail.wvu.edu at least 3 business days prior to this event.