Friday, 15 May 2009
Yoknapatawpha Arts Council Picnic
The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council hosts its annual membership picnic on 16 May, in Taylor, Mississippi. Yoknapatawpha is the name of the mythological county in which the Nobel Prize winning writer, William Faulkner, set many of his novels. William Faulkner valued his Scotch-Irish ancestry and his writings include many typical Ulster American families and themes. Yoknapatawpha has a place in the heritage of Ulster.
William Faulkner said, "the past is not dead . . . it isn’t even past." And this is very true for much of the South where Ulster folk settled in great numbers.
The picnic will be held at the Plein Air neighbourhood, in Taylor, MS, from 5 -8 PM. The event is free to members of the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council and people can join the arts council the day of the event. The arts council's mission is to foster the arts, to create opportunities for artists and for the community to experience a wide array of programs. Joining the arts council is a great way to support the musicians and artist that add so much richness to our society, and is also a way to have a very good time.
Oxford, Mississippi's Donovan McCain
Music this year will feature singer and songwriter,
Donovan McCain, Shannon McNally, and Guelel Khumba.