Writing About Trad

I am currently a student at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, WV. Before transferring here, I took classes at Montgomery College in Maryland. One of the best things about being in school has been the happy discovery that I am enough of a nerd to really enjoy writing papers. In 2013, at the end of a semester of DANC100 (a lecture class serving as an intro to dance for non-majors) at Montgomery College, Lisa Traiger, the professor,  said, “You write really well. Would you be interested in writing an article for an e-journal I edit for?”

Hell. Yes.

Some existential angst, a few late nights and many drafts later, On Crafting An Alternate Dance Career is live, and I can now legitimately claim to be a writer. I admit to no small amount of excitement about this.

The above link will take you to part one of a two-part article. Part two is here. If you are interested in traditional music and dance, the performing arts, and questions of “authenticity,” stop by. And let me know what you think…

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~ by matthew olwell on September 30, 2014.

3 Responses to “Writing About Trad”

  1. You ARE a tremendous scholarly yet entertaining writer and thinker .. very cool, tina

  2. yay good job

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