Chautuaqua Scholar Jeni Foster Discusses Birds and Folk Music in La Pine
Posted By: Lisa McGean
Date Posted: 5/18/2009
The Deschutes Public Library will sponsor an Oregon Chautauqua program from the Oregon Council for the Humanities “Birdsong: Birds as Metaphor in American Folk Music”. This free, pubic program will take place on Thursday, May 21st, at 1:00 p.m. at the La Pine Public Library.
Presenter Jeni Foster incorporates folk music to discuss symbolism and metaphor in lyrics throughout the years, and explores the meaning of birdsong within the rich heritage of American folk music. Foster weaves both traditional and contemporary folk songs throughout her narrative to expand upon the stories of everyday Americans and well-known moments in our country’s history. Audience participation enhances the experience as Foster, who has had the family nickname of Jeniwren since her childhood, invites audience members to sing along on the choruses of songs chosen to illustrate her program.
OCH is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities that is dedicated to the belief that knowledge and ideas are fundamental to the health of our communities.
For more information about this and other library programs, please visit the library at www.dpls.us or call Lisa McGean at 312-1034. Those wishing to attend events that have special needs resulting from a disability should contact Lisa McGean at 312-1034 at least three days prior to the event.