Throughout March 2021, Appalshop Archive is featuring the CREATING IN PLACE digital archive. This collection of personal stories and creative expressions is the result of a year-long collaboration of Appalshop and community residents. Follow the slide show below to explore original stories, photographs, audio interviews & transcripts, and visual art documenting lived experiences in 2020.

  • Roxie's Penthouse

    Upload to the Creating in Place digital archive

    Do you have a photo of a garden you grew during Covid?  A new recipe you tried? A story about something difficult - or unexpectedly wonderful - that you went through during the past year? Please share photos, audio, video, drawings, writing - anything you've created or would like to create - by uploading directly to our digital collection for the Creating in Place project.

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  • Cancelled Culture

    A Mask on the Mountains

    Audio podcast series about Covid-19's affect on college students, high school athletes, foster families, prisoners, and more. Created by youth media producers of the Appalachian Media Institute.

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  • Interview with food server and mother of 3 Amber Bailey (FULL)

    Oral histories from eastern KY and southwest VA

    Interviews with residents of eastern Kentucky and southwest Virginia about how the Covid pandemic has impacted all aspects of their lives.

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  • Musician Story Circle

    Story Circles with Musicians and Performing artists

    In recorded story circles, artists whose creative activities usually take place in front of live audiences share their professional and personal challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic. They also discuss the ways in which they have adapted and found new ways of performing.

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  • The Covid Garden radio series: Linda Parsons

    The Covid Garden radio program

    The Covid Garden radio documentary asks four writers to reflect on what gardening, food growing, and working with the earth and soil meant to them during the pandemic.


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Roxie's Penthouse
Cancelled Culture
Interview with food server and mother of 3 Amber Bailey (FULL)
Musician Story Circle
The Covid Garden radio series: Linda Parsons