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Entries by Dail Chambers, Addie Citchens, and Maria Zeringue

Dail Chambers, Addie Citchens, and Maria Zeringue

Dail Chambers (pictured) is a multidisciplinary artist residing part time in Mississippi. She is the sixth generation in her family to migrate along the Mississippi river. She has a life practice of ethnographic inquiry and response to migration, genealogy and women’s issues.

Addie Citchens is a fiction writer from Clarksdale, Mississippi. Her work centers on themes of blackness, and the performance thereof, the blues, and personal liberation. She has been featured in The Oxford American, Callaloo, The New Engagement, Columbia Journal, and others.

A native of Thibodaux, Louisiana, Maria Zeringue moved south from Bloomington, Indiana, to serve as MAC’s Folk and Traditional Arts Program Director. She has master’s degrees in French and Folklore from the University of Louisiana Lafayette and Indiana University, respectively, and a bachelor’s degree in French from University of Louisiana Lafayette. Maria previously served as research and curatorial assistant at Traditional Arts Indiana. She also served as an associate instructor of folklore at Indiana University. Maria has published articles in Journal of Folklore Research Reviews and Louisiana Folklore Miscellany.