The Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Furthering the understanding, investigation, appreciation, and performance of the traditional folk music and folklore of the American people.


The Folklore Society of Greater Washington (FSGW) publishes the FSGW Newsletter monthly except for the July/August combined issue. It is available online, and mailed to FSGW Members. Print copies are also available at FSGW events. It includes a comprehensive monthly calendar and listings of events of interest to FSGW members - concerts, dances, jams, workshops and weekends, and more.
Use the "Display Newsletter" button above (or on the home page) to display the current copy. Past issues are accessed using the "Newsletter Archive" button below.

You are invited to Join the Society.

Members, if you fail to receive your Newsletter, you should contact the Membership Chair to report the missing copy. Membership provides the mailing label information we use. Contact the Publications Chair when your questions concern submitting copy for publication.

You may submit copy to be published in the FSGW Newletter by following the Guidelines for submitting copy below on this page.

If you wish to publish material about FSGW using our logo, please refer to our Logo Usage Guidelines below.

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For More Information Please Contact
FSGW Publications Chair, Heather Livingston
19 Parkside Rd
Silver Spring,MD 20910
Cell 240-643-2018

Guidelines for submitting copy

  • All copy must be submitted by the 8th day of the month before publication to Newsletter (at)
    e.g., copy must be submitted by April 8 to be included in the May edition.
  • All submissions are subject to space availability.
  • Listings may be submitted more than one month in advance, important for weekends, festivals, and workshops requiring advance registration.
  • Copy will not be accepted over the telephone.
  • Copy should be sent by email to Newsletter (at)
  • Copy should be contained in the body of the email, not in an attachment. Do not send attachments.
  • Please use capital letters, tabs, bold and italics sparingly.
  • Please type telephone numbers using hyphens as separators. Example: 123-456-7890
  • Please include a contact name, telephone number, and email address for publication, if possible, so the editor or Members can get additional information about your event.
  • Edit your copy into the following format:

  • Alonzo and the A-Listers * George, WA
    Friday, October 13 * 10 am- 2:15 pm

    ADD here a short title and description (up to 30 words) of event: Summarize what's unique and interesting about the your act. Include what type of audience it's intended for or would interest. Add listing in bold type of principal musicians/vocalists, e.g..: Jane Smith (instrument played), etc. Follow up with address of venue, ticket prices, i.e. $15 / adv., $12 / door. Info: First-Last name of contact, 202-555-1212; add website listing without "www", e.g., "".

  • We get a lot of submissions. Adherence to the guideline maximizes your chances of getting listed.
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Guidelines for FSGW Logo usage

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents a variety of events and identifies itself in digital and printed materials and through social media. By coordinating the look of everything FSGW publishes, FSGW presents a consistent image to the world, one that reflects who we are and what we do. The FSGW logo is FSGW's primary branding image. Please follow the guidelines set out below.

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington logo should appear on all FSGW Internet pages and all printed material distributed by FSGW, which includes, but is not limited to: letterhead, business cards, brochures, posters, banners, newspaper and magazine advertising, invitations, annual reports, training manuals, ID badges, manuals, signs, promotional clothing, press releases, thank you cards, newsletters and information flyers. The logo should be prominently displayed in the upper left corner of the item. Requests for exceptions must be submitted to the Publications Chair for approval.

The logo must appear on all FSGW websites and Internet pages. It must appear on our home page and all other pages in the upper left corner of the page. Exceptions are at the discretion of the Publications Chair.

Secondary logos (FSGW event logos, affiliates or "friends" logos) may also be displayed on FSGW pages, but should not be larger than, nor placed higher or to the left of, the primary logo.

Groups that co-sponsor events with FSGW shall display the FSGW logo along with their own logo on their printed material or online. To create the display, a file available here, either in gray-scale or color must be used. Colors may not be varied and the FSGW Publications Chair will approve the placement and size of our logo.

The FSGW logo should not be altered by other groups or individuals. This means the words must not be cropped out. The proportion of width to height of the FSGW logo must be maintained.

The logo should not be printed in a size smaller than 3/4 of an inch, lengthwise. The text must be readable at all times.

For any questions about the usage of the logo, please contact the Publications Chair at

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