The Folklore Society of Greater Washington

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

FSGW Publications
July/August 2014 Edition Now Online
Past issues are available in the Newsletter Archives below


The Folklore Society of Greater Washington (FSGW) publishes the 24-page FSGW Newsletter monthly except for the combined July and August issue. It is mailed to FSGW Members and is also available on-line. Read about FSGW events - concerts, dances, jams, workshops and weekends, as well as human interest articles. If you'd like to see the current copy, use the "Display Newsletter" button above or on the FSGW home page. Past issues are available with the "Newsletter Archive" button below.

You are invited to Join the Society.

Members, please note that 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.

You may wish to publish material about FSGW using our logo. Please refer to our Logo Usage Guidelines below.

Current Articles

For More Information Please Contact
FSGW Publications Coordinator, Roxanne Watts
3576 Briar Hill Lane
Delaplane,VA 20144
Home 703-618-1799

Guidelines for submitting copy

  • All copy must be submitted by the 10th day of the month before publication to Newsletter (at)
    i.e., copy must be submitted by February 10 to be included in the March 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 periods, not hyphens, as separators. 123.456.7890 not 123-456-7890
  • Please include a contact name, telephone number, and email address for publication, if possible, so Members can get additional information about your event.
  • If the Editor has questions about your submission, contact will be by email.
  • Edit your copy into the following format:

  • Dennis and the Drunkards * George, WA
    Friday, Octember 13 * 2 am - 2:15 am

    Folque musique at the Green House. Judy plays concertuna and sings loudly while Dennis plays trombone in a different key. 16000 Pennsylvania Ave., $15 in advance, $12 at the door. Info: Justin Thyme, 202.555.1212 or

  • Thanks for your cooperation.
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Guidelines for FSGW Logo usage

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents itself through a variety of events represented by digital and printed materials and through social media. By coordinating the look of everything we publish, we present a consistent image to the world, an image that reflects who we are and communicates what we do. Our logo is our primary branding image and what follows are the guidelines for its usage.

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington (FSGW) logo, found here on the publications page, should appear on all printed material distributed by this organization and on all FSGW Internet pages.

In print, this 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 fliers. 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.

Online, the new logo must appear on all Folklore Society of Greater Washington 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 not larger or higher than, or to the left of the primary logo.

Any group that co-sponsors a function with us shall display our logo along with theirs 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. Also in positioning the logo electronically, it must maintain its proper shape, and not become disproportionate.

The logo should not be printed or displayed online 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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