The material in Folkwriting may be used or adapted under the fair use portion of the copyright statute as long as it is used for nonprofit educational purposes. Please acknowledge the source and funders (Folkwriting, Diane Howard and Laurie Sommers et al., Valdosta State University, 2002, with funding from the Georgia Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Arts). Please be sure to acknowledge any other specific sources credited in the sections you use.  

For a hard copy of Folkwriting and a CDR in Word for Windows and PDF formats, send a check for $25 (including shipping) to Diane Howard, Dept. of English, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA 31698.

The Folkwriting website (, will reflect any changes and suggestions made by educators who use this unit, new resources which become available, and new lessons which may arise. The participants in this project hope that Folkwriting will spark lively conversation about folklife and writing among Georgia educators.