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Byrd Center to host February 22 evening of storytelling

ISSUED: 29 January 2024
MEDIA CONTACT: Cecelia Mason


The Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education at Shepherd University will present “An Evening of West Virginia Stories with Adam Booth” on Thursday, February 22, at 7 p.m. in the Byrd Center auditorium. Before the show, there will be an open house of the archives from 5-7 p.m.

Booth has been researching the Byrd Center’s archives to craft a new story about Byrd. He blends traditional mountain folklore, music, and an awareness of contemporary Appalachia to create original, forward-thinking story artistry.  

Booth is the 2022 West Virginia Folk Artist of the Year and has been awarded the Governor’s Arts Awards. He is a member of the Recording Academy and his recordings have received many national honors, including a Parents’ Choice Gold Award. He serves as Storyteller-In-Residence at Shepherd and is the founding artistic director of Speak Story Series.  

For more information, visit the Byrd Center upcoming events webpage.

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