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Speak Series to feature online performance by Tom Lee July 14

ISSUED: 2 July 2020
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Speak Story Series, part of Shepherd University’s Center for Appalachian Studies and Communities, presents Tom Lee in an online performance on Tuesday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m. All attendees must register at using an email address where they expect to receive the link for the concert. Registration is $12 and is free to ticket holders. Speak is for adult audiences, but mature youth are allowed at guardian’s discretion.

Lee’s interest in traditional stories began while he was working as a cook in a tiny fishing village in Scotland. He has told stories professionally for 30 years. He is a roster artist with Arts for Learning, Connecticut and a frequent guest artist at the Metropolitan Opera Education Conference, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Yale Center for British Art. Lee was a featured teller at the 2014 National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee, and returned in 2015 as Teller-in-Residence. Lee lives in Chester, Connecticut, where he cooks without fear and gardens over ambitiously.

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