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Speak Series to host January 12 fundraiser event

ISSUED: 16 December 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — The Shepherd University Center for Appalachian Studies and Communities Speak Story Series is hosting a winter fundraiser on January 12, 2020, from 4-6 p.m. at the Shepherdstown Community Club. Storyteller Ed Stivender is the featured teller for the first part of the evening, followed by Adam Booth facilitating a conversation with Stivender and the audience.

Booth will preview the season eight storytelling lineup and attendees will have the chance to bid on a house concert by Adam and Sheila Arnold. Season tickets for the 2020 season will be available for $100, the same price as in the past. Admission is a minimum tax-deductible donation of $40, with larger donations welcome. Thank you gift CDs will be available.

The Miami Herald called Stivender “the Robin Williams of storytelling.” Stivender has been a featured performer at the National Storytelling Festival, the Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival in Ireland, Graz Festival, Austria, and Philadelphia Folk Festival. In 1994 he received the Mummers’ Most Original Character Award for his one-man Vatican-American String Band.

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