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Speak Story Series to host Adam Booth August 13

ISSUED: 11 July 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Speak Story Series, part of Shepherd University’s Center for Appalachian Studies and Communities, presents Adam Booth on Tuesday, August 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Hall. Admission is $12 at the door, with express entry for season ticket holders, and free to Shepherd University students with a valid Rambler ID. Speak is for adult audiences. Mature youth are allowed at their guardian’s discretion.

Booth’s storytelling blends traditional folklore, music, and an awareness of contemporary Appalachia. His original cinematic style, both humorous and touching, is influenced by generations of diverse storytellers from West Virginia. A nationally touring artist, Booth’s professional appearances include events in 25 states, collaborations with dance and choral arts companies, and serving as a spoken word resident at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Alberta, Canada.

Equally at home as a teller and educator, Booth is a member of the Recording Academy, which awards the GRAMMY Awards. His stories and recordings have been honored with many national awards, including a Parents’ Choice Gold Award, two Parents’ Choice Silver Honors, five Storytelling World Awards and Honors, the National Storytelling Network’s J.J. Reneaux Mentorship Grant, and four West Virginia Liars’ Contest wins. Booth is an adjunct instructor of Appalachian studies at Shepherd and is the founding director of the Speak Story Series, now in its seventh season.

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