ISSUED: 12 October 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Speak Story Series, part of Shepherd University’s Appalachian Studies Program, presents Megan Wells on Tuesday, November 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 students with a valid Rambler ID. Speak is for adult audiences. Mature youth are allowed at their guardian’s discretion.
Wells is a nationally known touring storyteller, actress, and playwright who was recently inducted into the Circle of Excellence, the National Storytelling Network’s award to honor America’s best storytellers. Her unique voice is a charismatic combination of the dynamics of theater with the emotional intimacy of storytelling. With a collaborator, Wells created “Fire in Boomtown,” the story of Chicago’s 1871 fire, which received the 1999 EdPress Distinguished Achievement Award, as well as a Parent’s Choice Gold. Wells has been featured three times at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee.
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