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Speak Story Series to present Adam Booth Tuesday, August 11

ISSUED: 4 August 2020
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Speak Story Series, part of the Shepherd University Center for Appalachian Studies and Communities, continues its season of online storytelling shows with Adam Booth on Tuesday, August 11, at 7:30 p.m. presented on Zoom.

Booth will share a new program called “A Cheer for Cammack!”—coming-of-age stories centered around his childhood schools, Cammack Elementary and Cammack Junior High. Some stories address adult themes, so mature audience members are invited to join; these school stories are not for children.

Booth’s storytelling blends traditional folklore, music, and an awareness of contemporary Appalachia. His professional appearances include the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, National Storytelling Festival, three-time Teller-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center, and resident at the Banff Spoken Word program in Alberta, Canada. Booth is a member of the Recording Academy (GRAMMYs) and 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.

Everyone who wishes to attend, including season ticket holders, must register for the concert at Those who are not season ticket holder should mail a $12 check for each attendee, payable to Speak Storytelling, to Speak Story Series, P.O. Box 827, Shepherdstown, WV 25443.

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