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Speak Story Series to present Kevin Kling live online May 12

ISSUED: 4 May 2020
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Speak Story Series, part of Shepherd University’s Center for Appalachian Studies and Communities, presents Kevin Kling in an online performance on Tuesday, May 12, 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. The concert is free to season ticket holders, but they must register to attend. Speak is for adult audiences, but mature youth are allowed at their guardian’s discretion.

Kling is known for his commentaries on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” and his storytelling stage shows like “Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log.” He is a frequent performer at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee, and many other festivals around the country and abroad. He was named the Minneapolis Storyteller Laureate by Mayor R.T. Rybak in 2014. Kling appears often on Minnesota Public Radio.

Kling’s awards include the Whiting Award, National Endowment for the Arts, McKnight, Bush Fellowship, Jerome Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, A.P. Anderson Award, VSA Jeahny, and Eric Peterson Award. Kling is most proud of his work as a teacher, playwright, and performer with Interact Center, a company that creates art in the spirit of radical inclusion.

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