Storyteller in Residence
“The Power of the Story can entertain, change minds, move mountains, and foment revolutions. Our stories define who we are and determine who we might become. Our stories reflect our culture and heritage, and the most fundamental parts of ourselves; and they are essential for survival. The Shepherd University Storyteller in Residence is the living symbol for the power of the story.”
Adam Booth is an award-winning storyteller, teacher and musician. Booth’s original stories blend traditional mountain folklore, music, and an awareness of contemporary Appalachia. He has been featured at the International Storytelling Center, the National Storytelling Festival, the Appalachian Studies Association Conference, the National Storytelling Conference, and has been a Spoken Word Resident at the Banff Centre. His recordings have received a Parents’ Choice Golden Honor, two Parents’ Choice Silver Honors, and three Storytelling World Awards and Honors. He is a four-time champion of the West Virginia Liars’ Contest. Booth is founder and coordinator for the Speak Story Series, a nationally and internationally recognized program of storytelling. Adam Booth is Shepherd University’s first Storyteller in Residence.