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Adam Booth with Speak Story Series Presents to Morning Meeting

We were very fortunate to have Adam Booth with Speak Series present this morning, April 30th, to our club.  Adam Booth is the 2022 West Virginia Folk Artist of the Year, awarded at the Governor’s Arts Awards. Adam blends traditional mountain folklore, music, and an awareness of contemporary Appalachia to create original, forward-thinking story artistry. Adam’s new multidisciplinary program The Heron’s Journey has been selected for the 2024-2025 Mid Atlantic Arts Touring Roster.

As a nationally touring artist, his professional telling appearances include premiere storytelling events across the United States, including the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, the International Storytelling Center, the National Storytelling Festival, the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, and as a Spoken Word Resident at the Banff Centre (Alberta, Canada). He is a member of the Recording Academy and serves as the inaugural Storyteller-In-Residence at Shepherd University.

In the course of eleven seasons, Speak has presented eighty-six storytellers (sharing stories in eighteen languages) in over one hundred concerts for adults, provided dozens of school and community-outreach shows, crowned two youth tellers as story champions, and worked together with over a dozen local organizations. Speak Story Series is produced by our 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Speak Storytelling, Inc. Their purpose is to promote the use of storytelling to educate about the diversity of historical perspective, cultural awareness, and personal experience. Speak Story Series has a long-standing commitment to community outreach. In addition to sharing a concert of stories on the second Tuesday of each month, each guest artist visits an organization in the community to share a program of stories, a storytelling workshop, or to lead a community discussion.  Consider getting tickets for their twelfth season right here in Shepherdstown, WV please click this link.