As a part of the Appalachian Studies Association Conference at Shepherd University, all are welcome to join in many of their FREE events. Enjoy your midday even more by spending it with famed Appalachian storyteller Adam Booth. Adam Booth's storytelling blends traditional folklore, music, and an awareness of contemporary Appalachia. His original voice, both humorous and touching, is influenced by generations of diverse storytellers from West Virginia. His telling appearances include Teller-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center, New Voice at the National Storytelling Festival, resident at the Banff Centre (Alberta) Spoken Word program, and multiple events in fifteen states. Equally at home as a teller and educator, his research and educational presentations have included the Berea Appalachian Sound Archives Fellowship, Ghost Ranch, the National Storytelling Conference, and the Appalachian Studies Association Conference. - See more at: http://www.adam-booth.com/bio/#sthash.GHeh2fM8.dpuf
Shepherd University will be hosting the 39th annual Appalachian Studies Association conference from March 18-20. Nearby 1,000 scholars, educators, students, activists, and learners will come together in Shepherdstown to celebrate our region. As part of the conference, we will present a special showcase concert for the community and visitors featuring John Lilly and Blue Yonder, Appalachian dance, storytelling and much more.