September 23, 2018 – December 16, 2018

Set in a Story Circle Open Mic format, this is the perfect opportunity for you to try out your own 5-minute story in a group of friendly story tellers. We’ll have sign-up sheets available at the event.

December 16th @ 3pm: Adam Booth‘s original storytelling blends traditional mountain folklore, music, and an awareness of contemporary Appalachia with a focus on the craft of story development and performance. Career highlights include three-time Teller-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center, National Storytelling Festival, Appalachian Studies Association Conference, National Academy of Medicine, and Spoken Word Resident at the Banff Centre in Alberta. He is a member of the Recording Academy, receiving two Parents’ Choice Silver Honors and four Storytelling World Awards and Honors. He is a four-time champion of the WV Liars’ Contest and founder of the Speak Story Series in Shepherdstown, WV.

Previous Story Circles

September 23rd: Diane Macklin is well-known storyteller who brings dynamic, high-energy storytelling for audiences of all ages.

October 21st: Jane Dorfman tells tales of dutiful daughters and wise women, faithful sons and wicked kings, magic skipping ropes and Irish heroes, the angel Elijah and the fools of Chelm, tricky animals and clever kids.

November 25th: Nick Newlin is master of an eclectic performance career – 30 years as a Renaissance Fair circuit juggler (a.k.a. Nicola Whimsey), 20 years as Teaching Artist with the Folger Shakespeare Library, a MD State Arts Council Artist and Educator, author of the 18-book series 30 Minute Shakespeare.