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Crafting Your Family Stories with Adam Booth

Tell your family story with the help of professional storyteller, Adam Booth!

This intensive class leads tellers of differing degrees of storytelling experience through the process of understanding how story works as an art form. Beginning with general functional categories of storytelling, students explore the reasons to telling their own stories. Next comes lessons in character development, narration, temporality, and building levels of description through senses, metaphor, and symbolism. Analysis of examples from great storytellers is an important part of this process and group discussion is encouraged.

$35 for workshop alone / $30 if also buying a concert ticket


More about 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 have included Teller-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center, New Voice at the National Storytelling Festival, resident at the Banff (Alberta) Spoken Word program, collaborations with the West Virginia Dance Company and Goose Route Dance Company, and multiple events in seventeen states. Equally at home as a teller and educator, his research and presentations have included the Berea Appalachian Sound Archives Fellowship, the National Academy of Medicine, Ghost Ranch, the National Storytelling Conference, the Appalachian Studies Association Conference, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Voices from the Misty Mountains summer seminars and institute. He is a member of the Recording Academy and his recordings have been honored with two Parents' Choice Silver Honors, four Storytelling World Awards and Honors, the NSN's J.J. Reneaux Mentorship Grant to work with Dovie Thomason, and four West Virginia Liars’ Contest wins. He teaches Appalachian studies at Shepherd University and is the founding director of the Speak Story Series. Adam is most at home sharing stories and music with the next generation of listeners and tellers throughout Appalachia.

Earlier Event: December 1
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