Adam will share a program of traditional Appalachian spooky stories made contemporary, featuring haunts, witches, and inexplicable events that will leave you asking could that have really happened?
We will gather around the campfire, but bring something warm to wear (even a blanket) and do be aware that Adam’s stories are not for the faint of heart – they are indeed scary!
Adam Booth’s original stories blend traditional mountain folklore, music, and an awareness of contemporary Appalachia. A nationally touring artist, his professional telling appearances include premiere storytelling events across the United States, such as the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, the International Storytelling Center, the National Storytelling Festival, the Appalachian Studies Association Conference, the National Storytelling Conference, the National Academy of Medicine, and as a Spoken Word Resident at the Banff Centre (Alberta, Canada). He is a member of the Recording Academy and his recordings have received a Parents’ Choice Gold Award, two Parents’ Choice Silver Honors, and four Storytelling World Awards and Honors. He is a four-time champion of the West Virginia Liars’ Contest. Adam is the inaugural Storyteller-In-Residence at Shepherd University.
This event is brought to you by the Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies and Campus Engagement and Leadership.