written by Adam Booth
P.O. Box 3125
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
(304) 886 – 9481
Hello Indiana! I look forward to sharing stories with you in late March. Although I have been telling professionally for thirteen years, this will be my first show in Indiana and I’m excited to bring some of the mountains your way.
Hailing from the northernmost region of the southern coalfields of West Virginia, I am proud to count both traditional Appalachian stories and personal family tales as tributaries of my work. Academic and folk music also influence my storytelling style. I like to use music in my stories in very much the same way good films do: sometimes for underscoring, sometimes as a distinct narrator. You can expect a little bit of all of these elements in the concert I present.
For the past five years I have held the privilege of being a full-time storyteller, which has taken me around the US and Canada. Much of this line of work means entertaining and educating with story programs, but I also spend a lot of time with children (young and less young) teaching them how to tell stories. I believe telling a good story begins with listening and observation. I also am very much a visual thinker, so I relay my stories with physical motions that help portray the muscle memory of the experiences I am sharing. I also love telling scary stories…and I’m pretty good at getting folks to the edge of their seats…but you won’t hear any of those tales this time.
I love to talk about stories and listen to good tales, so feel free to stop and say hello after the show!
Adam will be telling Smoke and Mirrors on March 24 at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center. For more information and to purchase tickets click here.