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Storytelling Country Store


Storytelling Books:

The West Virginia Storytelling Guild book is here!  From Our Mountains: A Collection of Stories from the West Virginia Storytelling Guild is hot off the press and available for purchase now!  The book features 19 tales from as many tellers, as well as guild information and history.  Copies are available by contacting the Fairmont State University bookstore or Storyteller Jo Ann Dadisman at :


Route 1, Box 69-A 
Independence, WV 26374  

Telephone: (304) 864-0879

 For only $12.00, you could own your very own piece of the guild!


WVSG Member Books:

The new title from Mountain Girl Press, Self-Rising Flowers, includes a story by West Virginia storyteller Granny Sue Holstein. Price of the book is $12.95, and it can be purchased by contacting Granny Sue at susannaholstein@yahoo.com

Storyteller Rich Knoblich has joined the ranks of WV's authors with his first book, Talking 'bout the relatives.  It is available through Amazon.com.
WV Storyteller Jo Ann Dadisman has two collections of WV stories.  They are:
 Raising the Spirits: An Appalachian Sampler of Stories to Be Told - price $5.00
Family Comforts: of Quilts and Porches - price $8.00.

You can order these books by contacting Jo Ann Dadisman at:

JoAnn Dadisman
(304) 864-0879
Route 1, Box 69-A
Independence, WV 26374
Email: jdadisman@aol.com   
Karen Vuranch is most well-known for her storytelling drama Coal Camp Memories, which chronicles the life of a woman in the West Virginia coal fields of the 1920's and 30's.  Karen wrote this play based on oral history she collected from people who lived in the coal camps of West Virginia. In the performance, she is accompanied by traditional musicians.
Coal Camp Memories is also available on DVD. The DVD features a performance of the storytelling drama performed on the Tamarack stage along with the music of Julia Adams, Tom and Michelle Warner and Beth and Jon Kemper. Historic photographs are woven into the production. The DVD is available for $20 plus postage and is available at Tamarack or by contacting Karen Vuranch at:
WV Enterprises
P.O. Box 383
Fayetteville, WV 25840

1 (304) 574- 4840

email: karen@wventerprises.com

Germany Valley in Pendleton County, WV