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Adam Booth


Born and raised in the hills of West Virginia, Adam Booth tells stories that blend and share generations of Appalachian and Jewish heritage with life lessons and a bit of mischief.

On one side, he is part of the seventh generation to receive and share his family stories, while the other side traces generations of heritage back to the old countries.

Adam is a three-time champion of the West Virginia Liars’ Contest, as well as winner of the Northeast Storytelling Festival Liars’ Contest (PA), the Autumn Glory Tall Tales Competition (MD), and the Tell! Fredericksburg Summer Storytelling Contest(VA).

In 2011 he received the National Storytelling Network’s J. J. Reneaux Mentorship Grant to work with Dovie Thomason as mentor. In the same year he was invited to appear on the Exchange Place stage at the National Storytelling Festival. He was a featured panelist at the 2012 National Storytelling Conference.

He currently serves on the West Virginia Storytelling Guild Board of Governors and is a former president of that organization.  Adam is also an active musician with degrees in music composition and musicology and occasionally uses traditional instrumental music and ballads with his storytelling. He presently teaches Appalachian studies, music history, and first-year experience courses at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV

Contact Adam:
P.O. Box 3125
Shepherdstown, WV 25443

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