Performance Schedule Current and Past

While not all-inclusive, this list gives a sense of the venues in which I perform and the type of work I do.

2017:

March 6: University of Charleston, Charleston, WV: Appalachian ghost stories and folklore. Classroom presentation.

June 24: Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library, Clarksburg, WV: Stories for a Better World, 12 noon. Public program.

June 24: Blackwater Falls State Park, Davis, WV. Campfire stories, 7:00pm at the park. Open to the park guests and the general public.

June 26: Tyler County Public Library, Middlebourne, WV, 1:00pm. Stories for a Better World. Public program.

July 11:  Louis Bennett Public Library, Weston, WV, 10:30 am: Stories for a Better World. Public program.

August 5-6: Inland Waterways Festival, Marietta, OH. Free festival promotes the inland waterway. Storytelling, music, history, science! I will be there telling stories both days.

October 13 and 14: Ripley's Do You Believe Lantern Walk, 7:00pm both days. Admission fee.

October 20-21: Ripley's Do You Believe Lantern Walk, 7:00pm both days. Admission fee.

November 26: Here We Come A-Caroling, 2:00pm, Alpine Theater, Ripley, WV. Admission fee.

2016:

March 18: Jefferson Elementary, Brooke county, WV. Full day school presentation

April 25: Stories in the Round, Hagerstown, MD Details TBA


June 10: Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library Summer Reading Program, 5:30 pm

June 10-12: WV Writers Conference, Ripley, WV

June 13: Middlebourne Public Library Summer Reading Program, Middlebourne, WV 1:00pm. Public program.

June 14: Craigsville Public Library, Summer Reading Program, 1:00pm. Public program

June 17-18: WV State Folk Festival, Glenville, WV Details TBA

June 19-25: Allegheny Echoes, Marlinton, WV 

June 28: Gilmer County 4-H, Glenville, WV. Private event.
June 30: Philippi Public Library ARTZ program, 10am

July 7: Moundsville Library Summer Reading program, 11am, Moundsville, WV Public event.
July 7: Benwood-McMechen Library Summer Reading program, 2pm, Benwood, WV Public event.

July 12: Louis Bennett Public Library Summer Reading Program, Weston, WV 10:30am.

July 26: Spectrum Tours, Tamarack. Private event.

August 6: Museum Day, Ohio River Museum, Marietta, OH.


August 15: Road Scholars presentation, Cedar Lakes, Ripley, WV


August 16: Athens County Children's Services, private event.

September 12: Tamarack, tour group presentation. Private event.


September 13-27: England and Wales!

October 6: Ripley, WV Middle School full day storytelling

October 10: Tamarack, tour group presentation. Private event.

October 11: Philippi Library, Philippi, WV. WV Ghost Stories, 4:00 for Teen Read Week

October 12-13: West Virginia Storytelling Festival, Weston, WV. Schools event and evening public performance.

October 15: Apple Butter Making at my house!

October 17: Mountaineer Tours, Tamarack, Beckley, WV. Private event.

October 21: Road Scholars presentation, Beckley, WV 9 am

October 21-22: Ripley Ghost Walk, 8pm each evening.


October 24: Grant County (WV) Library, Ghost Stories, 7pm


October 25: Birch River Elementary, school visit

October 27: East Bank Middle School, 8th grade.

October 28: Hurricane High School, Hurricane, WV. Storytelling and workshop

October 31: Jefferson Elementary, Follansbee, WV. Ghost stories all day

October 31: South Parkersburg (WV) Library, Ghost stories, 6:30pm

November 3-7: Florida!


November 8: VOTE :)

November 10: Tellabration! Coolville Library, Coolville, OH, 6:00pm Appalacchian Celebration

November 14: University of Charleston class presentation


November 15: River Valley Middle School, Bidwell, OH Literacy Night

November 28: Here We Come A-Caroling, Cedar Lakes, Ripley, WV 7:00pm, Road Scholars program.

December 10: Here We Come A-Caroling! House concert, Frederick, MD. 7:00pm. Contact me for details.

December 11: Olde Tyme Christmas, Harper's Ferry, WV, St. Peter's Church, 1:00pm, free public program.

December 17: Here We Come A-Caroling! Philippi Public Library, Philippi, WV 2:00pm, free public program.

December 18: Here We Come A-Caroling! Blackwater Falls State Park, Davis, WV 10:00am, for Breakfast with Santa program.

2015:

February 20: Sand Fork Elementary School, Sand Fork WV (to be re-scheduled-weather)

February 25: University of Charleston classroom presentation, Charleston, WV

March 12: Marshall University presentation and workshop, Huntington, WV

March 28: Ohio Order for the Preservation of Storytelling Conference: presenting my workshop Seeking the Spirits, Columbus, OH

April 16: WVU presentation on Appalachian ballads, Morgantown, WV

April 20: Bridgemont Technical College Edible Cake contest presentation, South Charleston, WV

April 25: WV Storytelling Guild Spring Workshop, presenting a session on blogging.

April 20: Appalachian storytelling for Road Scholars, Cedar Lakes, Ripley, WV

April 25: WV Storytelling Guild Spring Workshop, presenting a session on blogging.

May 9: Migration Celebration! Little Beaver State Park, Beaver, WV. Open and free to the public! Storytelling and crafts.

May 15-17: Family Reunion!

May 27: Tour group presentation @ Tamarack, Beckley WV 

June 18: Jack: Appalachian Superhero! Williamstown Library, Williamstown, WV1:00pm

June 19: WV State Folk Festival Oral Traditions Tent presentation and tent MC

June 20: Blackwater Falls storytelling, Blackwater Falls, WV 7:00pm

June 22: Jack: Appalachian Superhero! Paden City Library, Paden City, WV, 12 noon.

June 23: Jack: Appalachian Superhero! Bossard Memorial Library, Gallipolis, OH, 2:00pm

June 24: Jack: Appalachian Superhero! Swaney Memorial Library, New Cumberland, WV 4:30pm

June 25: Philippi ARTZ Festival, Philippi Public Library, Philippi, WV. Storytelling for all ages. 10:00 am

June 25: Jack: Appalachian Superhero! Southern Area Library, Lost Creek, WV 1:00pm

June 25-27: Allegheny Echoes: listening and enjoying in Marlinton, WV

June 29: Jack: Appalachian Superhero! Tyler County Public Library, Middlebourne, WV, 1:00pm

June 29: Jack: Appalachian Superhero! Ohio County Public Library, Wheeling, WV 7:00pm

July 1: Jack: Appalachian Superhero! Jackson County Public Library, Ripley, WV, 10:30pm

July 3: Fibbin' for the Fourth! Alpine Theater, Ripley, WV 7:00pm. I will be one of the judges!

July 7: Jack: Appalachian Superhero! Louis Bennett Public Library, 10:30 am, Weston, WV

July 8-14: Oregon!

July 15: Jack: Appalachian Superhero! Calhoun County Public Library, Grantsville, WV 1, 00 pm

July 16: Jack: Appalachian Superhero! Moundsville-Marshall Public Library 11am, and Benwood-McMechen Library, 2pm

July 21: Jack: Appalachian Superhero! Saint Albans Branch Library, St. Albans, Wv 10:30 am, and Guyandotte Branch Library, 6pm

July 22: Jack: Appalachian Superhero! Shady Spring Library, Shady Spring, WV 10am and 11:30 am

July 23: Jack: Appalachian Superhero! Clendenin Branch Library, 11am, and Cross Lanes Branch Library, 2:00pm

August 1-2: Inland Waterways Festival, Ohio River Museum, Marietta, OH

August 7: Luncheon Speaker, Academic Librarians meeting, South Charleston, WV, noon

August 21-September 1: Ireland!

September 11-13: Mercer County Heritage Festival, Princeton, WV. Details TBA

September 19: Hardy County Education Outreach presentations, details TBA

September 25-27: House concert and other venues TBA, Buffalo, NY

October 7: Gory Story Theater! La Belle Theater, South Charleston, WV 7:00pm

October 10: Ripley Do You Believe? Ghost Walk, Ripley WV 7:00pm and 9:00pm

October 12: West Virginia Ghost Stories: forages 3rd grade and up. At:
11:00am: St. Albans Public Library, St. Albans, WV 
2:00pm Main Library, 123 Capitol St, Charleston, WV 
6:00pm Dunbar Public Library, Dunbar WV. .

October 13: WV Ghost Stories, Clendenin Public Library, Clendenin, WV 11:00 am

October 13: Speak! Shepherdstown, WV, 7:30pm, Shepherdstown Community Club, Shepherdstown, WV. Information at Speak! Shepherdstown Facebook page.

October 14-15: WV Storytelling Festival, Jackson's Mill, WV. Evening concert October 14 at the Assembly Hall for the general public. For information:
160 WVU Jackson Mill, Weston, WV 26452
(304) 269-5100

October 15: WV Ghost Stories, Elk Valley Library, Crossings Mall, Elkview, WV 6:00pm

October 17: WV Ghost Stories, Cross Lanes Library, Cross Lanes, WV, 12:00 noon. 

October 17: Ripley Do You Believe? Ghost Walk, Ripley WV 7:00pm and 9:00pm

October 23: Full day storytelling, Jane Lew Elementary, Jane Lew, WV

October 25: Bady House Concert, Brooklyn, NY. Appalachian ghost stories! Information at the BadyHouseConcert Facebook page

October 26-28: Miami, FL visiting my son :)

October 31-Nov 1: unavailable

November 12: Melrose Elementary, Princeton WV school presentation

December 4: Here We Come A-Caroling! Morgan County Public Library, details TBA

December 12: Here We Come A-Caroling! with musician Jeff Seager, Ohio River Museum, Marietta, OH, 1:00 pm.

December 20: Here We Come A-Caroling! with musician Jeff Seager, Blackwater Falls State Park, Davis, WV, 1:00pm

Past Events:

2014

January 18: Ohio County Public Library. Step into a Story. Details TBA.

February 21: full day of storytelling, Ripley Middle School, Ripley WV

Feb 28-March 2: Storytellers Retreat, Wells Inn, Sistersville, WV. Concert Saturday Evening, March 1, 7pm at the Gaslight Theatre in Sistersville. 

March 7: Storytelling and discussion of Appalachian culture, Univ. of Charleston, Charleston, WV. Private event.

March 8: Junking day with my sisters!

March 10: Full day storytelling at Spencer Primary Center, Spencer, WV, and parent workshop afterward.

March 13-16: Timpanagos Storytelling Conference, Ore, Utah, presenting workshops on ghost stories and blogging, and offering a performance showcase.

April 7: Presentation for WV State college class, Charleston, WV

April 14: Full day storytelling at Harrison county alternative high school, Clarksburg, WV.

April 14: Evening storytelling for the Road Scholar Program at Cedar Lakes, Ripley, WV

April 21: Edible Book Festival Judge and speaker, Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College, Charleston, WV

May 3: House Concert, Murphy, NC with Tipper Pressley of Blind Pig and the Acorn blog. Martin's Creek Community  Center.

May 10: Migration Celebration, Little Beaver State Park, Beaver, WV

May 15-17: Family Reunion!


June 11: Sistersville Public Library Summer Reading Program, Folktale Science! 12 noon, Sistersville, WV

June 12: Paden City Public Library Summer Reading Program, Folktale Science! 12 noon, Paden City, WV


June 13-15: WV Writers Conference, Cedar Lakes, Ripley, WV


June 18: Private event, Cabell County


June 19: Shady Spring Public Library Summer Reading Program, Folktale Science! Shady Spring, WV


June 20-21: WV Folk Festival, Glenville, WV


June 26: Summer Reading Program, Folktale Science! Southern Area Library, Lost Creek, WV


June 30: Summer Reading Program, Folktale Science! Tyler County Public Library, Middlebourne, WV 1:00 pm


July 15: Summer Reading program, Folktale Science! Louis Bennett Public Library, Weston, WV 10:30 am. Open to the public.


July 17: Summer Reading Program, STEAM into Stories! Raleigh County Public Library, Beckley, WV


July 20-25: Teaching Creative Writing for Augusta Heritage Series, Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, WV. Weeklong class to explore a variety of writing opportunities! For writers at all levels of experience.


August 3-8: Teaching Appalachian Storytelling for Augusta Heritage Series, Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, WV. Weeklong class for storytellers of all ages and experience levels.


September 6: Rose Valley House Concert, Media, PA, time TBA

September 8: Cedar Lakes, Ripley, WV. Storytelling for Road Scholars with musician Heidi Muller.

September 22: Appalachian Festival, Shepherdstown, WV. 7:00pm, Byrd Legislative Center, Shepherdstown, WV. Singing a couple ballads in conjunction with Fred Powers' coal mining storytelling program.

September 27: Museum Day performance, Ohio River Museum, Marietta, OH. Open to the public. Performances at 12 noon and 2pm.

October 6: Ripley Middle School, Ripley, WV. All-day event for students and staff only.

October 10-11: Ripley (WV) Ghost Walk, 7:30 pm-?. Meet in front of the Alpine Theater. Tickets $10.00. Not recommended for children. 1-mile walk through Ripley's haunted history. Call 304-514-2609 for tickets and more information.

October 11: Morgantown Public Library, 11:00 am. Monstrous Mysteries Return! West Virginia Tales of the Supernatural, Ghostly and Just Plain Weird, with Granny Sue and Jason Burns.


October 15-16: West Virginia Storytelling Festival, Jackson's Mill, Weston, WV. School groups during the day, and evening concert for the public, 7:00 pm.


October 18: Ghost Stories, Beckley Art Center, Beckley, WV 7:00 pm. Telling tales with some of southern West Virginia's best storytellers! Open to the public.

October 23: BridgeValley Community and Tech College, South Charleston, WV. 12 noon. Ghost stories! 

October 25: WVU Tellabration! MountainLair, Morgantown, WV, 5:00pm. Celebrating storytelling with stories and ballads during WVU Week in Morgantown. Free admission, open to the public.

October 28: Ghost Stories, Fairmont Public LIbrary, Fairmont, WV 6-8pm.

November 1: Ghost Stories, Princeton, WV. Details TBA

November 3: Ritchie County Middle School full day presentation.

November 7-9: Kentucky Storytelling Conference, just to hang with friends and learn new things.

November 10: University of Charleston Classroom Presentation

November 12: Full day, Philippi Elementary School

November 14: Storytelling Concert, Frank and Jane Gabor Folklife Center, Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV, 7pm.  with Susan Gordon, Kirk Judd and Jo Ann Dadisman. Suggested donation $15.00 per person.

November 15: Storytelling workshop with Susan Gordon, Fairmont State University Folklife Center, 10 am-4:30pm. $40 per person, or $45 for combined ticket for both events.

November 29 or 30: House Concert, Here We Come -Caroling, tentative.

December 4: The Grapevine Storytelling Series, 7:30–8:30PM, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912. $10.00 suggested donation. With Renee Brachfield/Mark Novak and host Noa Baum.

December 6: House concert, Frederick, MD. Here We Come A-Caroling, with musician Jeff Seager and host Susan Gordon. Suggested donation $10. Stories and songs of the holiday season. 

December 7: Here We Come A-Caroling, with musician Jeff Seager. Harper's Ferry, WV. Afternoon, time and location TBA


2013 

January 15: Washington District Elementary School, Tallmansville, WV. School event.


January 18: Spencer Elementary School, Spencer, WV. School event.

January 19: ArtsWest Theater, Athens Ohio. Featured presenter, Appalachian Ohio Storytelling Project.

January 31: Storytelling for Family Night at Geary Elementary School.

March 1-3: WV Storytelling Guild Workshop: Finding, Researching, and Telling Ghost Stories. With Jason Burns. Concert 7:00 pm March 1, Gaslight Theathttps://sites.google.com/site/scottishcelticheritagefestival/

March 9: Photography workshop in Glenville, WV, courtesy of Two Lane Livin'

March 15: Full day of storytelling and teaching creative writing, Homestead Elementary, Dailey, WV

March 28: WV State Community and Technical School, Institute, WV. Class presentation.

April 10: Full day storytelling at Driswood Elementary, Shenandoah Junction, WV

April 20: Parkersburg Scottish & Celtic Festival, City Park, Parkersburg, WV. Presenting with my storytelling friend Lorna Czarnota. https://sites.google.com/site/scottishcelticheritagefestival/

April 22: Full day of storytelling at Lubeck Elementary, Lubeck, WV

May 11: Migration Celebration, Little Beaver State Park, Beaver, WV. See TRAC WV website for details.

May 16-19: Story Intensive Weekend with friends in Philadelphia, PA

May 28: Grand Vue Storytelling Festival, Moundsville-Marshall Public Library, 7:00pm. Festival kickoff storytelling concert with festival tellers.

May 29: Grand Vue State Park Storytelling Festival. Schools and public welcome.

June 7: WV Writers Conference evening entertainment, 7:00pm at Cedar Lakes, Ripley, WV

June 10: Tyler County Public Library, Middlebourne, WV. Summer Reading Kickoff 1:00pm

June 11: Ritchie County Public Library, Harrisville 10:30am and Pennsboro 1:00pm. Summer Reading Kickoff.

June 20: West Virginia Birthday Celebration, Clendenin Library, Clendenin, WV 6:00pm.

June 21: WV State Folk Festival, Glenville, WV. Storytelling in the Oral Traditions Tent, 3:00pm

June 22: West Virginia Sesquicentennial Celebration, WV State Capitol grounds, 10am-6pm. Storytelling featuring tales from our state's history. Times TBA.

June 24: Cameron Public Library, Cameron, WV. Summer Reading Program, 1:00pm

June 27: Southern Area Public Library, Lost Creek, WV. Summer Reading Program, 1:00pm

July 4, 5, 6: Granny, Teach Me a Story: Appalachian Storytelling for Kids. Listen, laugh and learn with storyteller Susanna "Granny Sue" Holstein. Traditional stories, craft-making and storytelling workshop for children ages 5 and up. Mountain State Arts and Crafts Fair, Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Ripley, WV


July 15: Paden City Public Library, Paden City, WV. Summer Reading Program, 10:00am
July 15: Sistersville Public Library, Sistersville, WV. Summer Reading Program, 12:00 noon

July 16: Weston Public Library Summer Reading Program, Weston, WV. 10:30 am.

July 17: Gilmer County Public Library Summer Reading Program, 10:30 am, Glenville, WV
July 17: Calhoun County Public Library, Grantsville, WV Summer Reading Program. 2pm.

July 18: Cross Lanes, WV Library, Summer Reading Program, 10:30am
July 18: St. Albans, WV Library, Summer Reading Program, 2:00pm
July 18: Riverside Library, Belle, Summer Reading Program, 6:00pm

July 19: Marmet, WV Library, Summer Reading Program, 10:30am
July 19: Dunbar, WV Library, Summer Reading Program, 1:30pm
July 19: Main Library, Charleston, WV, Summer Reading Program, 3:30pm

July 20: Clendenin, WV Library, Summer Reading Program, 11:00am
July 20: Sissonville, WV, Library, Summer Reading Program, 1:00pm
July 20: Elk Valley Library, Elkview, WV, Summer Reading Program, 3:00pm

July 23: Morgan County Public Library Summer Reading programs, Berkeley Springs, WV. 10:30 am and 6:00 pm.

July 25: RSVP Reception, Charleston, WV. Private event.

July 30: Moundsville-Marshall Public Library, Moundsville 11:00am, Benwood-McMechen 1:30pm, Summer Reading Program

August 3-4: Ohio River stories and songs at the Inland Waterways Festival, Marietta, WV

August 4-11: Augusta Heritage Series Storytelling Workshop, Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, WV. Teaching Appalachian Storytelling! See Augusta Heritage website for details as these become available.

August 17-18: Three Rivers Storytelling Festival, Pittsburgh, PA. Storytelling and volunteering at this fine festival. http://home.comcast.net/~3rstf/

August 19: Road Scholar program at Cedar Lakes, Ripley.   http://wvde.state.wv.us/cedarlakes/elderhostel.htm

September 9: Road Scholar program at Cedar Lakes, Ripley, WV with dulcimer player and singer Heidi Muller. http://wvde.state.wv.us/cedarlakes/elderhostel.htm

September 19: September Fest, Blackwater Falls State Park.  http://www.blackwaterfalls.com/SeptemberFest%202013.pdf

September 23-Oct 3: England and Ireland trip

October 5: Maple Hills Farms, Spencer WV: Artisan event for Tamarack artists. 10-5. Come out and meet your favorite artists!

October 9: WV Library Association Conference, Shepherdstown, WV: Buried Alive! Stories and Songs of Coal. 8:00pm, for conference attendees.

October 12: Monstrous Mysteries of the Mountain State: Ghost stories and ballads, Morgantown (WV) Library with Jason Burns, 11:00 am.

October 16-17: Jackson's Mill Storytelling Festival, Jackson's Mill, Weston, WV. Two-day event telling stories for school children.

October 21: Pennsylvania Library Association Performer Showcase

October 26: Lottridge Community Storytelling Workshop, Lottridge, OH. Ghost Stories: Where to Find, Research, and How to Tell Them. Details TBA

October 30: Richwood Middle School. Full day of storytelling!

November 1-3: Kentucky Storytelling Association Conference. Presenting two workshops at Greenbo State Park.

November 8: Pleasant Hill Elementary School, Grantsville, WV. Appalachian Heritage Day. Postponed.

November 8: South Hills CEOs Banquet, Ripley, WV

November 9: Jackson County Writing Contest Awards Presentation 4:00pm, Ripley Library.

November 12: University of Charleston, Charleston, WV. Presentation to Humanities Class

November 22: Salem Elementary, Salem, WV. Full day of storytelling.

December 13: Here We Come A-Caroling: Stories and Songs of the Holiday Season. Berkeley Springs, WV, 7:00pm. Call Pam Mann at Morgan County Library, (304) 258-3350 for details. Refreshments, music, stories and more.

December 14: Here We Come A-Caroling House Concert, Frederick, MD.

December 15: Here We Come A-Caroling House Concert, Bristow, VA.


2012 

January 20: Open Door Open Mic. 7:00-9:00pm at the Ripley Library, Ripley, WV. MC for local open mic event. Join us!

February 11: Arts of Kanawha Valley Fundraiser, Charleston, WV. Reading some of my poetry, 8:35pm.

February 17: Open Door Open Mic. 7:00-9:00pm at the Ripley Library, Ripley, WV. MC for local open mic event. Join us! Call 304-372-5343 for information.

February 29: North Elementary School, Morgantown. School Event.

March
 2-4: WV Storytelling Guild Storytellers Retreat, Wells Inn, Sistersville, WV. Call 304-372-5861 for information.

March 3: Celtic Stories and Songs. Gaslight Theater, Sistersville, WV. 7:00pm, open to the public.

March 16-18: Sharing the Fire Northeast Storytelling Conference, Albany NY: Showcase presentation on Appalachian ballads.

April 18: Storytelling in the Village and taping with Ellouise Schoettler, Silver Springs, MD. Details TBA.

May 4-6: OOPS Storytelling Conference, Mount Vernon, OH: workshop presentation, Short Stories Anyone Can Tell. 

May 12: Migration Celebration Festival with Three Rivers Avian Center, Beaver, WV. See www.tracwv.org for details.

June 8-10: WV Writers Conference, Cedar Lakes, Ripley, WV. Networking and learning. See www.wvwriters.org for conference details. 

June 12: storytelling for Mountaineer Spinal Bifida Camp, Cedar Lakes, WV

June 18: Ohio County Public Library Summer Reading program, City Park, Wheeling, WV 7:00pm

June 19: Vienna Public Library Storytelling for Summer Reading. 10:30am and 1:00pm. Call 304-295-7771 for details.

June 20: Storytelling programs for Lincoln county libraries: Alum Creek at 11 am, Hamlin at 12:30, and Branchland at 3pm. Then on to Asbury Woods to tell stories for a Christian teen group at 7:00pm.

June 21: Storytelling at Nitro Library, 1:00pm 

June 21-23: WV State Folk Festival, Glenville, WV. Coordinating the Oral Traditions tent and more.

June 22: Storytelling for private event at Toyota Plant, Buffalo, WV

June 24-30: Taking lap dulcimer class at Allegheny Echoes! Yay!

June 27: Louis Bennett Public Library, Weston, WV, at 10:30am and Lost Creek Library at 1pm: Summer Reading Program presentations.

July 3: Storytelling in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle for Morgan County Library

July 6: Storytelling at the Ravenswood Library in my home county, 10:00 am

July 9: Storytelling at Summersville Library and Richwood Library in central WV

July 10: Storytelling for Moundsville and Benwood libraries in Marshall County

July 12: Storytelling for the Riverside and Marmet libraries in Kanawha County. 10:30 am at Marmet, 6:00pm at Riverside, with some time to explore in between.

July 13: Storytelling at the Ripley library in my home county.

July 16: Storytelling for Paden City Library ar 10am and the Sistersville Library at noon

July 17: Vienna Public Library storytelling program (Western Tails) at 10:30 am

July 19: Traveling south to tell stories at the Logan Area Public Library, 1:00 pm. 

July 23: Traveling north to Cameron Library for a 1:00 pm program, then on to Mannington for a 6:00pm program.

July 26: Storytelling for Summer Reading programs in New Haven and Point Pleasant, WV 


August 5-11: Augusta Heritage Old-Time Week, Elkins, WV: Teaching Appalachian Storytelling for a full week! 

September 8: Ghost storytelling at the Southern Ohio Storytelling Festival. Evening concert. See http://www.sostoryfest.com/friday.html for festival details. It's an all-star line-up!

September 12: Storytelling for my uncle's assisted living facility folks.

September 14: Ghost Stories, Mason County, WV Library, for the Mothman Festival weekend! Time TBA

September 14-15: Meigs Sternwheel Fest, Pomeroy, OH. Storytelling for the festival.

September 15: Chickens in the Road Annual Retreat, Camp Sheppard, Gandeeville, WV. Storytelling for the attendees of the CITR's second homesteading skills retreat. See details at www.chickensintheroad.com 

September 22: Appalachian program at the Gaslight Theater in Sistersville, WV.

September 28: WV Storytelling Guild Storytelling Festival, Prickett's Fort State Park, Fairmont, WV.

September 29: Athens County (OH) Public Library Open House; Appalachian storytelling. 11 am

October 1: Ripley Middle School, full day storytelling for 8th grade students.

October 1: Road Scholars presentation, Cedar Lakes Conference Center, 7pm.

October 10-11: WV Library Association; 2 sessions--storytelling and how to plan and promote a library writing contest.

October 13: Appalachian Story Sampler, Morgantown (WV) Library. 11am. Free and open to the public.

October 14: West Virginia Book Festival. Coordinating the storytelling programming for the festival.

October 16-18: West Virginia Storytelling Festival, Jackson's Mill, WV. For schools only. 

October 19: Full day of storytelling at Dixie Elementary School.

October 20: Ghost Stories Concert, Sistersville, WV, at the Gaslight Theater.5 storytellers, guaranteed spooky stories and songs, and a good time for everyone. Call 304-652-1707 for more information. 

October 24: Full day of storytelling at an alternative high school in Clarksburg, WV

October 25: storytelling at my uncle's assisted living center

October 27: Tellabration! in Morgantown, WV. Featuring children's stories by the WV Storytelling Guild. 4:00 pm at the MountainLair.

October 30: storytelling at Cottageville elementary school.

November 3: Annual writing contest program, Ripley Library, 6:00pm

November 16: presentation for students at Shepherd University's Appalachian Storytelling class.

November 16: house concert in Bristow, VA with Ellouise Schoettler

November 18: Private event, Martinsburg, WV

December 2: Here We Come A-Caroling: Stories of the Songs of the Holidays. Granny Sue tells the stories of some of our favorite carols as well as some lesser-known songs and Charleston musician Jeff Seager leads the music. Campus Martius Museum, Marietta. Time TBA

December 6: Christmas stories and songs at my uncle's assisted living center.

December 8: Here We Come A-Caroling: Stories of the Songs of the Holidays. Granny Sue tells the stories of some of our favorite carols as well as some lesser-known songs and Charleston musician Jeff Seager leads the music. Come and sing along with us! Paden City (WV) Library, 11:00am.

December 8: Here We Come A-Caroling: Stories of the Songs of the Holidays. Granny Sue tells the stories of some of our favorite carols as well as some lesser-known songs and Charleston musician Jeff Seager leads the music. Come sing along with us! Sistersville (WV) Library, 2:00pm.

December 15: Here We Come A-Caroling: Stories of the Songs of the Holidays. Granny Sue tells the stories of some of our favorite carols as well as some lesser-known songs and Charleston musician Jeff Seager leads the music. Come and sing along with us! Ripley (WV) Library, 6:00pm.



2011 
January 22: Picture Book Writing Workshop, Taylor Books, Charleston, WV. As a student :); maybe I'll do something with all the ones I've written.

March 18-20: VASA Gathering, Harrisonburg, VA. Teaching my workshop Sung Tale to Told Tale. See http://www.vastory.org/ for details.

April 28: Presentation for retired teachers, Cedar Lakes. Private event.

May 14: Migration Celebration, Little Beaver State Park, Beaver, WV. Seehttp://www.tracwv.org/ for details.

May 28: Vandalia, WV State Capitol grounds. Onstage performance and working at the WV Storytelling Guild tent. 

June 10-12: West Virginia Writers Conference, Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Ripley, WV. Details TBA

June 11: Princeton, WV Street Fair! Storytelling on the street. Time TBA

June 14: Jackson County Library, Ripley, WV-Around the World With Granny Sue 10am. Call 304-372-5343 for details.

June 15: Jackson County Library, Ravenswood, WV-Around the World With Granny Sue, 1pm. Call 304-273-5343 for details.

June 16: Moundsville-Marshall Library- Around the World With Granny Sue, Moundsville, WV Summer Reading Kickoff, 11:00am. 

June 16: Benwood-McMechen Public Library- Around the World With Granny Sue, Benwood, WV, 1:00pm

June 17-18: West Virginia Folk State Folk Festival, Glenville, WV. Singing Tent and Oral Traditions Tent. See http://www.wvfolkfestival.org/ for more information.

June 19-24: Allegheny Echoes, Marlinton, WV. For fun and for learning new things!


June 25th: WV Writers Table, Charleston, WV, in front of Taylor Books. Come add to our story--11am-5pm.


June 27: Ohio County Public Library, Wheeling, WV: Storytelling in the Park. 7:00pm

June 28: Paden City Public Library- Around the World with Granny Sue, 11:00am

July 7: Meigs County Public Library, Pomeroy, OH- Around the World With Granny Sue; time TBA

July 7: Athens County Public Library, Athens, OH-Around the World With Granny Sue, time TBA

July 11: Sistersville Public Library- Around the World with Granny Sue. 12 noon.

July 11: Pleasants County Public Library, St. Mary's, WV- Around the World With Granny Sue, 2:00pm 

July 13: Gilmer County Public Library, Glenville, WV-Around the World With Granny Sue

July 15: Jackson County Public Library, Ripley: Asian Adventure, 10am

July 15: Jackson County Public Library, Ravenswood: asian Adventure, 1pm

July 16: Tygart Lake State Park, storytelling in the park. 7:00pm. Call 304-265-6149 for information.

July 18: Hundred Public LIbrary, Hundred, WV: Around the World with Granny Sue, 10:00 am

July 18: Cameron Public Library, Cameron, WV-Around the World With Granny Sue, 1:00pm

July 18: Mannington Public Library, Mannington, WV: Around the World With Granny Sue, 7pm

July 20: School Librarians Conference, Barbour County, WV: Storytelling in Schools.

July 21: Morgan County Public Library, Berkeley Springs, WV: Asian Adventure, 10am

July 21: The Ice House Theatre, Berkeley Springs, WV: West Virginia Ghost Stories and Ballads. 6:00pm.

July 25: Princeton Public Library, Princeton, WV: Around the World with Granny Sue. Time TBA.

July 29: Gaslight Theatre, Sistersville: Tales Tall, Tales True, Tales Just Downright Funny. 7:00pm.

August 6-7: Inland Waterways Festival, Campus Martius Museum, Marietta, OH. Storytelling on the river!

August 22: Elderhostel storytelling Cedar Lakes, Ripley, WV. Private event. 

September 9:  Chillicothe, Ohio: Southern Ohio Storytelling Festival: Ghost stories! 9:30pm.

September 18: Point Pleasant, WV: Mothman Festival Ghost Stories! State Theater, 2:00pm

October 12-13: West Virginia Storytelling Festival, Jackson's Mill, WV.

October 14: Alban Elementary School Appalachian Heritage Fair. Private school event.

October 15: Sistersville Library, Sistersville, WV. Ghost Stories! Granny Sue and Jason Burns. 7pm at the library. 

October 18: Main Library, Charleston WV: Things that Go Bump in the Night: Ghostly Tales for Little Ones. 6:00pm.

October 22-23: WV Book Festival, Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, WV. Attending for the fun of it for the first time now that I'm retired.

October 29: Storytelling for Kanawha County libraries: 10:30 am-Dunbar Library; 12:00 noon-Clendenin Library; 2:30pm Cross Lanes Library. Ghost stories galore! Cross Lanes-ghost stories for little ones; Clendenin-ghost stories for little ones; Dunbar-ghost stories for grades 3 through adult.

November 5: Writing Contest Reception and Storytelling, Ripley Public Library, Ripley, WV. 6pm at the library. 

November 5: WV Education Association Professional Development Conference, Charleston Marriott, Charleston, WV: Storytelling in the Classroom presentations to WVEA members.

November 10: Salem Elementary School, Salem, WV. All day private school event. 

November 18: Hosting Open Mic Evening at the Jackson County Library, Ripley, WV. 7-9 pm at the library. First in a monthly series. Acoustic instruments and spoken word performances. Call 304-372-5861 for more information.

November 19: Tellabration! Middleport, OH. Call Donna Wilson at 740-992-7830 for more information.

December 8: Here We Come A-Caroling: Stories of the Songs of the Holidays. Granny Sue tells the stories of some of our favorite carols as well as some lesser-known songs and Charleston musician Jeff Seager leads the music. Listen, relax and sing along with us. 6:00pm at the Riverside Library, Belle, WV. Call 304-949-2400 for more information.

December 10: Here We Come A-Caroling: Stories of the Songs of the Holidays, Ripley Public Library, Ripley, WV. Granny Sue tells the stories of some of our favorite carols as well as some lesser-known songs and Charleston musician Jeff Seager leads the music. Listen, relax and sing along with us.6:00 pm at the library. Call 304-372-5343 for more information.

December 15: Private event

December 21: Highland Park Elementary School, Columbus, OH: school performance


2011:

March 4-6: WV Storytelling Guild Retreat, Sistersville, WV

March 18-20: VASA Gathering, Harrisonburg, VA. Teaching my workshop Sung Tale to Told Tale. See http://www.vastory.org/ for details.

April 9: Teaching a writing workshop in Princeton, WV. Details TBA

April 28: Presentation for retired teachers, Cedar Lakes. Private event.

May 14: Migration Celebration. Storytelling and crafts, Little Beaver State Park, Beckley, WV

May 28: Vandalia, WV State Capitol grounds. Onstage performance and working at the WV Storytelling Guild tent.

June 10-12: West Virginia Writers Conference, Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Ripley, WV. Details TBA

June 11: Princeton, WV Street Fair! Storytelling on the street. Time TBA

June 14: Jackson County Library, Ripley, WV-Around the World With Granny Sue 10am. Call 304-372-5343 for details.

June 15: Jackson County Library, Ravenswood, WV-Around the World With Granny Sue, 1pm. Call 304-273-5343 for details.
June 16: Moundsville-Marshall Library- Around the World With Granny Sue, Moundsville, WV Summer Reading Kickoff, 11:00am.

June 16: Benwood-McMechen Public Library- Around the World With Granny Sue, Benwood, WV, 1:00pm

June 18: West Virginia Folk State Folk Festival, Glenville, WV. Oral Traditions Tent. See http://www.wvfolkfestival.org/ for more information.

June 27: Ohio County Public Library, Wheeling, WV: Storytelling in the Park. 7:00pm

June 28: Paden City Public Library- Around the World with Granny Sue, 11:00am

July 7: Meigs County Public Library, Pomeroy, OH- Around the World With Granny Sue; time TBA

July 7: Athens County Public Library, Athens, OH-Around the World With Granny Sue, time TBA

July 11: Sistersville Public Library- Around the World with Granny Sue. 12 noon.

July 11: Pleasants County Public Library, St. Mary's, WV- Around the World With Granny Sue, time TBA

July 13: Gilmer County Public Library, Glenville, WV-Around the World With Granny Sue

July 15: Jackson County Public Library, Ripley: Asian Adventure, 10am

July 15: Jackson County Public Library, Ravenswood: asian Adventure, 1pm

July 16: Tygart Lake State Park, storytelling in the park. 7:00pm. Call 304-265-6149 for information.

July 18: Cameron Public Library, Cameron, WV-Around the World With Granny Sue, 1:00pm

July 18: Mannington Public Library, Mannington, WV: Around the World With Granny Sue, 7pm

July 20: School Librarians Conference, Barbour County, WV: Storytelling in Schools

July 21: Morgan County Public Library, Berkeley springs, WV: Asian Adventure, 10am

July 25: Princeton Public Library, Princeton, WV: Around the World with Granny Sue. Time TBA.

July 29: Gaslight Theatre, Sistersville.

October 22: Ghost Stories in the Park. Tygart Lake State Park, 6:00pm. Call 304-265-6149 for details.

November 19: Tellabration! Middleport, OH

December 8: Here We Come A-Caroling: Stories of the Songs of the Holidays. Granny Sue tells the stories of some of our favorite carols as well as some lesser-known songs and Charleston musician Jeff Seager leads the music. Listen, relax and sing along with us. 6:00pm at the Riverside Library, Belle, WV. Call 304-949-2400 for more information.

December 10: Here We Come A-Caroling: Stories of the Songs of the Holidays, Ripley Public Library, Ripley, WV. Granny Sue tells the stories of some of our favorite carols as well as some lesser-known songs and Charleston musician Jeff Seager leads the music. Listen, relax and sing along with us.6:00 pm at the library. Call 304-372-5343 for more information.

December 15: Private event

December 21: Highland Park Elementary School, Columbus, OH: school performance



2010:

January 27: Sistersville Library, Sistersville, WV. 12 noon. All about ghost stories! for adult book group.

May 15-16: Family reunion at Lost River State Park. How many Connellys will be there this year?

May 28: New Manchester, WV: storytelling for school "rewards" program. Private event.

May 29-30: Vandalia! I'll be storytelling and judging the Liar's Contest at West Virginia's cultural heritage festival that features old-time music and dance contests, storytelling, arts and crafts and much more. On the Capitol Grounds in Charleston, WV. Public event.

June 5: Romney, WV: Sheriff's Kids Kamp; ghost stories for a private event.

June 11: Ripley, WV: WV Writers Conference. Storytelling as part of an evening chautauqua with other writers and artists. This is going to be fun! Evening performance.

June 18-19: Glenville, WV: West Virginia State Folk Festival. Oral Traditions Tent will present writers, storytellers and poets. Public event.

June 23: Marlinton, WV: Allegheny Echoes Workshops Creative Writing Master. Presenting an afternoon writing workshop and evening performance of my writing. Evening is a public event.

June 26: Charleston, WV: Clay Center's Walker Theatre. Second presentation of the chautauqua performance from the WV Writer's Conference as part of FestivALL. Public event.

July 2: Ripley (10:00am) and Ravenswood (1:oopm), WV: Library Summer Reading presentations as part of the Stories at the River's Edge Series. Public events. Call 304-372-5343 for information.

July 19: Sistersville (noon) and St. Mary's (2:00pm), WV: Library Summer Reading presentations as part of the Stories at the River's Edge Series. Public events.

July 22: West Union (10:00 am) and Center Point (1:00pm): Lubrary Summer Reading program storytelling and craft programs. Public events.

July 25-29: Elkins, WV: Augusta Heritage Center Irish Week: learning about Irish ballad-singing and more. Can't wait for this!

August 6-7: Pittsburgh, PA: Three Rivers Storytelling Festival. I've been invited back as a featured teller for the 2010 festival. Public event.

October 2: Ripley, WV: Library ghost stories program for older kids, 7pm. Call 304-372-5343 for infomation. Public event.

October 4: Elderhostel storytelling, Cedar Lakes conference Center, Ripley, WV. Private event.

October 13-14: West Virginia Storytelling Festival, Jackson's Mill, Weston, WV. Event open to participating schools only.

October 16-17: Charleston, WV: WV Book Festival! Used book sale, storytelling, friends, authors--what's not to like? Public event. Call 304-343-4646 for details.

October 22: Tygart Lake State Park, Grafton, WV. Haunted Hayrides and Ghost Stories. Call 304-265-6148 for more information.

October 23: Ripley, WV: Haunting in the Hills-West Virginia Ghost Stories at the Alpine Theatre with three WV storytellers. 7:00pm. Public event.

October 28: Ghost Stories for children at Ravenswood (WV)Library. Call 304-273-5343 for more information. Public event.

October 30: Ripley (WV) Library, ghost stories and announcement of writing contest winners. 11:00 am Call 304-372-5343 for information. Public event.

November 6: Morgantown, WV: Tellabration! at the Gluck Theatre in te MountainLair. WV storytellers doing what they do best, telling great stories. 5-6:30 pm. Public event.

November 12-14: Kentucky Storytelling Conference, presenting my ballads workshop. Go to http://www.ksa.org/ for information.

November 18: Salem Elementary School, Salem, WV. All-day school event.

November 20: Tellabration! Tamarack Arts Center, Beckley, WV. 2pm. Free admission. Public event.

November 30: Poetry Reading, Princeton Public Library, Princeton, WV. 6:00pm. Public event.

December 11: Ripley, WV: Stories for the Season. Ripley Library. Details TBA.

December 16: Stories for the Season, Ripley, WV: Private event.


2009:

January 21: Columbus Speakeasy, SOCOTellers, 6-9pm. Featured teller.

February 28: Gallipolis, OH, storytelling at the Ariel theatre.

March 11-April 8: Puppet troupe training for Jackson County Library, Ripley, WV

April 3-5: Mountain State Storytelling Institute, Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV; workshops on blogging for storytellers

April 29: Book discussion group at Sistersville Library, Sistersville, WV 11:00 am

May 1-3: OOPS Storytelling Conference, Ohio: ballad workshop

May 9: Migration Celebration. Storytelling and crafts for children. Little Beaver State Park, Beaver, WV.

May 23: Vandalia Festival Storytelling Tent and Performance, Charleston, WV.

May 28: North Elementary Schoool, Elkins. Evening performance for Appalachian heritage program.

June 12-14: WV Writers Conference

June 19: Summer Reading Kickoff for Jackson County (WV) libraries Ripley and Ravenswood.

June 20: West Virginia State Folk Festival, Glenville, WV. Oral Traditions Tent organizer and presenter.

June 24: WV Ghost stories, Wood County (WV) Public Library, Parkersburg, WV

July 6: Summer Reading Program storytelling at Sistersville Library, Sistersville, WV

July 11: Tygart Lake State Park. Storytelling in the park.

July 22: Puppet-making workshop at Wood County Public Library, Parkersburg, WV

July 23: Puppet-making workshops and storytelling at Doddridge County (WV) Library and Center Point Library.

August 1st: Clifftop Appalachian String Band Festival, Clifftop, WV

August 5th: Summer FUNdamentals Camp for WV Rehabilitation Services.

August 12: Camp Believe Special Needs Camp

August 24: Elderhostel, Cedar Lakes Conference Center

August 26: Book Group presentation, New Martinsville Library

September 19: Appalachian Festival, Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Md. 1:30pm to 3:00pm. Featured performer: Jean Ritchie. Telling with Ellouise Schoettler and Katie Ross.

October 3-4: National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, TN to watch Bob McWhorter receive his award and work in the NSN tent.

October 6: Fairview Public Library, Fairview WV; storytime for toddlers and school event afternoon.

October 8: Hawk’s Nest State Park, presentation for tour group

October 10-11: WV Book Festival, Charleston, WV http://www.wvbookfestival.org/
Storytelling concert at 12 noon featuring ghost stories.

October 17: Hundred Library, Hundred, WV: Ghost Stories by the Campfire.

October 20-21: WV Storytelling Festival

October 24: Tygart Lake State Park, Grafton, WV: Scary Stories after Dark.

October 30: Athens (Alabama) Storytelling Festival Ghost Stories Concert featured teller. http://www.athensstorytellingfestival.com/

November 14: Tellabration! WVU Mountaineer Week, Morgantown, WV.

November 19-20: storytelling at Salem and Wilsonburg elementary schools for Appalachian Heritage studies

November 21: Tellabration! Middleport, Ohio

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2008 

January 16: SOCO Speakeasy, Columbus OH

February 27: Long Drain Elementary School, Hundred WV. (I'm the reward for good attendance)

March 21: Heritage Day, Scott Teays Elementary, Winfield, WV (private event)

April 4-6: Storytelling Institute, Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV. Presenting a session on Appalachian Ballads.

April 18: Baldwin Elementary, Manassas, VA. School program

April 19: Shepherdstown Library, Shepherdstown, WV 10:30am.

April 21: The Country Day School, Kearneysville, WV. School program.

April 22: Greenbrier Elementary, Lewisburg, WV. School program.

April 26: Appalachian Wordsmiths Writing Workshop, Ripley, WV: presenting a workshop on writing poetry

May 4: History in Review, Rowlesburg, WV. Public program.

May 10: Migration Celebration, Little Beaver State Park, Beckley, WV

May 16-17: My Family Reunion at Lost River State Park--fun!

May 19: Elderhostel, Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Ripley, WV

June 9-10: Storytelling for 4-H Camps in Hampshire, Pocahontas, and Pendleton counties in WV

June 13-15: WV Writers Conference, Ripley, WV. Just attending, not performing.

June 19-21: WV Folk Festival, Glenville, WV, emceeing and performing at the Oral Traditions tent and the singing tent.

June 22-27: Allegheny Echoes Workshops, Marlinton, WV

June 28: Tygart Lake State Park, Grafton, WV

June 30: Paden City and Middlebourne (WV) Library programs for Summer Reading

July 15: Sistersville Public Library, Sistersville, WV for summer reading program

July 23: Stories at the River's Edge. Featured teller for this year's festival. 10am at Middleport, OH and 1:30pm at Mason, WV. Call me for more information.

August 5: Summer Fun Camp. WV Rehabilitation Services, Camp Virgil Tate, WV. Private event.

August 7-10: National Storytelling Conference, Gatlinburg, TN--just attending, not presenting!

August 26: Elderhostel storytelling performance at Cedar Lakes, Ripley, WV

September 4-6: Southern Ohio Storytelling Festival, Chillicothe, OH, as a featured teller

September 13: Marion County Library, VA: Sherwood Anderson writing contest speaker; private event.

October 6: West Virginia University at Parkersburg Heritage Day storytelling presentation, Parkersburg, WV.

October 11-12: WV Book Festival, storytelling concert for children and panel discussion on storytelling for children.

October 11: Ghost Stories At the Alpine Theatre, Ripley, WV. Storytelling and music --what a great combination. 8pm. Tickets $5 children, students and seniors, $10 adults.

October 13: Elderhostel, Cedar Lakes conference Center, Ripley, WV. Storytelling for Elderhostel guests.

October 17: Storytelling at Slanesville and Augusta Elementary schools, Hampshire County, WV.

October 18: Capon Bridge Founders Day Celebration, Capon Bridge, WV. 11:00am--storytelling and finger puppet craft for children. Open to the public.

October 27: Ripley Public Library, Ripley WV.. Ghost stories for public program, 6pm.

October 27: Elderhostel, Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Ripley, WV. Storytelling for Elderhostel guests.

November 15: WVU Family Fun Day in Morgantown, WV.

November 15: Tellabration! in Morgantown, WV. 7pm, Mountainlair, WVU.

November 21-23: Tygart Lake State Park, attending a writing workshop with Colleen Anderson.

December 5: Storytelling for private school, Kearneysville, WV

January 21: Columbus Speakeasy, SOCOTellers, 6-9pm. Featured teller!