Dan Kehde: A Tale of Haunting

Dan Kehde, Charleston author and playwright, offers this excellent tale of a childhood haunting.

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Summer Storytelling Workshop Offered At Glenville State University

Glenville State University is offering West Virginia high schoolers an opportunity to explore storytelling traditions this summer.

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Singing The News: Ballads Tell A Tale Of Community

The famous Civil War-era ballad “Tom Dooley” has everything: love triangle, a grisly murder, a manhunt and a hanging. A version of this song by the Kingston Trio struck a universal chord 60 years ago when it topped the Billboard charts. Inside Appalachia Folkways reporter Heather Duncan is a native of Wilkes County, North Carolina, where the song unfolds. She recently explored why ballads like ‘Tom Dooley’, based on real tragedies and real people, have such staying power.

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Shepherd’s New Storyteller In Residence Will Bring Appalachian Tales To The World

Shepherd University has named a native West Virginian to its first “storyteller-in-residence” position, with an eye on sharing Appalachian folklore with…

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