Stage performance workshop for poets and storytellers at Trade & Lore, Aug. 16

Press release:

David Joe Miller Presents a Stage Performance Workshop for Poets and Storytellers at Trade & Lore Coffeehouse, 37 Wall Street in downtown Asheville on Wednesday August 16th at 7:30pm. Tickets are 29.00 online or 34.00 at the door on the night of the show.

Two internationally touring spoken word artists, Adam Booth and Sheila Arnold Jones, will teach stage performance and etiquette, microphone usage, how to best work with emcees and producers, basic sound and lighting knowledge and more. If you are interested in spoken word stage performance, either as a career or hobby, then this workshop is a must. Both Sheila and Adam have had years of experience on stages all over the world. This workshop is best suited for poets and storytellers as well as writers and comedians. Producer and storyteller, David Joe Miller will be on hand as well as Moth Storytelling Champion, Pete Koschnick, to answer questions.

This will be a working workshop so please arrive prepared to step up on Trade & Lore’s stage for instruction and guidance.

Adam Booth is a four time winner of the West Virginia Liars Contest and has appeared at the National Storytelling Festival and International Storytelling Center numerous times. He is an internationally touring spoken word artist and musician, educator and event producer. He’s won two Parents Choice Silver Honor Awards and two Storytelling World Awards. He currently resides in West Virginia where produces a spoken word series entitled “Speak.”

Sheila Arnold Jones, of Hampton, VA. is an accomplished storyteller, teaching artist and historic character interpreter. She’s been a program coordinator at Colonial Williamsburg for several seasons and is also a veteran of the National Storytelling Festival and International Storytelling Center stages in Tennessee. She is the lead performer and CEO of History’s Alive.

For more information contact David Joe at or

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall has lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. She is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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