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Storytelling Guild continues virtual concerts

4 presenters will be featured; the show is available on Webinar

This summer, the West Virginia Storytelling Guild will continue to offer  online storytelling performances. The free storytelling concerts are presented on Zoom the second Monday of each month. 

This month, the concert is set for July 13.  It will feature Mikalena Zuckett, president of the guild, as the emcee as well as four storytellers. 

The  lineup of tellers demonstrates how far the West Virginia Storytelling Guild reaches. Two of the tellers are from West Virginia, Karen Vuranch, of Fayetteville, and Gil Meyer, of Hampshire County. The other two tellers hail from neighboring states. Lyn Ford is from Columbus, Ohio, and Gail N. Herman lives in Massachusetts, but has connections to Garrett County, Md., which borders West Virginia. 

All four of the storytellers featured in July have  extensive careers in storytelling. Vuranch has performed throughout the United States  as a storyteller and with her living history characters, including Pearl Buck and Mother Jones. 

Meyer is a published novelist, writer and environmental activist. 

A fourth-generation storyteller, Ford is known nationally for her Affrilachian (African-American-Appalachian) stories and spooky tales. 

 Herman is a storyteller and educator, teaching storytelling arts to grades K-8 through university level.

The storytelling concerts are now on the Zoom platform known as Webinar. Event organizers said the Webinar platform provides more control. The audience is not seen, just the performers. 

Zoom is one of several platforms available for online group meetings. Those who do  not already have Zoom,  may go to and download the software. It will then direct you to join a meeting and you simply put in the Meeting ID number, 838-0709- 2956. Sometimes a password is required, but in the case of these concerts, no password will be required. However, if you do not have this capability on your computer or prefer to call in, you may call 312-626-6799 and enter the Meeting ID. 

 For more information about this storytelling concert or future events,  contact Vuranch at

To join, go to the website and enter the meeting number 838-0709-2956. There is no password needed. 

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