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Sheila Kay Adams as Teller-In-Residence at International Storytelling Center
October 25, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until October 29, 2016
Sheila Kay Adams shares stories from the small mountain community in Western North Carolina where she was born, and passes on the rich musical heritage of her ancestors. An accomplished banjo player and seventh generation ballad singer, she is also an author of several books and recordings. Her many awards include North Carolina’s highest award for the arts, the North Carolina Heritage Award, and the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts, the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship Award. Adams has performed across the nation and abroad, including appearances at the National Book and Smithsonian Folklife Festivals. “A delightful raconteur of mountain life. Her artistry conveys a powerful sense of family and place.” – North Carolina Arts Council