| Karen Vuranch
So...who are the Potluck ladies?
Karen Vuranch, who has been called West Virginia’s First Lady of Storytelling, tours throughout the U.S. and internationally. She is well-known for her Appalachian and multi-cultural stories, as well as for her one-women plays, Coal Camp Memories and Homefront. Her living history performances include author Pearl S. Buck, labor organizer Mother Jones, and humanitarian Clara Barton. Visit Karen's website to find out more about her storytelling, plays, and living history performances.
Julie Adams is a singer/songwriter and, since 1983, featured vocalist for the internationally syndicated public radio show Mountain Stage, which is heard across the US and on Voice of America. She has performed with Kathy Mattea, Sarah McLachlan, Bruce Cockburn, Shawn Colvin, and many others. She has released five CDs, most recently Christmas Angel and Julie Adams and the Mountain Stage Band: Live, Volumes I and II.
Colleen Anderson is a writer, designer, and songwriter whose work has been published by Redbook and Arts & Letters, among others. Her songs have been featured on Mountain Stage and The Folk Sampler, and she has released two collections, Fabulous Realities and Going Over Home. With Julie Adams, she leads an annual songwriting workshop, Sources of Song, at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico. Colleen owns and operates Mother Wit Writing and Design, a creative studio in Charleston, WV. Visit Colleen's website to find out more about her many creative endeavors.
Karen, Julie, and Colleen are also available to lead workshops for your arts council, school, or organization. We have conducted workshops in songwriting, playwriting, storytelling, and poetry for all ages.