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Readings by David Selby
June 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pmFree
David Selby was born and raised in Morgantown, West Virginia. He received B.S. and M.A. degrees from West Virginia University and a Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University.
He is an honorary member of the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center’s Advisory Board, has worked with the Governor’s Honor Academy, and has made many guest appearances around the state of West Virginia.
David is a member of the Cleveland Play House Hall of Fame, and, in 1999, he received the Millennium Recognition Award from The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C. David and his wife, Chip, fund a guest artist series at West Virginia University.
In 1989, he was honored as a distinguished alumnus of West Virginia University, and, in May 1992, he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the College of Communications and Fine Arts at Southern Illinois University. He was given the first Life Achievement Award from the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts in 1998, and he received an honorary doctorate from West Virginia University in 2004.
David and Chip ran a summer children’s musical theatre in New York for ten years before moving to Los Angeles. He has directed numerous programs with youth and has volunteered with scouting and youth sports programs. David serves on several nonprofit boards in Los Angeles and is very active in his local church.
Tuesday, June 23
Join stage and screen actor, author, and WV native David Selby for readings from several books and books of poetry…several of which, David has authored himself! His upbringing and life in WV continues to provide inspiration with his work.
After the premiere, this reading will be available on FestivALL’s YouTube Channel for the duration of FestivALL (June 14-28)