ask questions before I come and
listen while I am working. I use my large pool of stories to
make meaningful connections.
I provide a variety of story experiences. During a program,
I will tell thinking stories, stories that may bring laughter,
stories that might invite singing, stories that may even be
sad. Everyone comes to a storytelling program with rich and
varied life experiences. I try to make my programs rich and
varied as well.
I value the community and the individuals with whom
I work. I love being a member, while I am working with you, of your
school or group. I find the values I encounter and the individuals
I meet instructive and often inspiring.
The stories I tell are a combination of folktales
and original stories. They explore the theme of how we belong…to
each other, to ourselves and to the places we live. Recently,
I have been using string stories in my programs. String figures
and stories are as old as time and are told using a simple
piece of string. Every culture around the world has this type
of story in its past. For my programs, these stories fit right
I have been a teacher, a school librarian and a parent. I
know about schools. I have worked cooperatively with principals
and teachers to facilitate literature and research from preschool
up through middle school. I have also been a sister, a daughter
and a friend. I know from the inside out about the power of
the oral tradition because I’ve been telling and making
stories for twenty years. I know from the outside in how storytelling
works its magic, as well, because I have been a story listener
from the time I was little, and I haven’t stopped yet.
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