I love telling stories to people young & old. There's nothing more satisfying than to see folks in an audience who have entered into a story & become part of it.
About 17 years ago I took a storytelling class in Kansas City. I learned a folktale & tried it out on my 1st grade class. To my delight I found that by putting the book down & telling a story an immediate positive bond was formed between my students & myself. I was hooked. On weekends & during the summer I started getting offers to do paid performances at some area libraries & then began to tell to adult audiences.
Since then I have developed an extensive repetoire of original stories, my own versions of folktales & stories based on literature. In the spring of 2000 I left teaching to become a full time performer & have been on the road visiting many states in the U.S. Recently I did a storytelling tour in Ireland!
When telling to the very young I use lots of music & audience participation. For older kids & adults I have some great funny pieces, ghost stories & inspirational stories. I also write music & bring my banjo along for a song or two.
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org 785-271-1982 or 785-640-8845
KANSAS STORYTELLING FESTIVAL: www.kansasstorytelling.com
KEARNEY AREA STORYTELLING FESTIVAL: http://kearneystorytellingfestival.org
Kansas City's River & Prairie Storytellers: http://riverandprairiestoryweavers.weebly.com/
National Storytelling Network: http://www.storynet.org