To My Readers and Friends I am putting my blog on hold for a while so I can regroup and focus my efforts with stronger purpose. If you have ever been in a position of trying to accomplish too much in the time available, you will appreciate what I am doing and why I am […]

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“Mom, I don’t see a puppet stage!” That’s what the boy said when I started one of my shows at a rural library in Nevada a few years back. It seems the librarian had billed the multicultural storytelling program as a puppet show. When I booked the program, I mentioned that I might bring along […]

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Every storyteller has a favorite approach to the process of learning and remembering a story to tell. Some storytellers use a combination of steps that work well for them. The one thing every storyteller I know seems to agree about is that learning and remembering a story does not mean memorizing it. A good storyteller […]

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If you are just starting out as a storyteller – volunteer or otherwise – and have agreed to a date for the storytelling, it’s time to start thinking about what to include in the show. Talk to the presenter and make sure you are clear about the following aspects of the show.  performance time(s) average age of the audience(s)  expected number of […]

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Thoughts About Developing a Theme-Related Show Years ago, as a mother with five young children, I became a volunteer storyteller for a small community in New Jersey, and I loved it! I didn’t realize it at the time, but those years with the library helped me learn other skills that eventually made it possible for me […]

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I was recently asked to provide a storytelling program for Family Reading and Math Night at a Title One Elementary School in Tucson, Arizona. The evening celebration proved to be a surprising and wonderful time for everyone involved. I hope other schools will seriously consider doing an interactive evening like this.   Students and parents brought […]

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