Works In Progress
popular series examining story elements and themes in tales from around
articles on European feativals and happenings.
specific stories, genres, and types of telling.
Tips and Programs
Reports on some of the best.
books, games, and other stuff.
Listen in as
a group of reviewers debate and discuss their reactions to the latest
by and about the late storyteller Joe Healy
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Heather is a storyteller from Canonsburg, PA. She especially likes to
tell folk and fairy tales from different cultures, but has also told
everything from ghost stories to historical fiction. She enjoys telling
to all ages and performs for schools, community groups, churches, and
anyplace where a storyteller is wanted!
Sam Yada Cannarozzi
Sam is an American born storyteller who has lived in France
for over 20 years.
Storyteller/Editor/Author Harlynne Geisler's web pages reveal
the Many hats that she wears at different times. If you want to know
more about her Story Bag; A National Storytelling Newsletter,
read the sample articles and find out how to enter a drawing for a free
subscription. If you're curious about her books and CD, check out their
pages. If you relish storytelling live, look at the pages that cover
all public storytelling events worldwide, including Harlynne's shows.
You can find her on-line at http://www.storybag.for-kids.com
Alan is a fulltime storyteller from Pittsburgh. He performs for children,
teens, adults, and his stories range from folktales and ghost stories
to Shakespeare and historical non-fiction. He is currently arranging
for performances of David: The King with churches, synagoges,
and other groups. He can be reached at (412) 521-6406.
Mike resides in West Deer Township, PA with his wife and two children.
He works in computer service sales. He’s been interested in stories
since childhood, and in the last four years he’s developed a serious
interest in telling. He has amateur standing, but he’s having fun.
Olivia is a long-time fan of storytelling from western Pennsylvania.
She loves hearing unusual stories in unusual settings.
Kathy is the Assistant Head of the Children's Department, Carnegie Library
of Pittsburgh. She enjoys telling stories to families, especially those
that get them to participate. Kathy plays the Appalachian dulcimer,
and sings with the Balkan Women's Ensemble in Pittsburgh.
Robert is a semi-professional storyteller, a free-lance writer, and
a disc jockey doing folk music and storytelling radio shows. He teaches
and has taught high school and college. His two areas of specialization
are: the history, literature and folktlore of the old west and oral
literature from wonder tales to urban legends.
Roland B. Vendeland
Roland speaks and trains and entertains through story and humor. When
not telling or collecting stories he also speaks and writes on career
Virginia L. Weeber
Virginia loves stories and loves to read. Whenever she can,
she reads to her family (husband Dave, David—age 10 and Susan—age 12),
travelling in the car and at home for bedtime. She works for the CCO
training campus ministry staff for the colleges and universities in
the tri-state area. Her main hobbies (besides reading) are running,
gardening, being a soccer mom, volunteering at her children's school
when she can, and being a part of a wonderful church and home Bible
Marie is a storyteller in Lancaster, PA, a founder of the Mid-Atlantic
Storytellers, and coproducer of the MAST Gathering and the 1996 National
Clare is a Children's Librarian in Pittsburgh. She has one husband,
one dog, one 4 year-old daughter, and lots of books.
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