I’ve got a bad case of storylove.
And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I was introduced to storytelling in library school and immediately was smitten. Upon graduating, I began working as elementary school librarian where I had a built-in and enthusiastic audience. This was a great training ground for learning and practicing a variety of stories.
During this time, I was also introduced to biblical storytelling. It became a bridge for me to explore telling stories to adults. These days I work as a reference/theological librarian and have had many rewarding experiences telling sacred stories to members of the Earlham College community.
For the past ten years, I have given workshops for educators, college students, lay people, and clergy interested in telling stories themselves. I have also been expanding my practice of storytelling to include solo performance and radio essays. I am excited about my latest storytelling project, Rivertown Dispatch–and how it allows me to explore the very nature of storytelling.
To me some of the most magical words remain: “Once upon a time….”