Teaching the Importance of and the Art of Oral Storytelling and Telling Tales to the Young and the Young at Heart

  With Enid Davis, MLS


Upcoming Storytelling Programs

The Importance  of Storytelling

Folktales Around the World

Personal Stories

Plays & Things

Staged Readings

Insider's Guide to "Into the Woods," the Movie

Reference  Letters



I am a retired Library Director of The Harker School (Pre-K -12) in San Jose,California.

In addition, I spent 18 years as a children's librarian with the Santa Clara County Library District in Northern California.

I served as the committee chair for the successful 2014 Los Altos Library Storytelling Festival. I am chair of the 2015 festival as well. (11/7 - 1 PM - 5 PM)

In 2014 I wrote and directed two staged readings of Jewish folktales at the Palo Alto Jewish Community Center with community seniors.

In 2015 I taught a storytelling class at Avenidas in Palo Alto. I just completed teaching a storytelling course to librarians at The Harker School.

I am the host and organizer of the Los Altos Library Storytelling Club for Adults & Teens.(Meets 4th Thursday of the month from 7PM-8 PM. A variety of tellers entertain with traditional folk tales and personal stories. Free.)

I am the creator of The Ogre Awards, an annual 2nd grade Harker School musical production,starring fairy tale characters. I also write my own plays, songs, and lyrics.

I know I am a storyteller. Now,I want you to explore with me the opportunity and fun of becoming a storyteller, too!

I can coach you in selling yoursef while using a story narrative. I can help with the writing and with your personal presentation.

This highly professional service is available for reasonable fees depending on each particular program.

I give workshops on how to tell the folk and fairy tales of the world to educators, students, and parents in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.

I am also available to tell stories in all community settings.