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 and 2015 Los Altos Library Story Fest.
On November 18, 2015 The Los Altos Town Crier featured me in their holiday magazine section. They included an online link to three original Hanukkah tales and made a city-wide coloring contest out of my book, Latke Lad, written and illustrated decades ago.
During October and November, 2015, I taught a 4-week course on storytelling to 7 librarians in the Sunnyvale Public Library, and created a childrn's storytelling troupe of eleven children ages 7-10 called "Young Voices in Storytelling." They will continue telling with the children's staff.
I teach storytelling classes to adults at Avenidas Center in Palo Alto and I taught 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.
I also wrote the words and music to a 2015 production of JEANS! The Musical. Watch for it. Caryn Yacowitz and Diane Claerbout wrote the book. Jeremy Erman did the music arrangements. It's a celebration of the invention of jeans and of the immigrants who made it happen: Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis.