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.