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Friday January 22nd - All day residency at Rochester Elementary School in Topeka, Kansas
Friday, January 22nd - Public performance of Kansas stories at the Topeka and Shawnee County Library 7:00 pm
Wednesday, January 27th - Express Yourself: Storytelling and Spoken Word event at the Topeka and Shawnee County Library
Wednesday, February 24th - Storytelling performance at Jay Shideler Elementary School in Topeka, Kansas
Wednesday, February 24th - Express Yourself: Storytelling and Spoken Word event at the Topeka and Shawnee County Library 7
Friday, March 11th - Free State Story Slam at The Lawrence Fine Arts Center in Lawrence, Kansas 7:30 pm
Wed - Friday March 16th-18th - Featured performer at the Heartland Storytelling Festival in Beatrice, Nebraska
Thursday March 17th - St. Patrick's Day program at The Kensington Apartments in Beatrice Nebraska 6:00 pm
Wednesday, March 23rd - Express Yourself: Storytelling and Spoken word event at the Topeka and Shawnee County Library
Friday April 1st - Perform for 2nd grade classes at Auburn Elementary School in Auburn, Kansas 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Monday, April 4th - Perform for Kindergarten classes at Farley Elementary School in Topeka, Kansas 9:15 am and 1:00 pm
Tuesday, April 5th - Perform for 2nd grade class at Farley Elementary School 2:45 pm
Thursday April 7th - Perform for Kindergarten classes a Farley Elementary School 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Friday April 8th - Free State Story Slam at The Lawrence Arts Center in Lawrence, Kansas 7:30 pm
Tuesday, April 12 - Perform for 1st grade class at Farley Elementary School 10:35 am
Wednesday, April 13th - Perform for Kindergarten class at Farley Elementary School 1:00 pm
Wednesday, April 20th - Friday April 22nd - Featured performer at Frontier Days Festival in Choctaw, Oklahoma.
Wednesday, April 27th - Express Yourself: Storytelling and Spoken Word at the Topeka and Shawnee County Library 7:00 pm
Tuesday, May 3rd - Recording session with students from Jay Shideler Elementary in Topeka.
Tuesday, May 10th - Performance at the Lexington Park Retirement Apartments in Topeka at 2:00 pm
Thursday, May 12th - Performance for William's Magnet School Family Night in Topeka
Wednesday, May 25th - Express Yourself: Storytelling and Spoken Word at the Topeka and Shawnee County Library 7:00 pm
Wednesday, June 1st - Summer Reading Performance at the Centralia Community Library in Centralia, KS 10:00 am
Friday, June 10th - Featured performer at the Ghost Story Concert at the Spirit of Oklahoma Storytelling Festival 9:00 pm. Also telling at the Thursday night Story Slam and the Saturday Tall Tale Contest.
*Post note: I won 2nd place at the Story Slam event and 3rd place at the Tall Tale contest!
Wednesday, June 22nd - Summer School performance Park Hill School district at Hawthorne Elementary School in Kansas City,
Saturday, July 16th - Featured performer at the MoTell Liars Contest in Columbia, Missouri.
Thursday, July 21st - Saturday, July 23rd National Storytelling Conference in Kansas City
Saturday, July 23rd - Featured teller at the Mosquito Radio Hour. (Part of the Kansas City Fringe Festival.)
Tuesday, July 19th - Two Irish programs for the All Souls Unitarian Church in Kansas City, Missouri
Friday, July 29th - Community Storytelling Program For the city of Clay Center, Kansas
Thursday, August 18th - all school assembly for Centre USD 297 in Lost Springs, Kansas
Wednesday, October 5th - Program for public speaking class at Washburn University
Friday, October 7th - 6th grade assembly at Good Shepard School in Shawnee, Kansas
Tuesday, October 11th - One woman Ghost Stories Concert for Independence, Kansas Public Library
Thursday, October 20th - Primary Assembly program at Holy Spirit School in Lenexa, KS
Monday, October 24th - Kindergarten Program at Arbor Creek School in Olathe, KS
Tuesday, November 1st - Program for inmates at Lansing Penitentiary
November 2nd - November 5th - Performing at various locations for Kansas City Storytelling Celebration
Sunday Evening November 6th - House Concert Performance with Tim Tingle
Friday, December 16th - All day residency at Bourbon Elementary in Uniontown, KS
Monday December 19th - All day residency at Pauline Central Elementary School in Topeka, KS
Tuesday, December 20th - All day residencey at Auburn Elementary School in Auburn, KS
March 2nd - 3rd - Featured Teller at The Heartland Storytelling Festival in Beatrice, NB
April 20-22nd. Featured performer at Choctaw Frontier Days in Choctaw, Oklahoma
April 26th - Featured teller at the Franklin County Literature Festival in Ottawa, Kansas
I have developed an extensive repetoire of original stories, my own versions of folktales & stories based on literature. In the spring of 2000 I left teaching to become a full time performer & have been on the road visiting many states in the U.S. Recently I did a storytelling tour in Ireland!
When telling to the very young I use lots of music & audience participation. For older kids & adults I have some great funny pieces, ghost stories & inspirational stories. I also write music & bring my banjo along for a song or two.
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org 785-271-1982 or 785-640-8845