Career Highlights  



Parents’ Choice Gold Award (audio)
     Still a bit of sugar but even MORE SPICE
     Trickster Tales from around the world
Storytelling World Award Honors
     “Three Coins” from Ladies’ Night Out (audio)
     String Things… stories, games and fun! (video)
American Library Association Notable Recording (audio)
     Voices on the Wind
Dove Foundation Seal of Approval
Film Advisory Board Award of Excellence
and iParenting Media Award
     StoryWatchers Club – Keys to Imagination (video)

Over 3,200  Performances
1985 to present

Senior Centers, Elementary, Middle, and High Schools, Libraries and Hospitals including Residential and Correctional Facilities

State Parks and National Forest campgrounds

Radio and Cable Television


Concert Emcee


Performance Highlights

Michigan Arts and Humanities Touring Program – 1994 to present

National Storytelling Festival Exchange Place (Jonesborough, TN)

Northlands Storytelling Network Conference  (Wisconsin & Iowa)
   Cabaret, Ghost Story & Evening Concerts – Repeat Performer

National Storytelling Association Conference (Indianapolis, IN)
   Regional Concert

Michigan’s Great Outdoors Culture Tour (Four seasons)
   Michigan Facts & Fables
   Beaver – Michigan’s Gold Rush

Detroit Institure of Arts (Detroit, MI)

   Sugar or Spice? – Stories of gutsy girls and wise women
   Beastly Delights – Animals of the Ancient World
   Splendors of Ancient Egypt
   Woven Splendor 500 years of European Tapestries

Storytelling Festival at The Ark (Ann Arbor, MI)
   Repeat Performer and Festival Emcee

Jackson Storyfest (Jackson, MI)
   Repeat Performer

Albuquerque Public Library (Albuquerque, NM)
   15 branches

Jungle Tales – An Urban Storytelling Festival (Minneapolis, MN)

Corn Island Storytelling Festival (Louisville, KY)
   Repeat Performer

Northern Prairie Storytelling Festival (Sioux Falls, SD)

Renaissance City Storyfest (Detroit, MI)

Michigan State Fair (Detroit, MI)

Great Lakes International Storytelling Festival (Detroit, MI)

Michigan Renaissance Festival (Holly, MI)


Michigan, the Midwest, and National

Intermediate School District and site based Teacher In-service

National Storytelling Conference

Northlands Storytelling Network Regional Conference

Wayne State University

University of Michigan

Eastern Michigan University


National Storytelling Conference
   Fringe @ the NSN – initial concept proposal, selection and organizing committee (1995- present)

   Beyond the Sword Maiden  (Kansas City, MO)
   Michigan Chautauqua Historical Storytelling Project  (Denver, CO)
   Airing Out the Attic – Breathing New Life into Old Tales  (Kansas City, MO)
   Woven Splendor – Storytelling at the Detroit Institute of Arts  (Indianapolis, IN)
   A Trickster Up Your Sleeve  (Atlanta, GA)
   Tying It All Together – Using String Stories in Ann Arbor Schools  (San Antonio, TX)

Northlands Storytelling Network Conference
   Hero vs Heroine…. Beyond the Sword Maiden
   String Things… stories, games and fun!
   Women’s Work: Spinning Straw into Gold – Textile Imagery in Folktales
   A Trickster Up Your Sleeve
   Airing Out the Attic: Breathing new life into old tales

Sharing the Fire
     (League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling)
   Hero vs Heroine….  Beyond the Sword Maiden
   A Trickster Up Your Sleeve

Rocky Mountain Storytelling Conference  (Denver, CO)
   Beyond the Sword Maiden

University of Wyoming Summer Institute (Laramie, WY)
   String Stories… stories, games and fun!

Michigan Reading Association State Conference
   So Many Stories… So Little Time
   Storytelling… 3D Photography – Creating Vivid Images
   A Trickster Up Your Sleeve

Michigan Council for the Social Studies State Conference
   Storytelling… 3-D Photography – Bringing History to Life!

Michigan Foster and Adoptive Parents Association State Conference
   Storytelling Basics for Parents


Original adaptation “Anansi the Spider” included in String Stories – A Creative, Hands-On Approach for Engaging Children in Literature, Belinda Holbrook editor, Linworth Publishing, 2002.