storytelling

Drama Is Fun! (Irrespective of Ability)

Yesterday was my last Poetry through Theater workshop with the third graders of Cleveland Metropolitan School District. And as I finished up the class, I closed it as I do each one by asking the students to share something that they’d learned during our time together. One boy at the back of the room raised… Read more »

Mesi: Paying Tribute To An Incomparable Storyteller

Yesterday I received the sad news that a dear woman I know has passed away. That woman was Damn, whom I met on my trip to Haiti three years ago. I actually stayed in her home on my visit, getting to know her and her husband, her daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren and even nephews. She was… Read more »

Change for Haiti: 5th Graders Making a Difference

At the end of last year, I received a grant from Arts In Stark to take one of my storytelling programs to the 5th graders at Stinson Elementary in Canal Fulton. One of the things that I love about telling folktales from around the world is the chance to get students interested in other cultures,… Read more »