Places, Spaces, Listenings, Learnings & Tellings...

 LIBRARIES...    

  • Libraries are the hubs of their communities and it has been a pleasure to have brought the delicousness of storytelling to libraries, and their patrons throughout the Midwest and beyond including - Oregon, Iowa, Vermont, and Ireland.

  • A regular at Public Library Summer Reading Programs throughout the Midwest since 2010.

SCHOOLS...

  • School assemblies and classrooms: ages 4-17, 10-140 children. In the States, Scotland & Ireland. Myrtle Creek Elementary School, Artist In Residence Program. 1999. Fairfield and Libertyville Schools, Iowa, 2006. Chippewa Valley Montessori School 2013, Wabeno Elementary School 2013, Washburn Elementary School 2018.

  • Everyone Tells - Storytelling workshop with; Our Lighted Schoolhouse Program: Lake Superior Elementary, Ashland, WI; Washington Elementary and Kate Goodrich Elementary, Merrill, WI 2010-11; Medford Elementary & Holy Rosary Elementary, Medford WI – 2011: Title 1 Program: Wakonda Elementary, Menomonie WI – 2011: Youth Initiative High School, Viroqua, WI - 2015; Washburn Elementary School - 2018.

  • The Power of Storytelling to Effect Change in the World: Workshop; Northland College, Ashland WI. 2010 - 2013.

  • Guest instructor Thoreau College in Viroqua WI; Fall of 2019 & 2020

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT...

  • Northern Waters Library System - Workshop presenter - 2010

  • UW Stout Early Childhood Education Conference - Workshop presenter - 2012

  • Wisconsin Librarians Association Annual Conference - Guest speaker - 4/2019

PERFORMANCES & WORKSHOPS...

  • In collaboration with Burlington City Arts. I developed a storytelling outreach program, "Firehouse Tales" for the Burlington community. Spinning yarns and sharing historical anecdotes about the past, present and future of Burlington's Old Ethan Allen Fire Station. 2000-2001

  • A regular at Eugene, Oregon's Saturday Market, since 1995.

  • Cultural & Community Festivals: Oregon, Vermont, Wisconsin - 1996 - 2013

  • New World Festival, Randolph, VT. 1999-2001 & 2017

  • Opening act for Scottish folk musician Dougie MacLean. Eugene, OR 1997 

  • Cafes, pubs, galleries and bookstores from coast to coast and a few in between: Revelations, Firehouse Gallery, Border's Books, Purple Shutter Herbs, Gina's Pies are Square, Fool's Paradise, the SpOt and Art Beat Gallery to name a few.

  • Oregon Public Radio, KRUU fm (Fairfield, IA), KLCC (Eugene, OR), WDRT (Viroqua, WI) and BBC Radio Scotland.

  • M.U.M.’s Annual Irish Celebration 2004 - 2008.

  • Fairfield, Iowa’s First Friday Art Walk 2005-2009

  • Collaborating with world music band 6 Around One, performing in Duluth and Washburn, Wi – Spring 2010

  • Festivals: Featured storyteller at Eau Claire Storytelling Festival - 9/2013 & The Oxford Storytelling Festival, UK - 8/2018

  • House Concerts - Telling & spinning in living rooms with lively & life loving folks in all 4 directions. Rich & hearty experiences through story and poetry exploring; transformation, initiation, loss, silence & the mystery threaded between it all.

  • Weaving Worlds Story Circle - an online community since 2015

  • Various workshops live and live/online 2000-present including a regular presenter at The Christine Center  since 2016.