October 15-17, 2021. Forest Storytelling Festival. Online. https://www.clallamstorypeople.org/storytelling-festival/
February 21, 2020, “Around the Fire: A Storytelling Concert of Warmth and Wit,” Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon.
The Queen is dead. Long live the Queen. When I first heard or read that phrase I could not find the sense in it. If the Queen is dead, then how could she live long? But somewhere along the way, either reading or watching a movie about British royalty, I understood. The old queen has died. The new queen reigns. … Read More
May 8, 2020. Early Literacy Workshop, Chemeketa Regional Library Service
October 30, 2019. “Stories to Rattle Your Bones.” Storytelling at Sunriver Library and Downtown Bend Library, Deschutes Public Library
It’s a snow day here in central Oregon. And I mean a SNOW day. The prediction of 8-12 inches was achieved hours ago, and it’s still snowing. A lot. Constantly. I shoveled at least two feet of off the deck and within an hour it was covered with another 4″. So, being the courageous mountain woman that I am, I … Read More
It was storytime. Specifically, it was storytime for toddlers. I had a room full of curious, energetic 18-16 months-old children with their care givers, approximately 60 total. The music of Laurie Berkner was playing to get them in the mood for stories about cats. “The cat came back/We thought he was a goner….” Sounds morbid, but it’s actually quite fun, … Read More
I am sitting in my daughter’s room, staring at the book shelf. The room is organized, colorful and quiet, as are the books, a perfect reflection of her personality and charm. (Her godmother described her as “a quiet spirit with the eye of a tiger.”) On the top of the shelf are toys from Vietnam, revealing her heritage.. Her high … Read More