Festivals and Special Events

Canton, MO - Stories 'n Stones 2013

  Featured teller:

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St. Louis Storytelling Festival - Featured '92 and 2012; Regional teller since 1982; committee chair for Youth Concert

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New Salem Tall Tales Festival

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Illinois Storytelling Festival

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Fox Valley Folklife Festival

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Oral and Moral Storytelling Festival, Hannibal, MO

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Chinquapin Storytelling and Music Festival, Peoria, IL

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Witches' Brew, Mt. Vernon, IL

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Celtic Folk Life Festival, Cincinnati, OH

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Coffeyville, KS - Humanities Grant

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MO-Tell Festival in St. Charles, MO

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Belleville Festival of Stories - Co-artistic director and workshop leader

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Kansas City Story Celebration, Kansas City, KS and MO.

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Northlands Concerts, WS

          

                                                                            

                                                                                KC Story Concert 2011

Regional Teller

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Corn Island Storytelling Festival- Louisville, KY

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Story Celebration - Kansas City, MO

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NAPPS festival- Jonesborough, TN

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Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival Click HERE to see pic and article in SEMO paper

                                                                 

"Marilyn Kinsella told American Indian tales about monstrous beings and used suspense so skillfully that rows of startled students turned around quickly when a gust of wind whipped against the back of the tent."           April, 2008,

 

         Special Events

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        courtesy of Southeast Missourian, 2008

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Special Events: St. Louis Art Museum - special exhibits; Scott Joplin House;

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Wickliffe Mounds Archaeology Days- Wickliffe, KY; Angel Mounds, Evansville, IN: Dickson Mounds- Lewistown, IL; Bollinger Mill, MO

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Barnes Hospital "Women's Wellness Day;" "Arts Celebration Days"- Carbondale, IL; First Night in Springfield and Alton, IL; Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows- Belleville, IL (Earth Days and other special events);

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Many- Family reading nights, Scouting events, Young Authors, Holiday events, After dinner speaking, Senior Citizen Centers/Nursing Homes, Many library summer reading programs (IL, MO & IN) and special events, and Recreation and park districts. "Tellabrations!" in Metro-St. Louis area.

 
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Schools: travels to many elementary and pre-schools per year. Schools include - Rockwood School District - St. Louis; Springfield, Mt. Vernon, Robinson, Cairo, et al IL schools; St. Louis Public Schools; Parkway Schools,  St. Louis City, MO; Numerous private, including Catholic schools in the Metro-St. Louis area and Southern Illinois. Colleges - Lindenwood U, Belleville, IL; SEMO, Cape Girardeau, MO; UMSL; SWIC; St Charles Community College.

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