How I Got Here
In the summer of 2019 my dear friend Yvonne Mason introduced me to Jane Grass, an oral storyteller. When Jane shared a story, I was fascinated and wanted more. She suggested I look into the Baden Storytellers' Guild which I did. By mid-2020 the Baden Storytellers' Guild invited me to be a member and I joyously accepted. Since then, I have been learning more and more about oral storytelling with the Guild and beyond. It has been my pleasure as a member of the staff at St. Thomas Public Library to work with the programming team in raising awareness around oral storytelling in the library and the St. Thomas community.
I am also a member of Storytelling Toronto and Storytellers of Canada - Conteurs du Canada.
I have just completed the online Storytelling Toronto Master Class taught by Celia Lottridge.
In February of 2023, with Judy Caulfield agreeing to be my mentor, The Baden Storytellers' Guild nominated our pairing for the Emerging Storyteller Award and we have been selected as a recipient of the award.
Our work has begun in preparation for my attendance and performance at the SC-CC 2023 Annual Conference in Sudbury, Ontario.