LEC: What does your presentation include?
JAN ANDREWS: I will be telling traditional folktales, some from my books, some not. I’ll be talking about the learning of stories, their importance and the work of being a storyteller. I’ll give hints as to how my listeners can tell stories themselves. I’ll also answer questions – lots and lots and lots.
AUBREY DAVIS: I tell stories from my own books together with traditional tales, jokes, riddles and language play from different times and places. I love tales that entertain and stretch your mind and make you think..tales with many layers...
BERNICE GEI-YING HUNE: May is Asian Heritage month in Canada. With a map of the world as well as items of bamboo, silk, iron and mulberry paper on view, I'll tell tales about the intriguing objects on hand, actively engaging the audience. I develop each presentation based on the age level and interests of the school community.
I frame the ‘formal’ tales by telling about my family’s spirited pioneer background. With older children, I recall the whispers of adults who protected me from harsher times; with younger children, I put on my lucky red shoes for mischief and adventure. I like to wrap-up with questions, letting the students have a closer look at the silk cocoons, iron spike and other items. I also bring hand-outs for teachers.
SHOSHANA LITMAN: My repertoire features participatory stories of all kind, including the ever popular Robert Munsch who has said he "....would be honored to have (me)tell (his) stories," as well as fun, action tales by retired Seattle librarian, Margaret Read MacDonald, leading American storyteller, Peninnah Schramm and other authors and song writers. I also have stories and songs that are my own unique adaptations of traditional tales and original melodies. Because I have a degree in Environmental Science, several of my stories have ecological themes expressed in fun, engaging ways. Please visit my website for more details.