Presenters and Performers

Glenda BoninGlenda Bonin
Workshop Presenter

Glenda has been a professional storyteller since 1996. Her storytelling work is remarkable for incorporating skills accumulated through her work as a former clown, magician, and puppeteer. She currently performs storytelling programs in senior living communities.

Laura DealLaura Deal
Olio Performer

Laura Deal (www.laurakdeal.com) volunteers with Spellbinders, and has won Boulder, Colorado’s storytelling slam, “Truth Be Told.” Hear her stories at http://storystorypodcast.com or on her CD, “The Diffendaffer Taffy Cafe and Other Stories.” Laura performed as a Timp Tell finalist at the 2018 Timpanogos Storytelling Festival. She also interprets dreams.

Pam FaroPam Faro
Session Performer

Storyteller Pam Faro has performed and taught since 1988 across the US and overseas in Australia, Wales, England, Canada, Germany, and Italy. She tells folktales, bilingual cuentos, and personal/historical stories. Pam offers dynamic, interactive workshops on interfaith storytelling, introductory to advanced storytelling skills, biblical storytelling, and more.

Mark GoldmanMark Goldman
Workshop Presenter

Mark Goldman teaches Storytelling at Glendale Community College in Phoenix, AZ; coaches other tellers; and presents workshops. His weekly E-Newsletter, www.storytellermark.com, highlights tellers and events, and provides “Tips and Tidbits” about storytelling. He is the author of Storytelling Tips: Creating Crafting and Telling Stories, distributed through Parkhurst Brothers Publishers.

Yvonne HealyYvonne Healy
Workshop Presenter, Olio Performer

A 40+year veteran artist-educator, Yvonne taught the art and application of storytelling and performing skills for the Michigan Humanities Council, Wolf Trap Arts in Education Program, and storytelling and professional groups. Sponsors for her workshops include University of Michigan, International Reading Association, National Storytelling Network, and Butterball Farms, the folks who invented fat-injected turkeys.

Maureen KorteMaureen Korte
Workshop Presenter

Maureen tells stories of every genre to every age and culture. She teaches at schools, universities, to lawyers, medical people, clergy, and teachers. She uses sign language, accent, costume, puppets, and paper folding and cutting. She is a playwright, theater director, actor, and storyteller. She travels the world performing and researching.

Julie MossJulie Moss
Workshop Presenter

Julie Moss became a storyteller and educator following a childhood filled with stories. She used storytelling for over 30 years as a teacher and librarian working with students from pre-K through high school. She strives to continually evolve her skills and knowledge, and learned much in preparing this workshop. Story remains a fulfilling part of Julie’s life.

Elaine MurayElaine Muray
Workshop Presenter, Session Performer

Elaine Muray’s unique and sometimes highly-physical style of storytelling has garnished her performances and workshops at national and international festivals and conferences, as well as international schools in Asia and South America. Her new DVD, “Embodied and Enchanted” took the acclaimed Storytelling Resource Award. www.embodiedvoicestoryarts.com

Carolina Quiroga-StultzCarolina Quiroga-Stultz
Concert Performer

Carolina Quiroga-Stultz is a Bilingual Storyteller Performer and Podcaster, who graduated in 2013 with a Masters in Storytelling from the East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Her large repertoire of bilingual stories, explores the Native and Afro-Latin American and Hispanic Myths, Legends and Mysteries ranging from El Río Bravo to La Patagonia. Her bilingual storytelling enchants her audiences with her compelling mannerisms and the passion she brings to each story.

She has performed at several regional festivals and Conferences in Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Kansas City, and also at numerous schools, libraries, universities and colleges to culturally and socially diverse audiences.

Susan Scott-StevensSusan Scott-Stevens
Olio Performer

According to a high school vocation test, Susan Scott-Stevens was suited for work as a forest ranger, college professor, medium, or spy.  Merging those career options, she became an applied anthropologist.  Little did she know that her true calling lay in the art of storytelling.  Susan currently lives, writes, and tells stories in Boulder, Colorado.

Dave Starr
Olio Performer

Dave is our 2018 RMS Story Slam Winner.

 

John StansfieldJohn Stansfield
Olio Performer

For forty years, storyteller and author John Stansfield has recounted stories from the American West and the world.  A former classroom teacher, John has shared stories with more than a million people nationwide (not all at once) and is the founder of the Rocky Mountain Storytelling Festival.

He reenacts the lives of national park pioneers Enos Mills and John Otto, as well as Charles Fox Gardiner, frontier physician.  He authored biographies, Enos Mills: Rocky Mountain Naturalist and John Denver: Man for the World(Filter Press 2005, 2008, respectively).  His book Writers of the American West: Multicultural Learning Encounters (Teacher Ideas Press, 2002) earned a Colorado Authors’ League Award and was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. His newest book, Rocky Mountain Stories To Read Aloud or Alone, is pending publication.

Angel VigilAngel Vigil
Concert Performer

Angel Vigil is an accomplished author, performer, theatre director, and educator. He is the author of six award-winning books on Hispanic and Western arts and culture. Angel is also the Colorado State Heritage Artist for Hispanic storytelling, specializing in the traditional stories of the Hispanic Southwest and Mexico. He has performed, directed and taught in theatre, dance and the circus arts. He also has appeared at national storytelling festivals throughout the United States.

Liz WeirLiz Weir
Keynote, Workshop Presenter, Concert Performer

Liz Weir is an Irish storyteller with an international reputation. She has performed on five continents appearing in venues from the Vanderbilt Hall of New York’s Grand Central Station to libraries in Australia, from prisons in Canada to London’s Royal Albert Hall. Having started her career as Children’s Librarian for the City of Belfast, she saw firsthand the healing power of storytelling to bring communities together. Liz was the first winner of the International Storybridge Award from the National Storytelling Network, which cited her “exemplary work promoting the art of storytelling,” and has recently been be appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the UK’s New Year 2019 Honours List for her services to the arts and education.

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