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Program Presenters: Storytellers

A list of presenters that may be available in Clinton, Essex, and/or Franklin County for programs and events.

Karen Glass

Karen Glass

Type: Storyteller

About: Director of Keene Valley Library Association.

Website: N/A

Email: kglass477@gmail.com

Phone: (518) 576-2058

Address: Keene Valley, NY

Fee: Contact for details

Karen Pillsworth

Karen Pillsworth

Type: Storyteller

About: "She has performed in libraries, camps, churches, parks, schools, historic sites and at festivals. She is regularly featured at Mohonk Mountain House and has shared her stories on WAMC National Public Radio.

"She has also conducted storytelling workshops and made keynote addresses in venues in the Northeast.

"As Storyteller Laureate, it is Karen’s honor and privilege to serve the people of Kingston by sharing her stories at events throughout the city and helping raise funds for various organizations." - from http://www.karenpillsworth.com/

Website: http://www.karenpillsworth.com/

Email: kpstories@aol.com

Phone: (914) 388-6212

Address: 136 Foxhall Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401

Fee: $325

Kate Messner

Kate Messner

Type: Storyteller/Local Author

About: "Kate Messner is an award-winning author whose books for kids have been New York Times Notable, Junior Library Guild, IndieBound, and Bank Street College of Education Best Books selections. The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. was the winner of the 2010 E.B. White Read Aloud Award for Older Readers. Kate also spent fifteen years teaching middle school and earned National Board Certification in 2006.  She lives on Lake Champlain with her family and loves spending time outside, whether it’s kayaking in the summer or skating on the frozen lake when the temperatures drop." - from http://www.katemessner.com/about-me-2/

Website: www.katemessner.com

Email: N/A

Phone: N/A

Address: P.O. Box 1857, Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Fee: Contact for details

Kristen Hotaling

Kristen Hotaling

Type: Storyteller/Local Author

About: "Kristen Hotaling was born in Willsboro, New York. A graduate of Plattsburgh State University, she has always been a business minded individual. After college, she became a proprietary business owner of her own bait & tackle shop, following in her father's footsteps. Besides her strong business background, Kristen has always had a creative side. Over the years Kristen never hesitated to express herself through works of art; such as painting, acting, and writing. The Lonely Christmas Tree is Ms. Hotaling's first novel." - from https://www.amazon.com/Kristen-Hotaling/e/B019407AE0/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

Website: N/A

Email: khota003@gmail.com

Phone: (518) 569-5006

Address: Willsboro, NY

Fee: Contact for details

Shaundra Bartlett Lerman

Shaundra Bartlett Lerman

Type: Author/Illustrator

About: "Shaundra Bartlett Lerman felt the calling to illustrate from a very early age- two, to be exact. She spent her early childhood days sitting at a tiny table creating works of art and then dictating stories to her parents to record alongside them on the paper. It wasn’t until she moved into a home in the quiet country with her husband and cats that the idea for Bartlettberry Briar began to seriously take shape. Two white birch trees on the front lawn greet her every morning through the window, and at night in a full moon they stand calmly in the light. These two birch trees were the original inspiration for the briar, followed by a particularly large squirrel who stops by when the weather is agreeable. Shaundra hold degrees in Public Communications from The College of Saint Rose and in Graphic Design from The Sage College of Albany. In order to create Peaches and her friends, she became a self-taught painter. Shaundra wrote ‘Peaches Bakes A Pie’ for those of who love animals, for those at any age who take joy in getting lost in an illustrated tale, and for those who believe in instilling timeless values to children." - from https://www.amazon.com/Peaches-Bakes-Shaundra-Bartlett-Lerman/dp/1614683522

Website: Shuandra Bartlett Lerman on Facebook

Fee: Contact for details

Stan Ransom

Stan Ransom

Type: Storyteller/Musical

About: "Stan Ransom, The Connecticut Peddler, is a folk musician who specializes in singing and playing the guitar, the hammered dulcimer, the mandolin and autoharp and six and twelve string guitars. He also plays bowed psaltery, tenor banjo and dombek." - from http://www.stanransom.com/biography.aspx

Website: http://www.stanransom.com/

Email: sransom@northnet.org

Phone: (518) 563-5719

Address: Plattsburgh, NY

Fee: Contact for details

The Storycrafters

The Storytellers

Type: Storyteller/Musical

About: "Barry Marshall, and Jeri Burns, PhD have been working together as The Storycrafters since 1991, and have been storytellers for even longer than that. In addition to their work as performers, Jeri and Barry are therapeutic storytellers at the Stamford CT Hospital psychiatric unit, and were adjunct college faculty at Southern CT State University. Jeri is adjunct college faculty at SUNY New Paltz, and communication coach of public defenders for the New York State Defenders' Institute, Albany NY. Barry is sound engineer and producer of storytelling recordings at Our Old House Studio, Hudson NY." - from http://www.storycrafters.com/Bio.html

Website: www.storycrafters.com

Email: info@storycrafters.com

Phone: (518) 672-7664

Address: 82 Summit St., Hudson, NY 12534

Fee: Contact for details

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