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. On July 31 to Aug 4, 2018 Carolina was a TELLER IN RESIDENCE at INTERNATIONAL STORYTELLING CENTER – Jonesborough, Tennessee.
She is the creator of the podcast Tres Cuentos Podcast. A bilingual storytelling podcast, dedicated to the traditional narratives of Latin America. Tres Cuentos explores the myths, legends and folktales told all across the Hispanic, Indigenous and Afro-Latin American world.
Elisa began her storytelling career by working for ten years as a Storyteller in Residence in the Boston Public Schools. There she came to appreciate and tell stories from the many diverse cultures that the children represented. Other early storytelling experiences included collecting stories from Vietnam Veterans and sharing them with high school, college and adults in a program called, The Defoliated Heart. She also led groups of women to share and learn from their stories together. These experiences helped to inspire her belief in the power of stories to heal.
Recently her most popular storytelling programs in the schools are on character education and bullying prevention through story. She received a grant in 2002 to study character education through story from the National Storytelling Network.
She is a currently a board member of The Healing Story Alliance www.healingstory.org and is an active member of The League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling (LANES), and past Board member. You can learn more about LANES and the storytelling conference at www.lanes.org