Award-winning storyteller Robin Bady performs and teaches throughout the United States, Germany, Ireland and China in theaters, cafes, schools, museums, festivals and online. She loves all stories, particularly true ghost stories told by the person who experienced the “presence”. She frequently partners with instrument builder Skip LaPlante and violinist Concetta Abbate – their latest project is “The Rootabaga Stories” by Carl Sandburg. She is the host of the celebrated monthly storytelling series, BADYHouse Storytelling Concerts, which takes place in her home.
Who is Lyn Ford?
- A fourth-generation, nationally recognized, Affrilachian* storyteller.
- A teaching artist with the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education, and workshop facilitator with both OAAE and the Ohio State-Based Collaborative Initiative of the Kennedy Center.
- A Thurber House mentor.
- A writer, published in storytelling magazines and newsletters, as well as teachers’ enrichment books and story anthologies, and her own books.
- A recording artist with award-winning CDs.
- A Laughter Yoga Teacher and breath mechanic. Go to my new page, Laughter, Breath, Joy!, for more information!
- A happy partner-in-life, mama, grandmama, great-grandmama, and good cook!
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Rabbi Ilan is honored to be Rabbi of Beth Sholom Synagogue. Rabbi Ilan grew up in Conservative synagogues and schools, USY youth groups, and Camp Ramah. He has worked with many Jewish environmental and social justice organizations and has led Jewish trips in the U.S., Costa Rica, and Israel. Rabbi Ilan has brought his unique blend of Torah, humor, music, and insights from the storytelling, personal growth and public speaking disciplines to synagogues, schools, JCC’s, retreat centers, and army bases throughout the Jewish world. Prior to coming to Beth Sholom, Rabbi Ilan was the spiritual leader of Temple Beth El of North Bergen, NJ.
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Asha is an educator turned storyteller. She believes in the magical power of stories to connect, communicate and transform. She is passionate about helping revive the oral tradition and began a social media page “Tale Spin: a platform for stories” to spread awareness about stories and storytelling. Enjoys telling interactive stories to audiences of all age groups. Conducts storytelling workshops for children and adults and mentors budding storytellers.
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Storyteller Priscilla Howe, a native New Englander, comes to us from Lawrence, KS, where she lives with her cat, Francis Bacon. A former children’s librarian, Priscilla has been a full-time storyteller and puppeteer since 1993. She travels around the country and abroad, telling stories in schools, libraries, conferences, festivals and special events. She’s always searching for new stories to tell, as well as for the best restaurant pie on earth.
Simon Brooks is an award-winning British storyteller living in America – actually, New London, New Hampshire, New England, New World! He also uses his voice to record audio books. He is also a poet, writer, photographer, and educator.
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