An award-winning storyteller of folktales, ballads and personal stories of resilience,
Barbara grew up hearing stories at family gatherings and has continued the storytelling tradition as a camp counselor, teacher, parent, freelance performer, and author.
With her comfortable, spontaneous style Barbara combines words, string and song, weaving a spell for listeners of all ages. Her rich voice conjures images from the depth of your imagination.
An experienced performer, emcee, author, fiber artist and workshop presenter for schools, libraries, festivals, museums and more. Her recordings and book have
won Parents’ Choice Gold, American Library Association Notable, and Storytelling World Awards and Honors.
Barbara holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature, Language, Speech and Drama and a Master’s Degree in Children’s Literature with an emphasis in Folklore from Eastern Michigan University. She currently lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Host – Isabelle Hauser
A fairy tale believer since the beginning of her time, Isabelle Hauser discovered the path of storytelling training with professional storyteller Liz Weir in Northern Ireland. When Isabelle is not telling tales or playing the harp on various stages in Switzerland and abroad, you can find her talking to the swans on the shore of her hometown lake, looking for four leaf clover, or chasing rainbows in the surrounding forests.