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“Tell it again!” listeners call out after hearing Priscilla Howe’s stories. Her storytelling performances are a perfect mix of entertainment, education, reflection and of course laughter, as she connects listeners to stories and to each other. Young children meet Priscilla’s ridiculous puppets, while older kids and adults get more sophisticated fare, all served with a generous dollop of good humor.
Priscilla travels the world (fourteen countries on four continents, and counting) with a bagful of puppets and a headful of stories. Since 1993, her full-time job has been telling folktales, personal stories—some are even true—and literary tales to listeners of all ages, even grownups. Her favorite audience is the one in front of her at the moment. In 2015, Priscilla spent five months as a Fulbright Scholar in Bulgaria, collecting folktales and performing. She is a native New Englander who lives in Lawrence, Kansas with her cat, Francis Bacon (Sir).
Priscilla is also searching for the best restaurant pie on earth.
More performances and workshops are available on Priscilla’s website.
Performances at libraries, coffeehouses, senior living residences, juvenile detention centers, alternative schools, special populations groups, preschools and Head Start facilities are also available.
School assemblies, family reading nights, special events, teacher in-services.
Extensive study guide with pre- and post-visit activities and discussion questions available on request.
Workshops on storytelling, writing, story games, using puppets with young children, story stretches and songs, and cultural awareness in storytelling also available.