Workshops

All Together Now

Telling and developing audience participation stories. For storytellers with some experience.

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Learn A Folktale Today

Learn techniques for learning a story without memorizing the words. For adults & adaptable for students Grade 4 & up.

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Shaping Folktale Retellings

"Learn a Folktale Today" plus exploring decisions tellers make. For adults & adaptable for high school students.

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Parents as Storytellers

Take a closer look at you as the most important storyteller in your child's life! For parents and guardians.

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Explore-a-Story

Engage in activities that move beyond the text to deepen story understanding.  

For any age group 6  - adults.

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Reading so Others Listen

Learn skills that communicate meaning, not just words, when reading aloud. For adults.

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Storytelling: a Basic Workshop

Learn the A, B, Cs in the art of telling folktales. For adults.

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Telling Stories & Reading Aloud to Preschoolers and Kindergarteners

An introduction to these essential skills for those who work with young children.  Details

Create a Workshop

Talk with Mary about your goals for your workshop participants and receive a customized workshop.

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Lecture - Demonstrations

Mary offers two lecture- demos: 


"Storying Your Message" 


"Evolution of Tale Retellings"

Storying Your Message

Learn how effectively establishing context and shaping a well-told story will help make your point. For adults. Details

Evolution of Tale Retellings

A look at the "what happened" between the time Mary found a story and how she tells it. For adults. Adaptable for youth tellers.  Details