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Gary Buchanan
1011 Crest View Drive
Creston, WV 26141
(304) 354-7506
Gary came to storytelling late in life after spending 20+ years volunteering in local community theater as director, actor, technician, stagehand, and whatever was needed. In 2000 Gary entered the West Virginia Liar's Contest and placed third in his first public attempt. Over the years he has returned and placed second in 2013 and third in 2012 and 2014. (His three third place finishes are a WV record......O.K., that is a lie). In 2016 at the Bold-Faced Liar's Showdown in North Carolina he was third and the "Peoples Choice Award" winner. Gary returned in 2017 and told the winning tale. At the "Mountain Mack Liars Contest" in Virginia in 2018, he was again the first place liar. A proud native of West Virginia, Gary is a member of the West Virginia Storytelling Guild, the Virginia Storytelling Alliance, the Kentucky Storytelling Association, and the Storytellers of Central Ohio.

Adele Browne
25631 Chapel Ridge
S. Bloomingville OH 43152

Old-timey family style Appalachian folk & fairy tales in the spirit of "make your own fun!" for all ages
(ex. 9/19)

Joanie Calem
4890 Sharon Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43214
Joanie is a singer/songwriter and storyteller. She has turned many of her favorite stories into “story-songs.”

Judy A. Clapper
3978 Karl Rd., Apt. #23
Columbus, OH 43224-2131
(ex. 9/19)   

Rebecca Coleman
PO Box 653
Lancaster OH 43130

Beverly Comer
4999 Amblyn Ct
Hilliard OH 43026
Stories for all ages and settings. Customized programs with this in mind. A wide variety of stories that speak to the heart, tickle the funny bone & spark the imagination. Lively, somtimes interactive, performances with traditional and varied presentations. For Pre-K thru lower elementary - story apron, puppets, props & joining in. (ex. 9/18)

Kevin Cordi
2570 Glenmawr Ave.
Columbus OH 43202
Kevin Cordi is a nationally known storyteller and story teacher who has performed and taught in over 35 states, England, Scotland, and Japan. He is a Fulbright educator who holds a Masters in "Storytelling and Education" and is a Ph.D candidate in "Narrative and Dramatic Inquiry" at The Ohio State University. His work has been commissioned by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Newsweek, and the National Youth Storytelling Showcase. He is an award-winning author and is considered a pioneer in the youth storytelling movement. (ex.9/19)

Michelle Cornell
685 Fairlawn Dr.
Columbus OH 43214
Theatrical storytelling for children, Ages 5-up.
(ex. 9/19)

Sally Crandall
359 E. Sycamore Street
Columbus OH 43206
Sally Crandall's stories and workshops are designed to tickle your funny bone and stretch your imagination from here to yonder. My programs are about using imagination. They are about traveling without ever leaving your seat. I believe that the spoken word, traveling through the air, is the simple spark for each imagination to do its own powerful work.(ex. 9/19)

Veronica Fenney-Okafor
1441 Madison Avenue
Columbus 43205-1538


Jim Flanagan
1320 Yorkshire Ct.
Circleville OH 43113
Author, Storyteller and Writer 
For more information, please check his website
(ex. 9/19)

Lynette Ford
Bruce Ford & Jean E. Matthews
2696 E. Livingston Avenue
Columbus OH 43209
"Home-Fried Tales" for all ages: storytelling--rooted in Lyn's multicultural family traditions; "World Tales"; "Spookers & Haints"--shared with interactive fun and small percussive instruments (ex.9/20) 

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Craig and Cindi Garrelts
1199 No. Memorial Drive #175
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
(740) 603-0235
Christmas-oriented stories (both real & fiction) includes Santa’s connection to the real St. Nicholas. Church stories for adults connecting Santa legend to Jesus’ birth & the Bishop of Myra. Work with children from the “Santa Chair” to keep the legend alive"
(ex 9/19)

Joyce Geary
630 Morning Street
Worthington OH 43085
Joyce is an eclectic professional storyteller sharing a wide variety of stories with ages 3-93 wherever and whenever someone will listen. She tells stories of history, especially from Ohio, family stories, stories of holidays such as Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's and St. Patrick Days, folk and fairy tales, Bible stories, and will research and develop programs to suit your needs. She also does character roles such as Miss Reed, a teacher from the 1800's, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Biblical characters such as Sarah, Elizabeth, Mary, Noah's wife, Joseph's sister Dinah, and Miriam, and other women of history. Stories come alive and pictures grow in your head and heart as you listen. (ex.9/21)


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Jerianne Kladder
30 E. Gates Street
Columbus OH 43206
(ex. 9/19)


Teri Lott
1229 Reserve Drive
Reynoldsburg, OH  43068
Teri, a retired educator, feels fortunate to share her love of stories to the young and the young of heart. She's been invited to share lotts of tales at day cares, schools, libraries, day camps, parks, festivals, The Ohio Village, and retirement communities throughout Ohio.  So many stories, so little time! Contact her to plan your storytelling adventure! (ex. 9/19)


Rick McCracken-Bennett
9019 Johnstown- Alexandria Rd.
Johnstown, OH, 43031 
(ex 9/19)

Frank McGarvey
2780 Atwood Terrace
Columbus OH 43211
Frank delights in telling deliciously spooky stories. His stories are age appropriate, varying the level of scariness to the ages of his audience. He also tells Irish Tales to delight your heart entirely, as well as folk tales of the hill country. For the Bicentenial Frank added several stories about early Ohio. (ex. 9/19)

Julie O'Keefe McGhee
470 Buckstone Place
Westerville, Ohio 43082
I'm a teller, a writer and collector of tales both old and new for all ages. Tales I tell will come from Ohio, the Midwest and the world especially the Celtic lands.
Transplanted Shamrocks; Recollections of Central Ohio’s Irish-Americans is a book resulting from my story collecting. This book is available from Amazon and Outskirts Press

(ex. 9/19)

Bill Myers
533 Mechwart Place
Gahanna, OH 43430-4560
(ex. 9/19)

Roy Nichols
1105 Colony Dr. #626
Westerville OH  43081-3691
Erin O'Neil
Erin O'Neil is a comedic and engaging storyteller. She is passionate about inspiring optimism, courage, and adventure in her audience. As a young world traveler Erin has experienced what it's like to be alone and vulnerable while navigating through countries in which she could not verbally communicate. Her most recent adventure left her stranded in Asia for three months with nothing more than a failed first post-graduate job, $2,000, and a list of places she wanted to see. The stories she brought home are those of heartwarming relationships, incredible moments of synchronicity, and significant personal development and growth.
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Connie Pottle
164 E. Lakeview Avenue
Columbus OH 43202
(ex. 9/19)

Melanie D. Pratt
3941 Karl Road  #122
Columbus OH 43224 
(cell) 614-596-7487
Ghost tales, seasonal tales, tales from around the world, and from the Celtic nations, ages 5 to 105
(ex. 9/19)

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Cathy Jo Smith
3744 Capistrano Way
Grove City OH 43123
Irish and Irish-American history, stories and songs, tales and Irish Wake presentation (nothing serious; just a "going away" party!) Also, 'down-home' tales, including that rascal, Jack.
(ex. 9/19)
Larry Staats
6320 Faircrest Road
Columbus OH 43229
(ex. 9/19)
Melody Tolle
1406 Hempwood Dr
Columbus, OH 43229-3408
Puppet Shows and stories for All! I tell folk tales, fables, bible stories and my life stories. (9/19)
Bizzie Vunderink
1812 County Road 1095
Ashland, OH 44805
A Short Bio
A long time ago a short girl told a little story to a small audience. The audience liked the little story and the short girl liked telling it. Now, she tells longer stories to any size audience and she still likes it.  And she is still short.


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