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Emily E. Bailey
2309 Velma Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211
614-205-7681
tellstoriesteller@yahoo.com
(ex. 9/18)

 

Adele Browne
25631 Chapel Ridge
S. Bloomingville OH 43152
740-385-9761
adele@rosetrace.com

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
614-208-6731
joaniecalem@gmail.com
www.joaniecalem.com
Joanie is a singer/songwriter and storyteller. She has turned many of her favorite stories into “story-songs.”
(ex.9/19)

 
Judy A. Clapper
3978 Karl Rd., Apt. #23
Columbus, OH 43224-2131
614-600-7410
judy__a__clapper@yahoo.com
(ex. 9/19)  

 

Rebecca Coleman
PO Box 653
Lancaster OH 43130
740-407-6824
rebecca.coleman653@yahoo.com
(ex.9/19)

Beverly Comer
4999 Amblyn Ct
Hilliard OH 43026
614-527-0430
storygarden@columbus.rr.com
http://beverlythestoryteller.com
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
614-272-6153
http://www.kevincordi.com
KCtells@youthstorytelling.com
http://www.youthstorytelling.com
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.9/18)

Susan Corl
32719 Township Road 362
Killbuck, Ohio 44637
330-276-0380 Cell 330-275-6567
sfcorl@gmail.com
I have always wanted to live in a fairytale, so my wonderful husband built me my own gingerbread house by the deep, dark forest. You can see it at www.shinytinymansion.com.  I was a teacher and professor for many years, and then became a librarian. During my early years fo teaching, I was involved with the Akron Storytelling Group. When we moved to Louisiana, I told stories during special activities at a local private school. We moved back to Ohio, where I finally got my little house, and I worked for many years telling stories to young children at the library. Now I am retired and have decided tofocus my writing, art and storytelling passions on my business Story Cultivator www.storycultivaor.com Story has always been a part of my heart and soul and will continue ever after.
(ex.9/18)

Michelle Cornell
685 Fairlawn Dr.
Columbus OH 43214
614-784-0538

www.michellecornell.com

csmithberger@yahoo.com
Theatrical storytelling for children, Ages 5-up.
(ex. 9/19)

Sally Crandall
359 E. Sycamore Street
Columbus OH 43206
614-445-8016

http://www.sallycrandall.com
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. 9/18)

Veronica Fenney-Okafor
1441 Madison Avenue
Columbus 43205-1538
614-258-8884
vfenneyokafor@sbcglobal.net

(ex.9/19) 

Jim Flanagan
1320 Yorkshire Ct.
Circleville OH 43113
740-412-1496
http://www.positivetales.org
jirish@ohiohills.com
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
614-237-7605

friedtales2@gmail.com
"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
santacraig@yahoo.com
https://adventureswithsanta.com
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
614-885-3164
jgeary@columbus.rr.com
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)

Lovie Afi Greene
810 Bailey Farm Rd.
Statesville, NC 28634
loviegreene@gmail.com
Lovie enjoys telling African folktales
(ex. 9/18)

Robert Haver
1087 Kenwick Rd.
Columbus OH 43209
614-271-5113
roberthaver@att.net
(9/18)

 

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Jerianne Kladder
30 E. Gates Street
Columbus OH 43206
614-444-5052
jerikladder@aol.com
(ex. 9/19)

Mike Kubisek
2731 Lottridge Rd.
Guyville, OH 45735-9570
740-818-5243(cell)
mikekubisek@live.com
(ex. 9/18)

 

Teri Lott
1229 Reserve Drive
Reynoldsburg, OH  43068
614-395-8178
lotts.of.tales@gmail.com
http://lottsoftales.weebly.com
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 
(740)967-1177
mccrackenbennett@gmail.com
(ex 9/18)

Frank McGarvey
2780 Atwood Terrace
Columbus OH 43211
614-268-0532
frankmcgarvey@gmail.com
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
614-891-6736
julie_mcghee@att.net
julie.mcghee839@gmail.com
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)

Carol Milligan
481 Dempsey Rd.
Westerville OH 43081
cmilligan@ameritch.net

Family audiences; schools K-6, literature based, theatrical
(ex.9/18)
Bill Myers
533 Mechwart Place
Gahanna, OH 43430-4560
614-855-1958
wjoymyers@gmail.com
(ex. 9/19)

Roy Nichols
1105 Colony Dr. #626
Westerville OH  43081-3691
614-339-9880
Nicholsworth1946@hotmail.com
(9/19)
Erin O'Neil
614-563-6874
Erin7Oneil@gmail.com
OnMyList.Org
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.
(9/19)
 
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Queen Najla (Parish)
614-804-9968
magicqueen7777@gmail.com
Http://QueenNajla.synthasite.com

(ex. 9/18)

Connie Pottle
164 E. Lakeview Avenue
Columbus OH 43202
614-263-7596
Cpottle5@yahoo.com
(ex. 9/19)

 

Melanie D. Pratt
3941 Karl Road  #122
Columbus OH 43224 
614-481-9674
(cell) 614-596-7487 
seanachiemelanie@twc.com
storytellermel@gmail.com
Ghost tales, seasonal tales, tales from around the world, and from the Celtic nations, ages 5 to 105
(ex. 9/19)

Angela Provitt
4418 E. Mound St.
Columbus, Ohio 43227
(614) 404-3207
angelaprovitt@gmail.com
(ex.9/18)

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Steve Skoglund
302 Heatherbrook Cir
Pickerington, Ohio 43147
(970) 270-8410
sskoglund1041@gmail.com
(ex. 9/18)
Cathy Jo Smith
3744 Capistrano Way
Grove City OH 43123
614-875-3304
http://irishteller.com
storyteller@dublin.com
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
614-891-6293
Cfmsstaats@gmail.com
(ex. 9/19)
Melody Tolle
1406 Hempwood Dr
Columbus, OH 43229-3408
melody_tolle@hotmail.com
Puppet Shows and stories for All! I tell folk tales, fables, bible stories and my life stories. 
(9/19)
 
Joan Van Becelaere
7430 Grand Bahama Dr.
Columbus, Ohio 43085
joanvanb@aol.com
(ex.9/18)
Bizzie Vunderink
1812 County Road 1095
Ashland, OH 44805
419-922-1499
omabv@yahoo.com
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.
(ex.9/19)
 
Antoinette Ware
231 Park Ave
Urbana, OH 43078
937-484-5840
aaware@ctcn.net
(ex.9/18)

The Village Watoto Storytellers 
Emily E. Bailey, Artistic Director
tellstoriesteller@yahoo.com
The Village Watoto Storytellers are a group of youth (10-18 years old) that enjoy bringing African literature to life through storytelling.(ex. 9/18)

 

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