Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi |
TALES OF IMAGINATION & INSPIRATION
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Lorraine Hartin-Gelardiís eclectic mix of folktales, literary tales, myths and tall tales enables her to tell stories to all manner of audiences, both young and old, in libraries, churches, retirement homes, schools, conferences and festivals.
She finds the experience of sharing stories through the spoken word to have a profound power to enlighten and educate and conducts storytelling workshops for adults and teachers. Through her school residency programs, she helps children to tell and write their own stories. Lorraine particularly enjoys combining art and story in unique hands-on workshops for children and adults. She lives in the Hudson Valley region of New York State.
On April 23-24, Lorraine will be one of the featured tellers at the 40th Annual Connecticut Storytelling Festival & Conference, which is virtual this year. Tickets are now on sale.
Here's Lorraine speaking with Ann Shapiro, Executive Director of the Connecticut Storytelling Center, on how Lorraine got started in storytelling.