Every storyteller loves stories. When I have not yet learned to read, my dad would sit me on his lap and read to me. He’d read me tales of fairies and pixies, pirates and sailors; of worlds hidden in holes and trees that grew high up in the sky; princess saved by prince charming or magical frogs, and giants that live in faraway lands. Each story never failed to keep me on tenterhooks, each story enraptured me in their wonders. I’d fall in love with them all over again whenever it’s retold.
My love for stories grew then and even more so now. So much so that my home is filled with books in every corner (you can read my book blog here). It’s weird, but when I’m surrounded by these loyal friends of mine, I feel comforted after a hard day’s work 🙂
I love reading stories, listening to them as much as telling them. I started narrating stories at the age of 7 (If my memory serves me right). I started with telling stories in front of my primary school teachers and schoolmates (entered some storytelling competitions), then to family members and relatives (competed against my sister LOL Those were the good ol’ days!). As I grew up, I started telling stories I read from books to my younger cousins to keep them entertained. Now that they’ve all grown up, I tell them to my students and other children.
My journey as a freelance storyteller started when I was asked to conduct a storytelling session for an English enrichment centre. The session was held in one of our local bookstores. After the storytelling session, the liaison from the bookstore, contacted me personally and asked if I’d like to conduct more storytelling sessions for her. It definitely didn’t take me long to say yes!
Thanks to her, I am now able to relive my childhood passion. Not only that, I am now able to spread the joy of listening to stories to children, to let their imaginations run wild and stretch to the ends of the world; to educate them in the most entertaining way and to inspire them to reach for the stars.
For storytelling sessions at birthday parties, school events, launches, speech & drama workshops, or any other children events, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. This applies only to those living in Georgia, US.