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Storyteller Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi

Photo of Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi 108 Hibernia Heights Drive
Salt Point, NY 12578

(845) 266-4656



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. Her book Wisdom in the Telling: Finding Inspiration and Grace in Traditional Folktales and Myths Retold contains stories that reveal the universality of all human beings, reminding us that we are not alone.

Audiences: PreK-High School, Family, Adult.

Adult Programs: Under A Celtic Moon: An Evening of Irish Stories; Tales of Hope and Courage; Old Wivesí Tales: Stories of Women and Their Husbands; School Daze.

Writerís Workshop: Listening to the Echoes.

School Residencies: Childrenís Voices; Elementals.

Library Programs: Wish Upon a Star - Get a Clue to Who You Are; The Adventures of Jack.