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Storyteller Jeannine Laverty

Photo of Jeannine Laverty 115 Lawrence Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

(518) 587-8932


Jeannine Laverty has been telling international folk tales since 1979 when her work teaching English as a second language to immigrants in New York City showed her firsthand how the U.S. is made up of cultures from all the countries of the world. Her school residencies and museum performances for children have been awarded funding from the NYS Council on the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the National Institute for the Humanities.

Laverty has taught weekend workshops in storytelling for adults at Sagamore and other Adirondack sites since 1980. This work has led to her love of telling stories from Adirondack writers. She has mentored and encouraged other storytellers regionally and co-produces storytelling programs at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs.

In 1999, she received the Leadership Award for the Northeast Region from the National Storytelling Network.

Audiences: K-12, Family, Adult.

Programs: Programs individually crafted to fit curriculum and occasions. Some examples: Harvest; French Canadian/Adirondack; Constellations.