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Storyteller Nancy Marie Payne

Photo of Nancy Marie Payne 658 Sickle Hill Road
Berne, NY 12023

(518) 872-2209



Nancy is a certified NYS teacher with 30 years teaching experience. Besides appearing in schools, she has shared her stories in libraries and historical societies. She has performed at First Night in Albany, and often tells at Girl Scout gatherings and for other youth groups.

The article, Taleteller To Spin Yarns, originally published on September 14, 2000, in The Record, a Troy, NY newspaper, describes how Nancy used storytelling as a staff educator at the Five Rivers Environmental Education Center.

Audiences: PreK, K - Jr. High, Family, Adult.

Programs: Nancy specializes in historical dramatization on topics that occurred in the late 1800's. The first three titles are suited to family audiences. The 4th is mainly for older students and adults: The First Orphan Train, The O'Shawnesseys: An Immigrant Family, The Underground Railroad, Nellie Bly: Investigative Reporter. Programs suited to your particular needs can be created. Nancy also has a selection of myths, legends, folk tales, personal stories and traditional tales.