Gregory Pickett is a Spoken Word artist/storyteller originally from Chicago, IL. but currently calls Minneapolis home. Winner of the Rootabaga Poetry Slam in Galesburg, IL in 2009 and 2011, he was a member of two teams that represented Chicago at the National Poetry Slam in 2009 (Mental Graffiti) and 2013 (Words That Kill), the SlamMN! Storytelling Grand Slam Champion for 2017, and a featured speaker for the 2018 Annual Storytelling Festival hosted by Story Arts of Minnesota. Through storytelling, he has learned how to realize the shape of his own dreams, and aims to help others do the same.
Michael Merriam is an actor, playwright, and spoken-word artist living in Hopkins, MN. Michael tells personal narratives with an emphasis on disability, stories of the fantastic, reworked folk tales, and anything else that strikes his fancy. He has appeared on stage in the Minnesota Fringe Festival, Tellebration!, StoryFest Minnesota, Story SlamMN!, with the RockStar Storytellers, and over the air on KFAI 90.3FM and Minnesota Public Radio. Michael competed in the Story SlamMN’s Grand Slam in 2013. Michael attended in Ward Rubrect’s Slam Storytelling Workshop in 2012 and Nancy Donoval’s Storytelling Workshop in 2008.
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Kathleen Johnson is an award winning singer, hammered dulcimer player, storyteller, and teacher. Her stories and music resonate with beauty, transporting the listener to a magical place and time. Her classes inspire students to reach beyond their comfort zone - open hearts and deepen connection to the audience so that the story is fully shared. Kathleen has been a featured performer at Renaissance Festivals and other venues in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Colorado, Virginia, Maryland and Nova Scotia. She ties together her British / Irish / Early American song quilt with stories and poems. You can find her three albums on iTunes.
For more information please visit www.kathleen-johnson.com
Comedian, and Author are just a few words used to describe Chad Filley. This versatile communicator has entertained audiences of all ages at corporate functions, prisons, comedy clubs, school groups, festivals, banquets, and churches. Chad has the unique ability to take everyday situations and spin them into side-splitting, laughter filled tales.Read More
Vickijoan Keck is a flamboyant storyteller, actress and poet who especially enjoys telling folktales and whimsical rhymes. She also enjoys telling personal stories as well as putting a new twist on an old tale.Read More
Laura knows the best way to truth is through story. She uses the transformative power of story to entertain, enlighten, coach, teach, and consult; she has won multiple awards for her work with adults, families and kids. Laura is also the proprietor of thinkstory llc where she helps organizations identify, hone, and celebrate their stories.Read More
Richard W Rousseau is a master of crafting and presenting stories. Audience members have frequently commented that Richard's stories linger long after the telling. Over the years he has been employed as a teacher, trainer, actor, director, playwright, historical interpreter, cab driver, tobacco picker and more, but at heart he is simply a Storyteller.Read More
Ward is a storyteller, journalist, arts organizer, full-time bike commuter, and amateur sailor. He has won the 2011, 2012, and 2013 SlamMN! Story Slam championship and the 2014 and 2016 Twin Cities Moth GrandSlam championship. Ward's original stories are known for their strong narrative arcs and and wide ranging themes.Read More
WonderWeavers – Storytellers, Tina Rohde and Colleen Shaskin, are a tandem team of award-winning storytellers who are dedicated to providing quality youth, family and adult performances that are both educational and entertaining.Read More
Dorothy Cleveland has been telling tales to adults publicly since 1995. She especially likes folktales, fairy tales and personal tales that show the darker shadows and humor of life. She tells folktales from England and Eastern Europe.Read More
Award-winning Author and Storyteller Kevin Strauss has been using stories to entertain, educate and inspire children and adults for more than a decade.Read More
Rose McGee, author of Story Circle Stories and Kumbayah The Juneteenth Story.Read More
Community organizer and professional storyteller, Loren, has spent forty years creating, collecting, directing, performing and teaching stories about what matters to audiences of all ages in urban and rural settings.Read More
Pam is passionate about bringing the magic of stories to children and the chime of “tell us a story” brings a sparkle to her eye. She grows imaginations and encourages children to trust their own unique voice.Read More
David is an anthropologist who tells stories from around the world. He is coordinator of the Asian Storytellers Alliance and is currently helping refugees collect folktales and personal stories.Read More
Sue Searing is an eclectic storyteller who delights listeners of all ages with rollicking folktales, thought-provoking wisdom tales, ghost stories, classic fairy tales, and insightful personal memories.
Pati Kachel tells original stories that encourage, delight and inspire. Her stories are heartwarming, humorous, memorable and meaningful.Read More
Carol McCormick sparks imaginations of all ages as a performer, public speaker, trainer, workshop leader, conference keynoter and author.Read More
Full-time story artist since 1996 who donates 10% of his income to Way to GrowRead More
phillip andrew bennett low is a Chinese-American playwright and poet, storyteller and mime, theatre critic and libertarian activist.Read More