Hand Collected Irish Yarns
Sara presents programs which celebrate Irish wit, wisdom, mystery, and magic in a format which brings delight to all.
She studied Irish storytelling traditions as she travailed the west coast of Ireland recording oral narratives in 1980 under the sponsorship of the Robert C. Bates Fellowship, a Yale summer grant.
Native American Folktales
First Frost to Last Frost
Sara has a deep respect for the traditions of the first inhabitants of North America. By attending numerous pow-wows, lectures, workshops, and storytelling programs offered by area Native Americans, Sara has acquired a storyteller’s understanding both Algonquin and Iroquois traditions.
In schools settings, Sara shares learning with students, shaping her presentation to match the ages and learning styles of each group
Tales of Deep-Rooted Magic
Tales of Deep-Rooted Magic contains stories from cultures around the world, tales of the magic which waits for those who venture into the woods, into the wilds, into the deep, dark, forest.
Motifs include: magic seeds, trees which have magic powers, and strange creatures who lurk in the heart of the forest. Sara’s lively storytelling is suitable for listeners of all ages and includes audience participation to keep the youngest listeners involved.
Stories for Holidays
Your school, library, or organization can now celebrate the stories and traditions of favorite holidays:
- Saint Patrick’s Day
- April Fool’s Day
- Cinco de Mayo
- The Fourth of July
Or would you prefer a dynamic way to mark each change in the seasons? Listeners of all ages enjoy hearing stories that explore different culture’s perspectives on spring, summer, fall, or winter.