HOW DO YOU GET IN TOUCH WITH ME?
"Well, now, I'm a teller of tales,
both tall and true. I grew up in New Mexico, known as the land of
enchantment, and now reside in Colorado, where ghost stories abound and
signs of a rugged past are around every bend in the road. And, some of those
bends can be pretty precarious! For 25 years I've been regaling folks
with stories about the American Southwest. I've been called a versatile
and animated storyteller (some even called me a glib storyteller) and
more than one have pronounced my ghost stories riveting and my historic
tales poignant and memorable. There's no doubt my cowboy lore
will keep you hanging onto the saddle horn!"
Bio note: In 1995 and '96, Bennett was principal performer in "The
Diggers," a musical variety show about mining history in Ouray, Colorado. She wrote
her first book, "Tales of the Bachelor Mine," in 2005, which is now in it's third printing, and writes for
various local publications as well. Bennett is a member of the Western Writers of America, and a certified teacher of English.
Oral storytelling conveys events in words, images, and sounds.
It is an interactive, improvisational art form, involving the the audience and
its perceptions and reactions to what they see, hear, and experience.
Thus, even though a story is based on fact, it evolves as it is
told, so that no telling is exactly the same as another.
"Stories or narratives have been shared
in every culture and in every
land as a means of entertainment, education, preservation of culture,
and in order to instill moral values."
WHO WANTS TO HEAR A STORY?
Kids of all Ages
Tour & Convention Groups
WHERE DO YOU WANT TO LISTEN?
Library • Classroom
Auditorium or Meeting Place
Museum • Special Event Center
Local, State, National Park
WHY A JANE BENNETT TALE?
"Dozens of opportunities to sit back and be surprised with new knowledge."
"Rich human stories that are the heart of history."
Montrose Daily Press
"Once upon a time, oral storytelling was the medium through which
people learned their history, settled their arguments, and came to make
sense of the phenomena of their world. "Then along came the written word with its
mysterious symbols...Oral storytelling, like the simpleminded youngest
brother in the olden tales, was foolishly cast aside... Luckily, a few
wise librarians, camp counselors, folklorists, and traditional tellers
from cultures which still highly valued the oral tale kept storytelling
alive... Stories, told simply from mouth to ear, once again traveled
from Committee on Storytelling,
National Council of Teachers of English
Contact me through my publisher
• Write: Post Office Box 705, Ridgway CO 81432 •
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