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A Gifted Storyteller

photo of storyteller Karen Pillsworth Karen Pillsworth has been enchanting audiences in the U.S. and Canada with her stories for over 30 years. She has performed in libraries, camps, churches, parks, schools, historic sites and at festivals. She is regularly featured at Mohonk Mountain House and has shared her stories on WAMC National Public Radio.

Karen has taught "The Art of Storytelling" at Ulster County Community College and "Discovering the Stories Within Us" at Ulster Performing Arts Centerís Expanding Horizonís Art and Education Center. In 1994, she was selected as National Arts Education Fellow for her program: "Thereís No Place Like Home: Stories of the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains." In 2002, she was named Storyteller Laureate of the city of Kingston, NY.

Karenís work has been featured in the recently published book The Storytelling Classroom: Applications Across the Curriculum and in the July/August 2006 issue of Storytelling Magazine.

Click here for recent newspaper articles about Karen.

Karen Pillsworth and Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi are Tall Tale/Short Story Productions. They produced Kingston's Tellabration 2003-2011 as well as community storytelling at Everette Hodge Midtown Center in Kingston.

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Tall Tale/Short Story Productions (AKA Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi and Karen Pillsworth) donate proceeds of Tellabration 2009 in the amount of $800 to The Children's Home of Kingston. They are pictured with Patti Habersaadt, Director of Development (on left), and Gwen McCann, Director (on right).
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