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An Entertaining Storyteller

Note: Performances with times listed were open to the public.

2022 saw a return to in-person storytelling events and it was a most amazing year!

I had so much fun finishing up my second year as a storyteller-in-residence at JFK School in Kingston. I presented  “The Leftover Quilt” SEL program to all the fifth grades in the Kingston City School District and watched all the fourth graders share their “Stories of Three” after a week-long storytelling residency. I went outdoors to tell to pre-k students in the Meagher Woods, and the children at Stony Hollow Farm.

There was time left over to share stories at Peace Concerts, Mohonk Mountain House, and aboard the Solaris, our solar boat docked at The Hudson River Maritime Center.

And now it’s time for 2023.

Here’s what I have planned so far. Hope to see you in the audience soon!


I will be at the Mohonk Mountain House for “A Night of Stories” at 9 p.m. on the following dates:

Wednesday, January 4

Wednesday, January 25

Wednesday, February 8

Monday, February 27

Wednesday, March 15


Friday, January 6

La Bafana

Ulster County Italian American Dinner

Diamond Mills

Saugerties, NY


The Fourth Grade “Stories of Three” residencies, a week long program where students learn about the art of storytelling and perform their stories on the final day, will take place on during the following weeks:

January 9-12   Kingston Catholic School, Kingston, NY

January 23-27   Crosby Elementary School, Lake Katrine, NY

February 6-10   Graves Elementary School, Port Ewen, NY

February 27 – March 3   Edson Elementary School, Kingston, NY

March 20-24   George Washington Elementary School, Kingston, NY

April 24-28    Chambers Elementary School, Kingston, NY

May 8-12   Myer Elementary School, Hurley, NY

May 22-26   JFK Elementary School, Kingston, NY


February 5 Word Plays: Aged to Perfection

The Delack Guild Room, Proctors Theatre, 432 State St., Schenectady, NY 12305

2:00 p.m.


February 26

Tales for Our Times – A Storytelling Peace Concert with Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi

St. Joseph’s Church, New Paltz, NY

2:00 p.m.


March 11

Kingston Library Super Saturdays Program


“Gnomes and Fairies and Elves…Oh My!”


photo of Karen Pillsworth with Odds Bodkin and Simon Brooks


photo of participants at Paper Bag Princess program, Children's Museum at Saratoga


photo of Paper Bag Princess and storyteller Karen Pillsworth, Children's Museum at Saratoga


photo of storyteller Karen Pillsworth and helpers, Children's Museum at Saratoga


photo of storyteller Karen Pillsworth


photo of storyteller Karen Pillsworth at Forsyth Nature Festival

A new friend with Karen at Forsyth Nature Festival


photo of storyteller Karen Pillsworth

Karen at Italian Festival

  Karen Pillsworth
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