North Carolina Storyteller Profile

 

Name:LedBetter, Gwenda
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City:Asheville
State:NC
Zip:28804
Telephone:(828) 254-3133
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Email:bahpu80@gmail.com

Bio:Gwenda LedBetter began her fifty years of storytelling in Asheville, North Carolina, becoming the Storylady at the libraries, and on Tales from the Red Rocker on WlOS-TV. Her first telling at the National Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee was in 1979. She returned to tell and teach people from all over in workshops there. Then traveled, telling, across the country, being awarded the Oracle Award from N.S.N in 2006. She's a member of Asheville's Storytelling Circle and sat in the first circle forming the North Carolina Storytelling Circle, receiving their Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009. She's written and performed two one woman shows: Friday's Father, 2006 and Old Woman in the Basement, 2009. Madeleine L'Engle wrote: Your stories touch the core of my strongest feelings and from an unknown member of an audience: Your stories make me proud to be human.
Age Groups:Adult Audiences
Family Audiences
Preschool
Primary
Senior Adults
Upper Elementary
Story Types:Bible/ Spiritual/ Sacred
Character Education
Family / Personal
Folk Tales / Fairy Tales/ Fables / Tall Tales
Ghost/ Scary
Healing/ Therapy
History
Humor
Literary
Multicultural
Myths
Original
With Song
Travel:Yes
Workshops for:Business / Corporate
Educators
Librarians
Religious Groups
Storytellers
Students