North Carolina Storyteller Profile

 

Name:Gorham, Linda
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City:Raleigh
State:NC
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Telephone:(630) 542-7025
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Email:linda@lindagorham.com
Website:www.lindagorham.com

Bio:Linda Gorham’s performances are filled with surprising twists and unconventional humor. For the past 25 years, Linda has engaged audiences with interactive folktales, distinctive myths, notably twisted fairy tales, riveting well-researched historical stories, and humorously heartfelt stories about family life. Each performance is infused with Linda’s unique, signature ‘sophisticated attitude’.

Linda has two award-winning CDs. Jumping on Grandma’s Plastic Covered Couch is a revealing look at the inspiring and often unpredictable world of family, love and self-identity. Common Sense and Uncommon Fun breathes new life into timeless multicultural folktales.

In 2016 Linda was awarded the Distinguished National Service Award by the National Storytelling Network. She also received the Linda Jenkins Brown Nia Award for Service from the National Association of Black Storytellers.

Linda was a 2016 ‘Featured Teller’ at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival in Orem, Utah and at the Haunting in the Hills Festival in Tennessee. She was also a ‘New Voice Teller’ at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee and a ‘Teller in Residence’ at the International Storytelling Center in 2015.
Age Groups:Adult Audiences
Family Audiences
High School/Young Adult
Middle School
Preschool
Primary
Senior Adults
Upper Elementary
Story Types:Character Education
Family / Personal
Folk Tales / Fairy Tales/ Fables / Tall Tales
Ghost/ Scary
History
Humor
Multicultural
Myths
Original
Travel:Yes
Workshops for:Business / Corporate
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