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
Workshops for: Business / Corporate, Educators, Librarians, Religious Groups, Storytellers, Students