Anne first encountered the storytelling community in the early 2000s, when she produced Norton Dill’s award-winning documentary, Kathryn: The Story of a Teller, a long-time favorite at the Shoals. A storyteller herself now, Anne has been a featured teller at the Fresh Air Festival in Hayesville, North Carolina and serves as Advisor to the Southern Order of Storytellers. She is a frequent teller at open mic and swap sessions in Georgia and North Carolina.
Anne enjoys sharing family stories, as well as Scottish folk tales and historic stories from Alabama and Appalachia. Of particular interest are stories of the Celtic harpers, which are often accentuated with the sounds of her own Celtic harp.
In addition to researching and developing new stories, Anne is writing an historic novel based on family stories from the early 20th century. She shares her life with Richard Berliner, retired university administrator, and Brigid, quite possibly the only golden doodle in the country named for Saint Brigid, one of Ireland’s three patron saints.