Directory of Storytellers
To be listed on our directory, storytellers must be members of the guild and pay
$10.00. We are not recommending these tellers, this merely serves as a
data source to find storytellers. Every teller has his or her unique style,
abilities, and repertoire.
Check out their
websites where available, speak to them, and ask others their opinions.
Some of these tellers may be booked
to teach workshops, in-services and special topic programs to educators, church
groups or anyone interested in learning more about storytelling.
Contact tellers directly for bookings and /or
information. Fees vary and must be negotiated with individual
Specializes in interactive stories for
babies, toddlers and kids of all ages. Prize winning Liar loves to perform
for Adult parties, conventions, banquets & festivals. Told stories aboard
ships in the Bermuda Triangle and lives to tell the tale.
Bumgardner is a retired Houston cop, a real estate consultant, a rancher,
and a life long story spinner. He really came into his storytelling self
while recovering from a horse induced injury. He turned his imagination
loose and began writing poems and tales. Over the years he has become a
very polished performer of fun folksy tales. Past & current Pres. of the
Houston Storytellers Guild, 2005 Louisiana State Champion Liar, Nominated
for various other awards. Cops, cowboys, critters, Texas, Louisiana, poetry,
tall tales, historical or hysterical.
does rich dramatic folktales, original stories, historical
presentations and workshops for groups of all ages.
Bates Goodroe loves telling stories to all ages.
Her specialties include participation stories, stories from the British
Isles, Texas ghost stories, and world folktales. She often performs with her
husband, folksinger & banjo player, David Goodroe.
magical stories. He uses storytelling to build sustainable communities. His
folktales tickle your heart and touch your funny bone. A crowd pleaser for
Starks Phillips a Native Texan is on the Traveling Artists
Roster of Texas Commission on the Arts. She has been featured at festivals
Texas and beyond. Often using music with
her telling, Sheila has
mesmerized audiences as a Professional Teller since 1990.
Rader has entertained pre-schoolers, senior
citizens, and all ages between with stories from her Texas roots as well as
tales collected during her many years as a school librarian.
or "Dr. R.," as he is affectionately known to his students, is a
Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Houston
Downtown. An award winning teacher, Hank's workshops on crafting personal
narratives are nationally renowned. As a teller, his children's stories
which focus on family issues are potent, and his narratives about personal
struggle are reviewed as engaging and poignant. Hank received his B.A.
from Ohio State, M.A. from Purdue, and Doctorate in Education from the
University of Maryland.
Mary & Neil Early (Stories & More!) came to Texas from
Louisiana. Both have extensive experience in the teaching professions and
ministry. They offer a wide variety of programs from Storytelling to
Puppetry and Creative Drama. They work with all ages from the very young to
the Chronologically Gifted. Their programs are generally inclusive and
multi-cultural in intent. Mary and Neil are teachers as well as performers.
Both have received numerous honors for their performance work as well as for
their work in community building. They are available for travel anywhere in
the world – or out of the world. For them, the sky is NOT the limit. They
are members of the Houston Guild & are founding members of the Louisiana
Storytelling Association. Between them they have three graduate degrees as
well as a combined more than 70 years of experience!
(a.k.a. “Dante, a teller of tales”) has been inspiring listeners of
all ages for over 30 years. He evokes smiles, tears, laughter and song –
often within the same story! He specializes in Jewish folklore and also
shares stories from various traditions as well as his own creations.
Personal anecdotes about his experiences are particularly captivating. Each
story stands on its own for entertainment value, and also carries a valuable
lesson about respecting the brothers and sisters with whom we share the