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NSN Storyteller Profile ... Lona Bartlett

Charlotte, NC 

(518) 732-5662


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Lona Bartlett is a puppeteer, storyteller, performance artist and educator. Lona's varied background and talent gives way to a long list of presentations. With degrees in education and her small town upbringing in the Catskill Mountains opens a gateway to a long list of presentations. No matter the genre, whether folktales, fairytales, puppets, or personal stories, Lona brings excitement and insight to stage and classroom. Lona has been involved with multimedia productions and her custom puppet creations and scripts span to four continents. Her CD “Heck no, we didn't bury my mother!” received the Winners Award from Storytelling World Magazine.

The Charlotte Observer states “Her voice and face come alive when she begins to tell a story. Using imagination and creativity, she weaves words into stories that teach and entertain.”

Types of stories I tell:

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All Ages

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Organizations I belong to:

National Storytelling Network, North Carolina Storytelling Guild, Puppeteers of America, Fellowship of Christian Puppeteers, South Carolina Storytelling Network