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NSN Storyteller Profile ... Sue Kuentz

151 Saur Road
Bulverde, TX 78163

(210) 326-7877


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Sue learned all about storytelling through her 32 years as an elementary teacher and librarian in San Antonio. A frequent presenter of workshops on integrating the TEKS and storytelling into writing, reading, and theater arts, Sue storytells around the state of Texas and excites young and old audiences alike to love and appreciate traditional folktales, fairy tales, and personal tales. She founded and continues to work with elementary and middle school storytelling clubs where five of her students through the years had been selected to perform at the National Youth Storytelling Showcase. She was quickly selected for the Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Artist Roster and promotes the fact that TCA's goal is to bring the arts into the schools/libraries by paying up to half the fees of their artists on the roster! She is currently the president of the San Antonio Storytellers Association and is on the board of the Tejas Storytelling Association. She was the 2016 recipient of the TSA Colson-Herndon Educator Award given for the advancement of storytelling in education.

Sue has collaborated on several storytelling projects through the years in the San Antonio area to bring communities closer together through story. She, along with Mary Grace Ketner, Doc Moore, and Tim Tingle, created the Texas Youth Storytelling Challenge which allowed for a gentle competition among youth tellers from 2nd - 12 grade to tell their tales. Recently, she, along with Mary Grace Ketner, and Carolina Quiroga-Stultz produced "Story Tellabration" at our Mission Branch Library whose patrons come from low socio-economic area of town. This was a free day for families to hear mini concerts from fabulous storytellers from our San Antonio Storytellers Guild along with our featured teller, Decee Cornish. Sue is currently working on a weekly long storytelling camp for the blind and disabled at the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind. Life is good as long as there are stories to be told and heard!

Types of stories I tell:

Folktales, fairy tales, tall tales, personal tales, historical fiction tales, scary tales, Texas tales

I tell stories for:

All Ages

I provide workshops:


I am willing to travel:


My travel requirements:

Mileage or Flight expenses plus performance fees: All day schools: $700 festivals: call me workshops: call me

School Districts I am cleared to work in:

No restrictions

I am willing to mentor:


Organizations I belong to:

SASA (San Antonio Storytellers Association), National Storytelling Network, TSA (Tejas Storytelling Association), Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Artist Roster, TLA (Texas Library Association), FONEL (Friends of the Northeast ISD Libraries), TRTA (Texas Retired Teachers Association)