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NSN Storyteller Profile ... Joe Hayes

P.O. Box 8619
Santa Fe, NM 87504

(505) 982-3381


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Joe Hayes an award-winning author and nationally recognized teller of Southwestern tales from the Hispanic, Native American and Anglo cultures. His bilingual Spanish-English tellings have earned him a distinctive place among America's storytellers. He has published over twenty children?s books.
Joe has visited some 3,000 schools and has been the resident storyteller at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in Santa Fe for 28 years. A whole generation of Southwestern children has grown up listening to his tales.
His books have received the Arizona Young Readers? Award, two Land of Enchantment Book Awards, the Southwest Book Award and the Texas Bluebonnet Award. For his storytelling he received the New Mexico Governor?s Award for Excellence and Achievement in the Arts and was designated a New Mexico Eminent Scholar by the New Mexico Commission on Higher Learning.

Types of stories I tell:

Southwestern folktales, especially Spanish/English bilingual stories and stories in Spanish

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Contact for performance cost.

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PEN USA Storytellers of New Mexico