< < Back to Search

NSN Storyteller Profile ... Karen Chace

97 Chipaway Road
East Freetown, MA 02717

(508) 763-8565

(774) 271-0177


Email Me





Karen presents her enthusiastic, interactive programs around the country. She is a workshop leader, story coach, producer, author and is the founder and director of The Story Explorers, a student storytelling troupe since 2002.

She authored Story by Story: Building a School Storytelling Troupe to complement the program. Karen produced the Story Cafe, an adult storytelling venue in Massachusetts from November 2008 - January 2011. Since 2015 she has hosted the Story Cafe, a half hour program on storytelling on Channel 9 in Seekonk, Massachusetts. Karen is also the author of the Stor e Telling column in the National Storytelling Magazine since 2002.

Workshops include:
Story Play
S.T.A.R. (Stories Teach and Reach)
Story By Story - Building a Student Storytelling Troupe
Researching Stories on the Internet
Enhance Your Online Presence: Blog It Baby!
Branding: It Doesn't Have to Hurt!
Storytelling With Ease

Her stories and articles have been published in:
National Storytelling Magazine
Journal of Florida Storytelling Association
Healing Arts Journal Newsletter
Hearsay: Connecticut Storytelling Newsletter
LANES Museletter
A Beginner's Guide to Storytelling
Telling Stories to Children
Society for Storytelling: England
AEDA - Spain

* 2016 Storytelling World Honor Award for Story by Story
* 2015 Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award for Story by Story
* Recipient of the 2011 National Storytelling Network Oracle Award for Service
and Leadership in the Northeast
* Recipient of the 2009 League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling
* Brother Blue-Ruth Hill Award.

Additional Services:
* Blog dedicated to the Art of Oral Tradition. http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/

Types of stories I tell:

Folktales, fairytales, myths and legends.

I tell stories for:

All Ages

I provide workshops:


I am willing to travel:


My travel requirements:

Mileage fee is required after a 25 mile radius. If venue is beyond a three hour driving radius travel fees and lodging may apply.

School Districts I am cleared to work in:

New Bedford, MA Freetown, MA Lakeville, MA Dartmouth, MA Southboro, MA Peabody, MA Arlington, MA Mattapoisett, MA

I am willing to mentor:


Organizations I belong to:

LANES (League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling, Northlands Storytelling Network, National Storytelling Network