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NSN Storyteller Profile ... Margaret Read MacDonald

24603 12th Ave. S.
Des Moines, WA 98198

(206) 429-2244


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I travel the globe telling folktales and teaching others to tell.
I also teach storytelling courses for teachers through Lesley University.
Author of over 60 books on folklore and storytelling topics, including The Storyteller's Start-Up Book, Peace Tales: World Folktales to Talk About, Earth Care: World Folktales to Talk About, and 20 folktale picture books.

Ph.D. Folklore, Indiana University; M.L.S. University of Washington; M.Ed.Ec. University of Hawaii.

For info on me, my books,and my touring schedule: www.margaretreadmacdonald.com

Types of stories I tell:

Audience participation folktales drawn many cultures. Easy-to-learn stories for beginning tellers...good for workshops.

I tell stories for:

All Ages

I provide workshops:


I am willing to travel:


My travel requirements:

Air, plus lodging (homestay ok), and meals, plus performance fee.

School Districts I am cleared to work in:

I am willing to mentor:


Organizations I belong to:

American Library Association; American Folklore Association, International Board on Books for Youth, National Storytelling Network, Seattle Storyteller's Guild