Greetings and Welcome to my blog!

I'm LaurenLanita and I'm so glad that you've come to my Storytelling blog.

As a storyteller I offer a variety of programs as well as a few storytelling workshops (click on the link for a more detailed description of each program)

Once Upon A Song! - a program primarily for ages 2 to 6 years

From Lit to Skit - a program designed for Elementary and Middle School aged children

Headful of Stories! - this program has a variety of different themes/stories available

Granny Tales and Granny Squares -  a program consisting of stories of Grannies and Old Women while displaying (or even making on the spot) a variety of granny square motifs and relating the square design to the stories.

Weaving Words, Spinning Stories - a storytelling program, combining the folk arts of Storytelling, Spinning, Weaving, Knitting and even Knotting ( well, okay macrame and a little crochet) !

Holiday and Seasonal Programs - everything from Pumpkins and harvest to the legends of Christmas and seasonal sing-a-longs

(other) Adult Storytelling Programs - storytelling is for everyone of all ages

Click here to find out about the relationship between Storytelling and the National Language Arts Standards

For more information email me at

My Other Blogs

Please visit my other storytelling blogs.... is a fun site for children and adults. I "tell" you a story and then take a particular dish or ingredient in the story and find a fun recipe. is similar to my cooking blog. I "tell" a story and then give you a related craft. Sometimes I throw in a video or a link to a site with more activities. It's a great site to visit when you're looking for fun activity.
is a site with a variety of songs, stories and just interesting kid news and activites that a substitute teacher or anyone that works with kids might find useful. is a storytelling site that can appeal to adults and children. I often post stories for the older listener/reader as well as posting lesson ideas, websites or videos. , yes it is a mouthful, is a blog where I put up a variety of fables. And not just Aesops fables. I also have fables from Jean de la Fontaine and Leonardo De Vinci (bet you didn't know he wrote fables).

I hope you enjoy my blogs and I would love to hear your thoughts on them.


Storytelling Quotes

"If you want your children to be smart, tell them stories. If you want your children to be really smart, tell them more stories. I you want your children to be brilliant, tell them even more stories."
Albert Einstein

The Storyteller’s Creed
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge,
That myth is more potent than history,
That dreams are more powerful than facts,
That hope always triumphs over experience,
That laughter is the only cure for grief,
And I believe that love is stronger than death.
—Robert Fulghum

"Storytelling is an ancient and honorable act. An essential role to play in the community or tribe. It's one that I embrace wholeheartedly and have been fortunate enough to be rewarded for."---Russell Banks

“‘Thou shalt not’ is soon forgotten, but ‘Once upon a time’ lasts forever.”—Philip Pullman (1996 Carnegie Medal acceptance speech)

“There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories.”—Ursula K. LeGuin

"Visual storytelling of one kind or another has been around since cavemen were drawing on the walls." ---Frank Darabont

"Storytelling is not what I do for a living - it is how I do all that I do while I am living." ---Donald Davis