I am a word-weaver and storyteller and I invite my audiences to ignite their imaginations and travel with me to places both foreign and familiar. Drawing on the oral storytelling traditions from many diverse cultures, and encouraging participation through action and song, children of all ages learn important lessons about life and love, and discover parts of themselves in the characters the stories revolve around.
In our screen-based culture, storytelling is a delightful and much-needed oasis, offering children many opportunities to imagine and to dream!
Debby presented wonderful stories that fit with our theme and kept the children interested.
Response from Debby Gullery - Word Weaver & Storyteller:
Thank you Joann. It was so much fun to be the opening act for your awesome summer camp! The fact that the audience included kids in kindergarten through sixth grade who all had a good time, demonstrates yet again the appeal and power of storytelling! Thanks for having me!
Debby spoke at our recent young adult seminar. Her ability to listen to, understand and then inform our audience was clearly fueled by her enormous amount of research and knowledge in the field of relationship skills. Many of our attendees were preparing for marriage. Debby had a long line of people at the end, wanting to book personal time with her.
Price Range: $200 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
I am a storyteller and a weaver of words, and I invite my audiences to travel with me to places foreign and familiar. Drawing on the rich, oral tradition of storytelling from many cultures, I help children of all ages to see themselves in the characters of the stories I tell.
Incorporating movement and song, my storytelling is interactive and educational, as well as lots of fun, and I can tweak my tales and my style to meet the needs of any size event with any age children.
In our screen-based culture, storytelling is an oasis that offers audiences rich opportunities to imagine and dream!
I began my career in the field of early childhood education, and over the years shifted into the area of relationship and marriage education. I have been teaching workshops and seminars for twenty years to audiences of all sizes and backgrounds. As an educator, I have relied heavily on humor and storytelling to convey important skills and ideas, so it was a natural segue for me to move into the time-honored tradition of oral storytelling. I am consistently amazed by the power story-telling has to teach, comfort, heal and bring joy, and it is a privilege to step into people's lives as a storyteller.
Additional Booking Notes
Storytellers require very little! A chair, sometimes a microphone if it is a large crowd or outside, and a willing audience! I bring my own props and/or materials.
Past Booked Events
|July 02, 2018 • 10:00am - 10:30am||Nonprofit Event|
|April 14, 2018 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||Corporate Event|
Influences & Inspiration
I have strongly influenced my motivational speakers such as Les Brown and Tony Robbins, and by authors like Brene Brown and Maya Angelou, Two of my favorite storytellers are Kasony O'Malley and Jan Blake.
White Plains, NY
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