West Virginia storytelling guild
One of the most important tasks of an educator is to transmit the joy and richness of the spoken word to students and offer them diverse role models of creative self expression."-Andy Fraenkel
Andy Fraenkel travels widely, offering programs of multi-cultural storytelling, as well as workshops in the use of storytelling. He is an advocate for challenging students to become effective oral communicators. He feels that exploring the use of words and stories is vital and can often favorably tip the scale for difficult or troubled students.
The Nepalese story of "The Singing Bowl" was one of many stories performed by Andy Fraenkel during the WV State Storytelling Festival.
He is West Virginia liaison for the National Storytelling Network and serves as a judge for the Storytelling Youth Olympics. Andy is also cofounder of A Voice We Bring which brings storytelling and music to children and other patients in hospitals and health care facilities.
Andy has taken his storytelling programs to numerous schools and colleges. He offers all day Story Residencies, doing 4 to 5 sessions at a school, enabling students to get a more personal experience of storytelling. He also gives workshops for teachers as well as students.
Andy and his wife Ruth currently live in Moundsville, West Virginia.
Multi-Cultural Stories Network
RD 1 - NBU # 19
Moundsville, WV 26041
1-(304)- 845- 6840