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Andy Fraenkel

Andy Fraenkel

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 travels widely offering multicultural storytelling programs in a variety of venues (schools K-12, colleges, libraries, museums, etc).  He is an author,  workshop leader and  a recipient of a WV Artist Fellowship Award in Children’s Literature.  He is on the roster of the Greater Columbus Arts Council's Artists In Schools,  Artsbridge,  and Akron's Access program. He has a degree in Theater from City University of New York .

Andy’s dramatic presentations of  age appropriate stories, folktales, legends and myths from around the world  promote positive values, character development and appreciation of world literatures.  His program includes a display of musical instruments from world cultures.  He might also provide tips on creative expression and talk about his experiences as a child immigrating to America from Germany.

Andy  also offers two workshops  for grades 3 and up (Write It! and Tell It!),  one for teachers (Developing A Story Culture In The Classroom), and one to help people in general explore their own stories and creativity (In Search Of Story). Upon request he will send brochure and letters of appreciation.


Andy Fraenkel

RD 1 – NBU 19

Moundsville, WV

(304) 845-6840





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