Illinois Storyteller Profile
|Bio:||A National Storytelling Network Circle of Excellence Oracle Award recipient, Beth Horner is a nationally touring spoken word artist. Sought after as a storytelling performance and teaching artist since 1983, Beth has performed at the National Storytelling Festival, on Live From National Geographic and has produced six recordings of her work. She is a former Board Member of the National Storytelling Association and recently served as narrative consultant for NASA/Johnson Space Center's Story Mining Project where she collected the stories of the scientists behind the Apollo Space Missions. |
Noted for her vivacious stage presence, Beth possesses a repertoire of stories for both children and adults renowned for its high comedy and stunning drama: from her raucous childhood farmyard escapades to adventurous folktales from the world’s cultures, from a side-splitting bawdy spoof on romance novels to a quietly courageous tale drawn from her great-great grandfather’s Civil War diary, from tales enhanced with music to her comedic tour-de-force tale told with nothing but the buzzing cadences of a kazoo.
Beth’s love of all kinds of stories – traditional, literary, family, musical, historical and hysterical – makes her the perfect emissary into the world of story. Her lively, traditional storytelling style often incorporates music, creating a unique performance which critics have called "dynamite!" Each program is designed for the specific audience's age and interests (with listener participation for young audience) -- with programs for children, teens and adults!
|Age Groups:||Adult Audiences |
Elementary, Grades K-5
High School/Young Adult
Middle, Grades 6-8
|Story Types:||Character Education |
Folk Tales/Fairy Tales/Fables/Tall Tales
|Workshops using Storytelling:||For Business/Corporate Groups |