“I am a storyteller who excavates and decorates the bones of traditional folk and fairy tales as an invitation to others to do the same.”
Janice Del Negro, PhD, Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, teaches Children’s Literature, Storytelling, and Young Adult Literature. She collaborated with Ellin Greene on the classic textbook, Storytelling: Art & Technique. Her newest book, Folktales Aloud: Practical Tips for Playful Storytelling, was published in 2013. Del Negro’s books, Lucy Dove (1998), Willa and the Wind (2005), and Passion and Poison (2007), have received starred reviews and notable awards. She conducts workshops on storytelling, book reviewing, writing, reading motivation and was featured at the National Storytelling Festival, the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Illinois Storytelling Festival, the University of Illinois Youth Literature Festival, and many other celebratory events.