Gwen Hilary, former educator, librarian, and television show host, tells stories that educate and entertain audiences of all ages and cultures. Her vast repertoire includes stories on many themes but she focuses primarily on the history and folklore of African Americans. She specializes in stories that engage the audience and gets them “into” the stories. Songs, chants, rhythms and participation bring story characters to life and captivate listeners of all ages. For the past 20 years, she has performed for audiences in public and private schools, libraries and institutions, and cultural institutions. A special thrill was sharing stories in Australia at a storytelling conference held near Sydney and at a school in a village in Ghana, West Africa.