Marni Gillard    Storyteller, Storyteacher
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"Through stories we see ourselves as if in a mirror," says Marni Gillard, who discovered storytelling while teaching middle school English in Niskayuna, New York.

Then after almost 20 years of teaching, Marni left the classroom in 1991 to tell stories full time. Marni performs for all ages at schools and universities, libraries, museums, prison facilities, houses of worship, family gatherings, festivals, even at airport openings.

Marni's tales will inspire her listeners to find stories in themselves. She reminds us all that we have a storyteller alive within.

"It is a false notion that talent is the commodity behind our artistry. We humans must simply activate our desire, and find the courage, to look into a story at our own reflection. Then with our unique brands of creativity, we can bring that reflection to life."

A frequent conference presenter, Marni is the author of Storyteller, Storyteacher: The Power of Storytelling for Teaching and Living (Stenhouse, 1996), winner of a 1998 Ann Izard Storyteller's Choice Award for storytelling resources.

Her newest book, in progress, is Storytell Your Life.

Marni has written many articles beginning in the mid 1980s, and she co-edited Give a Listen: Stories of Storytelling in School published by the National Council of Teachers of English, a collection of essays by teachers using storytelling in their work.

Without a Splash: Diving into Childhood Memories, is Marni's coming of age double CD of five interlocking stories about a girl's life from age "4 and 3/4" to age 13 in a small town in upstate New York in the early 1960's. Teachers find it full of great models for student writers and storytellers.

At The Story Studio in Schenectady, Marni offers individual and group coaching for beginning and experienced tellers as well as workshops in spontaneous storytelling. She also travels for coaching and works with tellers by phone.

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An interview with Marni

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Marni Gillard

833 Parkside Avenue
Schenectady, NY 12309 USA
(518) 381-9474

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