the living art of storytelling in Massachusetts
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Norah Dooley is a storyteller, critically acclaimed children's author, and educator who performs in schools, libraries, festivals and conferences. She specializes in teaching people of all ages the value of their stories and how to tell them. She was a featured performer for massmouh’s Stories from the Stage on WGBH’s World Channel, for Fugitive Productions in Arlington Acton and Framingham and at the 10th Annual Concert for Peace in Fort Erie, Ontario. For the past 20 summers she has told stories to thousands of children through ReadBoston.org. She is the founder of the curriculum based high school storytelling program, StoriesLive.org, and a co-founder of massmouth.org and the Boston Story Slam series.
She teaches storytelling at Lesley University’s graduate school of Education and has taught to to undergraduates at Tufts and Suffolk Universities. Internationally she has lectured teachers of English and graduate students in Tokyo, Japan on the role of storytelling in language acquisition. In summer of 2017 she taught storytelling in Arsuha, to Tanzanian Secondary school teachers as part of the African Storytelling initiative of http://www.worlded.org
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Norah Dooley is a storyteller, educator, critically acclaimed children’s author and the creator and project director of StoriesLive.org, a high school storytelling curriculum, and story slam program. A co-founder of massmouth.org. and the Greater Boston Story Slam series, she teaches storytelling to graduate students at Lesley University and undergraduates at Tufts. In fall of 2013 she was a Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Storytelling at Suffolk University. She lectured teachers of English and graduate students on the role of storytelling on language acquisition in Tokyo, Japan as part of a multi-year grant funded by the Japanese government in 2011, 2014 and in Jan 2017. In summer of 2017 she taught storytelling to English faculty from Arsuha Secondary schools in Tanzania as part of the African Storytelling initiative of http://www.worlded.org
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Norah Dooley,storyteller, critically acclaimed children's author and educator performs in schools, libraries, conferences and festivals. She specializes in teaching people of all ages how important their stories are and how to tell them. In 2013 Norah was featured as an Exchange Place featured storyteller at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN, the Newport Folk Festival and several Cambridge Revels. Norah specializes in Irish and Italian folklore and is on the roster of Young Audiences at yamass.org. For the past 18 summers she has told stories to 1000s of children through ReadBoston.org. These past 3 years she appeared as a historical storyteller for SaveThe Harbor.org twice supported by MassHumanities.org grant. This summer World Education/Bantwana.org sent her to Tanzania, to teach storytelling techniques to high school teachers and social workers in Arusha Secondary Schools.
Norah's widely acclaimed picture books, Everybody Cooks Rice, Everybody Bakes Bread, Everybody Serves Soup, and Everybody Brings Noodles, (Carolrhoda) are four titles in a series about her former neighborhood in Cambridge, MA. https://lernerbooks.com/contributors/12779
Norah has published 6 spoken word CDs available at CDBaby including Music of Angels (1999), Stories Nobody Told Me “Italian” Folk tales (2002) and Stories from the Neighborhood, World Folk tales (2002), Rabbitales (2006) My Bad,Bad Dog and other Neighbors (2006) and Irish Folk Tales: Live @Passim (2008)
"Norah Dooley is an entrancing storyteller" - Scott Alarik, Boston Globe
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