|Photo: Ferron Dooley Fairchild|
( elementary and middle school) Norah Dooley, storyteller and children’s author returned to the free lance world.
Norah Dooley is an “…entrancing storyteller”, ( Scott Alarik, Boston Globe) author, and a versatile presenter in schools and has been a keynote speaker at teacher’s conferences and a featured storyteller at festivals and other venues. Norah is also a picture book author. Her first CD, Music of Angels … and other things I've heard, includes Italian folk tales, original stories and other Christmas stories was self-produced in 1999. It was followed by Stories Nobody Told Me "Italian" Folk tales for all seasons and Stories from the Neighbors: World Folk Tales, produced by Seat of Her Pants Productions, 2002. Her latest storytelling CDs are My Bad, Bad Dog, Rabbitails, 2006 and Irish Folktales: Live at Passim 2008. Her critically acclaimed published picture books, Everybody Cooks Rice, Everybody Bakes Bread, Everybody Serves Soup and Everybody Brings Noodles, (Lerner Books) are four titles in a series about her neighbors in Cambridge, MA. For over 15 years, Norah has been presenting workshops throughout the US and Japan for people of all ages -- from early elementary grade students through high school and community college and adult learners. Norah is in demand as a performer on the Young Audiences of MA roster even during the time she interrupted the association for a year to teach performing arts in an inner-city middle school. Norah has been a featured storyteller in the Christmas and Spring Revels, the Newport Folk Festival, Albany NY River Festival, the Clearwater Festival and at 3 Apples Storytelling Festival, Harvard, MA. She has told 1000s stories to tens of 1000s of children throughout the City of Boston for ten summers through the city-wide Read Boston, literacy program. Norah is the co-founder of massmouth.com and the Greater Boston Story Slam series. She has an MEd in Creative Arts in Learning from Lesley University and is the creator of the StoriesLive® curriculum. In the past two years she has taught 1000s of high school students to tell their stories. Norah lives in Brookline, MA with her husband and a revolving subset of their 4 lovely daughters. www.norahdooley.com