Past Appearances

Most recent 2015

July 31

Wonderland book club in Raleigh hosted me yesterday! Thanks to Alice Osborn and all who attended. Tho the photo is of short story book, we discussed Secrets of the Heart
Poetry reading at Barbee Library in Brunswick County
Reading my Poetry at Barbee Library

A few from 2014
March 27-Gave a talk on How to write for Chicken Soup for the Soul at Hickman Crossroads Library
March 20: Gave a Poetry Reading as a Part of Brunswick County Poets–Hickman Library
October 3-5 Performance and Seminar presentation at Conference of North Carolina School Library Media Association
October 24, Non-Scary Tales for Halloween at Cardinal Forest Library in Horry County
November 8 Performed at Myrtle Beach Art Museum

Some Past Story Performances!
Joan Leotta, Storyteller, Spoken Word Artist, and Author
Phone: 910.575.0618 joanleotta@atmc.net http://www.voicesintheglen.org/tellers/jleotta
Selected Recent Public Performances and Residencies:
Regular Performer Special Days at Chapin Museum in Myrtle Beach from 2005-present
Pittsburgh Children’s Museum
Library Performances Horry County (SC) Brunswick County (NC) and Allegheny County (PA)
Raleigh—NC History Museum State Day Presentation on World War II
Regular Performer for Special Family Days for Chapin Museum Myrtle Beach, SC
Featured presenter at National Storytelling Network National Festival in July 2006 (Presented a workshop on Museum Performance)
Featured Presenter at LANES on Museum Performance
Southport NC Chamber of Commerce
Brunswick County CIS Programs
Walters Art Gallery Spring and Fall (Russian Tales, Egyptian Myths)
Performer at Opening Night of NSN July 2006
Fringe Festival Pittsburgh 2006
Taught Storytelling at Point Park University July 2006, 2007, 2008
Featured performer NC Festival May 2006
Featured Performer NC Festival Fall 2005
Featured Speaker NC Reading Association 2006
Hirshorn Gallery Juan Munoz Family Day Fall
Hillwood House Family Day- Russian Tales
Featured performer at LAUGHS in Loudoun County, VA
Railroad Stories for the Fairfax County SACC Programs; also taught SACC teachers
Phillips Collection, Washington DC: Special Program to Celebrate Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party—
Smithsonian Institution Holiday Festival December 2000–Italian Family Lore
NC Electric Cooperative Association Featured Performer
Featured Performer Sea Trail Convention Center Fall Meeting
Brunswick County Libraries Summer Programs
Towne Center Park, Brunswick County NC CIS program
Hickman Crossroads Library (regular programs) Calabash NC
Chapin Art Museum Myrtle Beach SC (two programs in last year)
Charleston City Public Library
Ocean Isle Museum of Coastal Carolina
Pamplin Park (training docents) Petersburg, VA
Kennedy Center, Washington, DC
Spy Museum, Washington, DC—WWII radio show and spy workshop
Washington DC Visitor Center—World War II Radio Show
Washington DC Public Schools : The Power of Words writing and storytelling
Washington DC Public Schools: Writing Pourquoi Tales (With Washington Opera Society)
Featured Storyteller Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington Opera Society
Franconia Elementary—two week residency teaching story to 3rd graders
Poetry Seminars Lake Braddock Senior High School, also Falls Church and Springfield
Prince William County Libraries
Arlington County Schools Performances
Selected to present at Lanes 2004 (also presented in 2003)
Workshop Presenter IMTAL Conference
Head Start Prince William County
Hirshorn Gallery Fall 2002-Italian Tales
Featured Performer Virginia Tellabration Fall 2002, 2003
Featured Performer VASA 2003
Montgomery County MD Libraries Summer program
Featured Performer Fairfax County VA Libraries (multiple libraries summer)
Featured Performer Montgomery County MD Libraries (multiple libraries-summer)
Featured Performer and Seminar Instructor, Virginia Storytelling Association Annual Meeting
Fairfax County Art in Parks , several summers
National Building Museum-Gingerbread Houses
Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond
National Museum of Women in the Arts-Program to complement Julia Taymore Exhibit and others
Tudor House Museum-Colonial Tales/Pumpkin Tales
Fresh Fields Grocery Store: Program of Food stories
Featured Performer- Voices in the Glen Festivals (many years)
MOPS- Talk – Nurturing Creativity in Children
National Textile Museum, Turkish Tales, Middle Eastern Tales and others
Girl Scout Multi-Cultural Program, National Building Museum
Training for RIF Instructors in Storytelling Techniques
Loudoun County Library System-Hispanic Tales, Native American Tales, Aesop
Pohick Regional Library, and Fairfax County Library System Caravan Tales
Media Work:Television show on channels 8 and 10 performing for children and teaching children to perform. Also filmed a series for shows for Red Apple 21, Fairfax County Public School TV; column on storytelling in Virginia Parent Weekly; Contributed two chapters to National Storytelling Network Book, Tales as Tools Memberships: North Carolina Storytelling Guild, National Storytelling Network, Voices in the Glen (DC Metro area tellers—, International Museum Theatre Alliance, Virginia Storytellers (VASA)

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