802 223 9103 • PO Box 522 Montpelier VT 05601 • tim@folktale.net

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Legendary Vermont performers Tim Jennings and Leanne Ponder present
traditional folk tales with music, humor, and a bit of magic.
Energy, wit, taste, and a signature duo style of spoken word performance
help place them among the best of contemporary folk storytellers.

 

"Tim Jennings and Leanne Ponder are simply Vermont treasures,
and hearing their stories never grows old"
Seven Days

"Masterful. incredible, highest level, not-to-be-missed...
will enchant and delight both children and adults."
School Library Journal

 

STORYTELLING SHOWS

SCHOOLS | LIBRARIES | FESTIVALS | RESORTS | COLLEGES | THEATERS | ETC

BIO | REVIEWS

VIDEO complete stories | AUDIO excerpts | CELTIC MUSIC

PHOTOS | CONTACT

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Marchenspiel
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from Storytelling Magazine, an article about reanimating a fixed text into the fluid domain of folktelling

Got My Liver
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from the New York State Folklore Society's magazine, Voices, one of the ghost stories Tim found on the road.

Most Recent Newsletter

Including Tim's long-running column, "Something About Storytelling."

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FOLK STORYTELLING TUTORIALS

Tim has recently begun to conduct tutorials for people interested in exploring the pleasures and challenges of resurrecting folk storytelling as a living art.

This is primarily a practical course-- you will learn to tell a few folktales in a compelling manner. You can come with nothing, or, if you have a tale you're working on, we can help develop it into something that grabs and holds the auience, bringing it to life, and helping it once again work its ancient mind-meld magic.

We also pay some attention to the nature of the traditioanl tale, the history of its study as an academic discipline, and the revival of folk storytelling as a performing art.

Some of the work is individual, some group.

Tim Jennings has taught folk storytelling at all levels for over thirty years: in schools, teacher residencies, undergraduate and graduate schools, primarily in Vermont but all around New England. This tutorial business, though, is new.

 

 

portrait of Tim
 

 

our albums so far

Available online, at local stores, and directly from us.

 

FOLK-TELLER STUFF for performers, teachers and enthusiasts.

802 223 9103 • PO Box 522 Montpelier VT 05601 • tim at folktale dot net