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Harlynne Geisler

Tales from the Story Bag

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San Diego, CA 92117
United States

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Elementary schools, libraries, private parties, museums, festivals, preschools

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Harlynne Geisler has been a professional freelance storyteller since 1980 and has told and taught storytelling in festivals, conferences, schools, colleges, libraries, churches, temples, community centers, preschools, and museums. She has performed from Aurora, New York, to Austin, Texas, to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Alberta, Canada, to Anaheim, California...and that's just the A list! She lives in San Diego and performs frequently all over southern California. She is listed in Who's Who in Entertainment. Harlynne Geisler has taught storytelling and creative writing to clowns, magicians, teachers, children, college students, parents, puppeteers, librarians, seniors, and storytellers in New York, Texas, Illinois, Arizona, New Mexico, Missouri, Canada, Washington, Idaho, and California. She was the resident storyteller for the San Diego Museum of Art and has been the resident storyteller for the Timken Art Museum since 2005. Ms. Geisler was the editor of the Story Bag; A Storytelling Newsletter from 1981-2006. Her book, Storytelling Professionally; The Nuts and Bolts of a Working Performer [Libraries Unlimited Press], was published in 1997 and is still in print. She is an author who had a story published in the book More Ready-to-Tell Tales from Around the World. She was a columnist for Laugh Makers Magazine for ten years. Her philosophy about storytelling can be summed up in one sentence from Bruno Bettelheim's The Uses of Enchantment; The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales: "Without fantasy to give us hope we do not have the strength to meet the adversities of life." She wants to provide fantasy and hope to all her listeners--especially the children.

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