I enjoy very much speaking to student groups about writing—from Primary to University. School groups I limit in size to three classes maximum, since it’s a teaching situation
My presentations include insights into the writing process, (in the form of songs where age-appropriate) making up a group story, dramatic readings of my own books, readings from books that inspire me, writing tips, and reference the work that’s being done in the classroom if desired.
“A memorable contribution to the life of our school.” – Coquitlam Elementary School
“You really engaged them, you really touched them and that makes such a difference.” – Vancouver Elementary School
“I wanted to thank you again for your generous, open, and rich story-telling/teaching/talking tonight. I am certain that you have made a deep impression on many in the class.” – Kwantlen Polytechnic University
I tell folk tales and fairy tales, myths, legends, stories from history, literary stories and stories from my own life, to audiences of all ages.
In schools, I prefer telling to groups of no more than 150 children, but I have told to entire school populations of 700 and it’s worked out fine. Usually, a day of telling would divide a school up into three performances: K-2, 3-4/5, 6/7, with stories chosen to suit each age range. I am happy to tailor my shows to reflect the current curriculum or school concerns.
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“Ranks high amongst Canada’s best storytellers.” – Bill Richardson, writer and broadcaster
“It’s a joy being part of your storytelling.” – Vancouver High School
“To hell with Steven Spielberg. Give me Nan Gregory telling stories.” – Bob Bossin
“Overwhelming ehthusiasm – the staff and students absolutely loved her!” – Coquitlam School District #43.