I just graduated with my Master's degree, so I'm a bit burned of classes right now. Really, I'm just waiting for my career to get started in a professional sense, both on the librarian and storyteller paths. It's good to know that ETSU provides such highly recommended resources, though. Plus, they have an Appalachian Studies major. If I had another lifetime, I would probably have gotten my degrees from there, such they have so many offerings in which I am interested.
The workshop is going to be at the Lockeland Design Center in East Nashville. They are a school which focuses on kids K-4th grade. They start a storytelling curriculum in the fall and finish with a grand finale of a fundraising festival in the spring. One of the people in charge of the PTO is going to work with me in August to iron out the details of my project for the kids. It's exciting, but a bit nerve-wracking too.
Do you have a particular focus in the your storytelling?
Congratulations about your coursework. It is so nice to be close to done.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, offers a Master's in Information Science (aka library school). It took me about a 1.5 years to complete it and I feel like I got a lot of networking skills and contacts out of it.
Hopefully, I will have my first storytelling workshop teaching experience this fall. I was able to contact my "Storytelling for Libraries & Classrooms" professor for advice on how to get started on that project and she even edited my cover letter for me.