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Grace Wolbrink
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  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • United States
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Professional Storyteller is a network for people who work in the field of oral storytelling. Please write a brief paragraph about your work.
Grace Wolbrink: One of West Michigan’s official “Under the Bridge Trolls”. It is true, Grace resides in the lower portion of the State’s mitten-shaped land mass, far beneath the magnitude and grandeur of the Mackinac Bridge connecting Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsula’s. After hanging around in the mythical halls of academia for nearly a decade, Grace completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education for the Emotionally Impaired and her Master’s Degree in Social Worker. She continues her education and training in the fields of expressive therapies, trauma and storytelling. Currently she divides her time between working in the role of a Behavioral Health Specialist in the area of Critical Incidence Stress Management, a writing and a professional storyteller. Throughout the majority of her life, having traveled internationally as a witness for peace in war zones, Grace is honored to be a voice for those whose voices have been silenced as a result of war, oppression, illness and violence.
Further inspired by her daughter, Andrea Nightingale’s love of story and dance, Grace immerses herself in the world of folklore. She also loves writing books and orally crafting stories in the area of Historical Fiction. Grace’s fascination with the archetypal image of the Hero’s Journey and the realization that virtually every condition known to human kind exists in folklore, inspired her to co-find Storyographers and to launch Story Impact.
Currently Grace is completing several children’s books and one adult book in the area of historical fiction of the Lewis Brothers Circus, based in Jackson, Michigan during the 1930’s and the 1940’s. The foundation of this series stems from live interview’s taken from circus owner Paul Lewis’s nieces and nephews circus experiences. A former Storyteller with Heartlands Performing Arts Counsel, Grace’s storytelling takes her from the stage to a wide variety of community, clinical and educational settings.

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At 5:21am on December 5, 2012, Julia Widdop said…

Hi Grace, Just want to invite you to tell stories on We are seeking storytellers for our new show. If you (or any storyteller) would like to appear on Talk Story TV, just go to the website and sign up. Be a star on Talk Story TV, Julia

At 9:06pm on June 28, 2008, Harlynne Geisler said…
How kind of you to mention the Story Bag. I enjoyed doing it for so many years. Harlynne
At 1:43pm on June 9, 2008, Tom Taylor said…
Hey, Grace -

Thanks for the note. Sounds as if you all had a grand time - I trust there will be many more.
Have a wonderful summer, and keep me posted, as you're able.


At 5:11am on May 17, 2008, Steve Evans said…
Greetings and welcome to this great site. I hope you enjoy it. I wonder if you wouldn't consider joining the group Applied Storytelling: the Power of Story? We would love to have you. Best wishes to you. STEVE
At 5:04am on May 6, 2008, Don 'Buck P' Creacy said…
Hey Grace

I see Tom has already greeted you and I want to add my two cents as well. You just might have found the neatest site on the planet for storytellers. Great Groups, good forums and the neatest people I have ever met. Check out the videos, join a group or ten... can't find what you want? Start one... let me know... I might want to join... This is a fun place... check out take five, or the fishbowl or marketing or power of stories... gosh the list just keeps growing... and the odd part is... there is good stuff happening there too.

At 8:18pm on May 4, 2008, Tom Taylor said…
Hello, Grace, and Welcome!

Sounds and looks as if you find ways to keep yourself VERY busy - and, very clever of you to operate your taxi service "on the side," even if it is 24/7 (reminder: "This, too, shall pass." - and wayyyy-yyyy too soon!)

This is an awesome site for tellers of all kinds - I'm trusting that you will be as pleased as the rest of us with all PS.ning affords us.

Take a bit of time to check out the various pages to see what all they can do for you - it is awesome to behold.

Share with us your products, whether CDs, DVDs, audio tapes, video, photographs, Blogs - you get to share a bit of yourself, and we get an "up close and personal" glimpse of who you are and what you do; and, we'll do the same for you - it's sort of a "Show and Tell" time for tellers.

I'm glad you found your way here, I look forward to your contributions to the site, I wish you well in all your endeavors and, again, send my warm greetings and Welcome!


Tom Taylor - Deep in the Heart of Texas (90 degrees today!)



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