Storyteller and Educator Jay Stailey
Author of "Think Rather of Zebra: Dealing with Aspects of P0verty through Story" and "Short Tales, Tall Tales, and Tales of Medium Stature", Jay Stailey was a early member of the Houston Storytellers Guild and board member of the National Storytelling Association for 6 years in the mid-nineties. For a decade he taught "Storytelling in Education" courses as part of the University of Houston/Clear Lake undergraduate program in education, and currently works as an adjunct at the University of Houston Downtown teaching a course in "The Culture of Urban Education." Jay has appeared as a regional teller at the National Storytelling Festival, and a feature teller at Winter Tales in Oklahoma City, the Tejas Festival in Denton, Texas and several other regional storytelling festivals. He is two time winner of the Greater Houston Area Liars Contest. He has traveled and collected stories on four continents.