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"Hi Yomi!  Your website address fails.  You need to change it here to Thoughts on Rove . I know the page for applying here says http, but just add the "s" and then the rest of your site address.  If you need help with that,…"
Mar 8
Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) commented on Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS)'s blog post Death of Professional Storyteller (network) Founder, Dianne de Las Casas
"Putting all of these together for Soleil and Eliana, I remembered that Oneal Isaac had accidentally posted his reaction in the Forum.  I promised to cut and paste it here and finally have done it.  My apologies for the delay.  OMG!!!…"
Dec 18, 2017
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Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) left a comment for David Woodruff
"David's site, 23rd Infantry Regiment Reenactment , which he gives w/o explanation above is a great site for a wide selection of resources on the War of 1812."
Dec 12, 2017
Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) commented on Sarah Addison's photo

Cultural Awareness Week

"Don't stop now.  Give us more as 12/26-1/1 has a principle or value for each day!"
Nov 26, 2017
Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) left a comment for Patricia Coffie
"Love the new photos!"
Nov 26, 2017
Sarah Addison commented on Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS)'s blog post Death of Professional Storyteller (network) Founder, Dianne de Las Casas
"Time...tick...tock...what is time...there is never enough time.  Dianne journey is over, but her memories will remain captured in our hearts. She was like a cool breeze that blew beautiful stories into our lives.  Like the cool breeze she…"
Sep 18, 2017

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I tell Stories from Around the World and Back Through Time.

  • My large supply of stories permits programs on most topics. Stories may use sign language, music, puppets or dance with programs for all age levels.  Among my reenacting is a woman who was a World War I phone operator, another woman who grew up on an Underground Railroad station, family Civil War activity, and was a farmer's widow -- other historical aspects covered: pioneer MI, the War of 1812, schools, life 100 yrs. ago, Victorian times and the 1950s. My storytelling supports reading in many ways as well as tailoring it to fit thematic programs. I also teach basic American Sign Language & "baby sign" as well as telling in voice and sign.
  • While most of my storytelling has been in Michigan, I have told in other states, the territory of Puerto Rico, plus Canada, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and St. Kitts.
  • Starting in 1970, I have roughly 45 years of storytelling experience. Until the autumn of 2006, this was combined with librarianship when I was accepted into the MI performing arts touring directory. I left Mount Clemens Public Library (where I was in charge of Children's Services) for full-time storytelling. My current listing with MI Arts & Humanities Directory was renewed & runs through 2018.
  • Because my storytelling frequently requires research, my blog Storytelling + Research = LoiS covers a wide variety of topics & shares some of my work to help others know more.
  • My website hosts Michigan Storytelling.Org as I have a passion for supporting storytelling, which includes storytelling organizations. I founded Mt.C. Raconteurs & North Oakland County Storytellers, serving their 1st 2 yrs. as president.  It also led me to the joy of serving as an Assistant Administrator here.

There's much more, but this gives an overview.


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Death of Professional Storyteller (network) Founder, Dianne de Las Casas

The storytelling world and especially those of us at Professional Storyteller are numb with surprise and grief over the loss of…


Posted on August 23, 2017 at 3:47pm — 13 Comments

A to Z, Puppets Are Easy!

I just posted a blog about the Great Lakes Regional Puppet Festival at my personal blog, Storytelling + Research = LoiS, about the workshop I'll be doing (along with information on other workshops).  It may help others decide to come to the Detroit area, July 24 to 27.  Yes, that's opposite the National Storytelling Network conference,…


Posted on June 5, 2014 at 2:09pm

eBook on Storytelling & Adult Learning

Sheherazade Manual or 1001 Stories for Adult Learning might just interest many of us.  It's definitely an international production, including storytelling projects from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the U.K.  While the editors aren't members of P.S., I know it includes some of our members as I recognized…


Posted on November 25, 2013 at 9:36pm

Scam Targets Performers

I posted this on Michigan  -- a website I maintain, but this is bigger than just Michigan.

Scam Alert Targeting Performers with Websites

(The company is unnamed here as there may be more than one.  Wouldn't want to have a slander problem either, but the method deserves mentioning for the safety of my fellow performers)

Storytellers and possibly other performers are being targeted…


Posted on October 31, 2013 at 3:41pm — 2 Comments

This Could Be Any of Us

Recently a few spammers contacted members, asking to be emailed back for something "of interest to you."  They were quickly removed as soon as it was known.  I asked new member, Tom Doty, if I could post this for him so you don't think he's spamming.  I've known Tom for many years through the email list, Storytell. He's definitely a long time Professional Storyteller -- 33 years sharing native stories.  Look at …


Posted on July 25, 2013 at 7:19pm

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At 1:34am on March 28, 2018, Yomi Vinayaka said…


At 2:13pm on July 6, 2016, Marc W Kohler said…

Again, thanks.  I will work on the profile tonight!

At 10:37pm on July 5, 2016, Marc W Kohler said…

'Hi Lois: I just read your message for the first time tonight.  Yes, I will put up some things on this site.  You can see my puppet shows on Youtube Channel: Marc Kohler.  There are also two videos of my puppet making workshops.  You can read a draft of why Handbook of the Kohler Puppetry Method on my web site: at thanks

At 4:53pm on January 14, 2016, Chloe (Midnight Storytellers) said…


Hi again Lois - In case you're interested, I'm doing a pre National Storytelling Week show to the SW of London at Riverhouse Arts Centre, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, on Friday 29 January.

My actual National Storytelling Week performance in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, is a guest artist spot in a poetry open mic event at Smokey Joe's coffee bar on Thursday 4 February from 7pm. I think they're letting me do something like 2 x 20 minute spots.


Sorry if this is stuff you don't want!

Kind regards, Chloë.

At 4:22pm on January 14, 2016, Chloe (Midnight Storytellers) said…

UK National Storytelling Week 2016 runs Saturday 30 January to Saturday 6 February. A few days either side of the official week also sneak under the NSW banner.

The UK Society for Storytelling is a not for profit, non promoting, mostly non professional organisation. It does not organise or fund NSW events. The website provides a listing of storytelling activities throughout the UK, details submitted by individual organisers. There's also a page noting the dates of each year's NSW.

Media largely disregard storytelling except as children's entertainment.

Kind regards, Chloë.

At 10:32am on May 1, 2015, Neppe Pettersson said…

Ahaaaaaa! Now I understand why I couldn't log in here - I used my Facebook profile, and not another mail address :-D
Found the welcome mail in the mailbox that belongs to the Facebook mail address, which I NEVER (except today ;-) ) log in to.
Best wishes <3

At 2:57pm on January 26, 2015, Jeffery Warren Scott said…

Hi Lois.....nice that the membership came through on my birthday!  You were observant to catch that.  Enjoy the day!

At 5:40pm on December 24, 2014, George Allen Williams said…

Hi, Lois. This is George Williams ("Old Father William"). It's been a long time since I've been able to check in with PS... It seems likes it's really...slow. Anything happening that you know of? I'd like to reconnect with a storytelling board. If this isn't it, can you recommend one? Thanks...and Merry HannuChristKwnazaNess. <g>

- G

At 3:28am on August 13, 2014, Maria Pap said…

Thank you Lois! Indeed the saying has done a great harm, by putting the total of the Greek oral culture in the same basket...but anyway, I am here now, at your service! I am now preparing a new performance with tales of the wine! Hopefully I will have a small video to will be in Greek though.:)

kisses, Maria

At 10:31pm on June 22, 2014, Earl F. Cater said…





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