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winner of the 1998 national youth storytelling olympics, tn
featured at the 1999 international reading conference, ca
rhode island summer reading program 1998 - 2012
published commentator for National Storytelling Magazine
performer at the National Storytelling Festival, tn

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  While storytelling is still widely thought to be only for children,  Katie has always been part of the movement to change this misconception.  High school and adult audiences often enjoy the same material thought to be "children's' fare, but in addition, most storytellers have many stories and programs targeted for young adult and adult events.  Katie has a variety of material targeted for these older audiences', and two feature programs intended only for mature audiences:

THE HERRING SHED
Jay O'Callahan's historical fiction piece transports the listener  to Nova Scotia during WWII. This compassionate story, filled
with laughter and tears, will touch your heart.

This story is 30+ minutes long, and is told as part of a longer program with appropriate accompanying material.  This is for 10th grade + and adult audiences, and besides general audiences, would be highly appropriate for history and literary programs, as well as veteran events.

THE TELLTALE HEART
Edgar Allen Poe's famous work, "The Telltale Heart", is the story of a man driven insane by his own conscience.  With exquisite language and strength, Katie brings this classic story of murder and madness to life. Unedited.

This story is 30+ minutes long, and is told as part of a longer program with appropriate accompanying material.  This is for 10th grade + and adult audiences, and besides general audiences, would be highly appropriate for literary programs, English classes, Poe related programs, and library programs.  For school programs, Katie HIGHLY RECOMMENDS the classes read the story prior to the performance.



Latimer’s thin silhouette was all that was visible. Not one prop – only a chair was needed. “And so I knew he could not see the opening of the door,” she continued in a loud voice with exaggerated gestures. “I had my head in a was about to undo the lantern and the old man sprang up in his bed crying out, ‘Who’s there?’ For a whole hour I did not move a muscle.”

Another cluster of children left the room upon hearing “I knew it was the groan of mortal terror…the low stifled sound that arises from the bottom of the soul…I knew what the old man felt and I pitied him…I dismembered the corpse – cut of the head and arms and the legs.”

"She's so incredible," added Annette Coutu who attended the performance with daughters Danielle, 12, and Kimberly, 11. "She brings you to where the story is. Being right there and being with her."

FROM CHILLING, THRLLING WITH THE TELLTALE HEART
Kent County Daily Times, Oct 1, 2001 read full article

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