Festival 2017 Featured Storytellers


Meet Our Festival Featured Tellers

The 32nd Annual Texas Storytelling Festival “Ear Candy: The Sweet Sound of Story” will entertain and inspire. Treat yourself to stories from these rich storytellers:  Yvonne Healy, Don White, Dolores Hydock, and Carolina Quiroga-Stultz. See you in Denton, Texas at the Civic Center on March 9 - 12, 2017.



Don WhiteThere is no one-word description for what Don White does. He has survived and thrived for twenty-five years, bringing his audiences to laughter and tears in his live performances, studio recordings, and on the printed page. He is a storyteller-comedian-author-troubadour-folk singer-songwriter. He is a walking challenge to the phrase “file under.” It is best to just sort him under “Don White.” Unquestionably, White is an odd fit in any medium. The folk world does not know what to do with a guy this funny and sometimes sarcastic. The comedy world is suspicious of sentimentality. The one place that no one questions what he does is onstage, where he can reach any audience. In the fall of 2015, Don thrilled the crowds at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee successfully crossing over his roots in folk music to the storytelling stage. White has stayed involved in his community, creating outlets for creative expression like the Speak Up! Spoken Word Open Mic and Don White’s Sunday Night Open Mic at the Walnut Street Café in Lynn, Massachusetts.
Website: www.donwhite.net
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b77nueulTc



Dolores HydockDolores Hydock is an actress and story performer, whose work has been featured at a variety of concerts, festivals, and special events throughout the U.S. Her hometown of Reading, Pennsylvania is where she won her first blue ribbon in storytelling in a local contest at the age of 5. The real gold letters on the blue ribbon convinced her that there was obviously a fortune to be made in the performing arts. She continues to hope.As a storyteller, she has been a featured teller at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee, and at other story concerts, festivals, and special events throughout the United States.  Dolores’ vivacious style fills the stage with what one reviewer called “a swirl of characters and a cascade of lovely language.” Her funny, affectionate stories about family fireworks, food fads, true love, turnip greens, and other peculiarities of everyday life are full of wit and energy, and her award-winning adaptations of oral histories, medieval adventures, and traditional tales make the magic of other lives and other times come alive.
Website and Video: storypower.org



yvonne healyYvonne Healy is an Irish pixie of a performer!” She didn’t simply kiss the Blarney Stone; she swallowed it. Weird Irish legends, outrageous family lore, thought-provoking adult fare, or participatory kids’ tales: this American and Irish diversely talented storyteller-writer opens windows to life, as real and touching as it gets. Funny, too!

Blarney & Beyond! Professional performer for 40 years, this award-winning raconteur was born across the Atlantic, and she grew up with Irish stories and language on an American Main Street. Comic or haunting, Yvonne’s unique tales from Irish myth, folk life and history especially delight all ages. Some are her parents’ bedtime tales recorded in the Irish National Folklore Archive. Others are family stories with their first-hand accounts of the birthing of a new nation and the withering of the old.

Website: www.yhealy.com/
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH012wtPQRQ



Carolina Quiroga-Stultz earned a Master’s Degree in Storytelling at East Tennessee State University. Since landing in San Antonio in 2014, she has sought out and organized storytelling programs for small companies of San Antonio Storytelling Association Storytellers at St. PJ’s, the San Antonio Children’s Hospital, and at the Scobee Planetarium’s Lunar Extravaganza. She has collaborated with SAY Sí to create a production for the Muertitos Fest 2016 and developed story programs with UNAM (Universidad Nacional de Mexico), the Instituto Cultural de Mexico, and San Antonio College. She built a relationship with the Rainbow Turkish House and facilitated bringing SASA’s annual Tellabration!™ to that site. Her repertoire embraces the myths, legends and mysteries of Central and South America from Guatemala to La Patagonia. She has graced the stage at the Texas Storytelling Festival in Denton and the National Storytelling Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. In 2015, she toured Costa Rica with her shows in Spanish and English, Carolina recently received the National Storytelling Network’s “J. J. Reneaux Emerging Artist” Award.
Website: www.carolinastoryteller.com
Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJtbu_HuZTM



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