Jiaan (“Jan”) brings her love, expertise, and passion to the world of storytelling. Delighting audiences of all ages, she tells multi-cultural folktales, literary tales, ghost stories, and snippets from down home.
Drawing upon her years as a teller, workshop leader and classroom teacher Jiaan designs programs and workshops appropriate for age and audience. Her love for the poetic word and gesture brings her stories alive and her love of order and excellence brings fire to her workshops.
Jiaan is a member of the Tejas Storytelling Association, National Storytelling Network, North 40 Storytellers’ Guild, and the Dallas Storytelling Guild. Jiaan is also a member of the Poetry Society of Texas, Mockingbird Poetry Society, and Dallas Pegasus Chapter.
“I love your stories and how funny that you are!” Avery
“I understand that it is difficult to make high school students participate. Your audience engagement and activities made all students stand up and become involved.” — J. Bush “I learned how to be the characters and tell the story in a dramatic, exciting way. Now when I tell stories out-loud, I’ll know how to be a good storyteller.” — Alanna