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Stories to Entertain, Teach, Touch and Transform



Student comments on Dr. Seuss class:  "Loved the discussion, examples, laughs, insight...; Gets your attention and holds it. Really expanded my thoughtfulness...; Excellent class-one of my favorites."


WOW! We had lovely compliments about your program today. Keeping that many folks on a sunny afternoon is a testament to your expert story telling.

Gay Lynn Van Vleck, VA
Children's Services Supervisor
Twin Hickory Area Library


Your performance on Saturday night was delightful!  

                        Mary Hamilton, KY

Kentucky Storytelling  Conference


If you have heard these tellers, you will want to hear them again and again.                     Tim Hayes, VA

Storytelling Fan


We will definitely have you come back again!   Susann Atienza, VA

Virginia Baptist Home


I have done Speed Dating. Your story was right on the mark!  

                       Mrs. Fred Clark, VA

Storytelling Fan

Tandem tellling is so amazing when it is done well.

                         Adam Booth, WVA


You and Judith really do give very convincing performances (as  a couple). I always enjoy listening to you and watching you.

Katie Ross, WVA


I remember you coming to tell for your grandaughter's class in second grade. I loved it.

High School graduate

met while shopping.

Check out this video!


Here, Les Schaffer is telling and discussing the African Dilemma Tale, 'The Lizard in the Fire" at the recent Chennai (India) Storytelling Festival. My session starts at around 1:04 on the video and goes for about 20 minutes. I'll be teaching a new course on Dilemma Tales at the Spring/Summer Session of the Midlothian (Virginia) LifeLong Learning Center. And thanks to Eric Miller for including me in this wonderful event.

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