Live oral storytelling, the expressive delivery of vivid words to an engaged and listening audience, is the medium for one-on-one communication. Whether a story’s listeners number one or one thousand, the imagistic power of spoken words and their direct appeal to the imagination create a personal multi-media experience not equaled by any electronic device.
In a time of so much digital communication, many people sometimes want something different. How about the face-to-face experience available for listeners to the live art of storytelling?
Jon Spelman is regarded as one of America’s leading storytellers. As a performer, he has developed more than 30 hours of narrative material, all of which he continues to perform throughout the U.S. and Europe. He has received a Children’s Radio Award, an Achievement in Children’s Television Award, and two Emmys for “Three Stories Tall,” which he hosted for six years on NBC-4 in Washington, D.C.
Jon was continually reflective and student-centered, changing instructional strategies as needed to help the students be engaged and successful.
Jill, Teacher, Highlandtown Elementary Middle
You and your stories were wonderful--perfect for your audience of kindergarten to second-grade students! I don’t know who enjoyed the assembly more…the students or their teachers! Many thanks for coming to the Lower School and entertaining us.
Pam, Lower School Assistant Director, The Bryn Mawr School