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Since the early 1980s, Marni Gillard has presented, both locally and nationally, over two hundred adult workshops, school residencies and storytelling performances. Some of her recent programs are listed below.

Storyteller Programs

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    • Dominican Retreat & Conference Center, program "Chicken Soup for the Body and Soul" January 2010
    • Brother Blue's Story Swap, featured teller, Cambridge, MA: 1992-2009
    • Story Sundays, Irish Tales w/ Bairbre McCarthy, March 2009
    • Hudson Valley Writers League, featured performer, summer 2009
    • Eastline Books, "Storytelling to Higher Consciousness," August 2009
    • Interfaith Story Circle of the Tri-City Area, program leader: 2001-2009
    • Pyramid Lake Storytelling Retreats: 2004-2009
    • Troy Library Adult Short Stories featured performer, summer 2008-9
    • Stillpoint Retreat Center, Celtic Tales, 2007-08
    • National Storytelling Conference, Youth Educators Keynote, August 2008
    • Proctors Word Play, 2008
    • Hudson Valley Community College, March 2008
    • Irish Storytelling Night, Immaculate Conception Rosary Society, spring 2006
    • Atria Shaker Senior Center Open House, Albany, NY, 2004
    • Not Just for Kids Storytelling, Schoharie Crossing, NY, 2004
    • The Massry Residence at the Daughters of Sarah Guilderland, NY, 2003
    • Caffe Lena Benefit Concert, 2003
    • Pete Seeger's Clearwater Festival, Featured Performer at the Story Stage, 2002
    • Story Sundays at the Glen Sanders Mansion, Scotia, NY, 2000, 2001, 2002
    • WAMC FM Storytelling Festival radio show: Dec. 1995, Feb. 1997, July 1999
    • NY State College at Cobleskill, An Evening of Stories, Oct. 1998
    • Stories Over Dinner, Williamsville Inn, West Stockbridge, MA, 1993-1998

  • For Family and Student Audiences Picture of Marni Gillard

    • Doane Stuart High School, Rensselaer, NY. January 2010
    • Emma Willard School, Troy, NY, January 2008, '09,'10
    • Schenectady Sayles Fine Arts High School, fall 2008-09 (Dugan, Harmon, Gundrum)
    • Woodlawn Elementary School Family Reading Night, fall 2009
    • Kattaikkuttu Sangam, Youth Theater School, Tamil Nadu, India, November 2008
    • S.O.S. Children's Center, Cape Town, South Africa: 2004
    • North Country Brownie Jamboree: 2004
    • Rotary "Smores and Stories Family Night," Wilton, NY: 2004
    • Brain Injury Association of New York State, Teen/Parent Retreat: 2003, 1999
    • Slingerlands, NY Elementary School, Charlotte's Web Anniversary Program: 2003
    • Berlin Free Library: 2003
    • Regional Girl Scout Jamboree, Stories of Making Our Own Luck: 2002
    • St. Helen's Family Fun Night, Niskayuna, NY: 1999

Storyteacher Programs

  • For teens, adults, and educators Picture of Marni Gillard with some CATW tellers

    • Children at the Well, Interfaith Teen Storytelling coach, 2004-2010
    • Schenectady High School John Sayles Fine Arts Program residencies 2007-2009
    • Emma Willard high school storytelling lecturer, 2007-2010
    • Jay O'Callahan Creativity Weekends, co-presenter, 2002-2009
    • Sharing the Fire, LANES Regional Storytelling Conference, presenter 2002-2009
    • New York State English Council teacher presentations, 2000-2009
    • Keynote for Youth Storytelling Educators, National Storytelling Network Conference, Gatlinburg, August 2008
    • Saratoga Methodist Church Retreat storytelling workshop, Silver Bay, September 2008
    • Southern CT State U. Storytelling Consultant, 2000-2007
    • New York State United Teachers Literacy Conference keynote, February 2006
    • The Story Studio, Schenectady, NY, Story Saturdays, 1995-2004
    • Training for Storytellers, Centre for the Book, Cape Town, South Africa, November 2004
    • Bethlehem Schools Storytelling Inservice Class, 1995-2004
    • National Storytelling Conference, Coaching Youth Storytellers, 2002
    • Capital District Child Care Council, training for pre-school/day care teachers, 2002-2004
    • National Council of Teachers of English Convention, Teacher as Storyteller, 2001
    • National Storytelling Conference, Coaching Storytellers, 2001
    • Rutgers University, Storytelling Conference, Keynote Address, 1999
    • Sharing the Fire storytelling conference, Boston, Mining the Gold in our Personal Memories, 1999
    • Sharing the Fire storytelling conference, Boston, Movement to Find Metaphor, 1998
    • National Council of Teachers of English Convention, Learning from Student Storytellers, 1998
    • Literacy Coalition, Training for Americorp teachers, Tulsa, OK: 1997

  • For Elementary/Middle School Students Picture of Marni Gillard

    • Mt. Markham Middle School, West Winfield, NY, fifth grade storytelling residency 2005-2009
    • Woodlawn School, Schenectady, family reading workshop, 2009
    • Capital Region Center for Arts in Ed residencies, S. Colonie, Ballston Spa, Voorheesville, St. Catherine's, Albany, 2005-2009
    • Johnsburg Central School, storytelling residency, 2005
    • Troy City Summer School storytelling residency: 2004
    • Riverway Festival Youth Storytelling Coach, Albany, NY, Bethlehem, NY: 2004
    • Riverway Festival Youth Storytelling Coach, Albany, NY, Guilderland, NY: 2003
    • The Center for Enrichment, Altamont, NY: 2004
    • Middleburg Public Library, Middleburg, NY: 2002-2004
    • Bethlehem, NY School Storytelling Residency: 1995-2004
    • Shaker Middle School Residency, Latham, NY:1995-2003
    • Johnsburg Central School K-12 Residency: 2003
    • BOCES, Binghamton, NY, Storytelling and Science: March 1998

If you need any additional information, please feel free to contact Marni. Picture of Marni Gillard
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