Shelley Gotterer, Storyteller and Teaching Artist

I am a mentor for librarians and educators 
interested in the realistic benefits of storytelling for early literacy. 
Recently, I created a successful literacy project using folktales
for the Nashville's Richland Park Branch Library .
Of course it’s true, 
 but it may not have happened.
Patricia Polacco’s grandmother

Storytelling Introduction

My Promise
As a storyteller, I dedicate my talents 
and gifts to an ancient art.
I will research, learn, practice, and present 
folk stories in order to impart wisdom, comfort, and laughter to all people that they may grow in
               unity, harmony, and respect.  


National Storytelling Network 

2014 and 2017 Member Grants

Talk with Me!
How and Why to Tell Folk Stories
Great teachers and librarians know about the power of folk stories.  Teachers know about story power in the classroom to meet curricular standards. Librarians know about 
story power and literacy. 
 I am available to meet with you to discuss your interests and goals.  I have a wealth of stories, materials, and lesson plans to share with you.

My Memberships
Volunteer State Tellers
Tennessee's only statewide nonprofit 
501(c)3 tax exempt storytelling organization
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National Storytelling Network
National Storytelling Network