Directory of Members

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Pam Dawson

Pam began her storytelling as a parent, then as a special education teacher in middle school. She uses stories to connect and spark the imagination. Her tales may share age old wisdom, remind us of a lost memory, or just let everyone have a good time in a fun, heartfelt, old fashioned way. Pam captivates her audience by taking them back into history through the eyes of Mary Todd Lincoln. Pam has traveled throughout Michigan portraying this controversial historical figure in period costume. Email: padawsonusa (at), Phone: 248-245-1499


Jack Ferguson

J.D. Ferguson is 'The Scout." J.D. uses Tall Tales,Cowboy Poetry, and Range Camp Humor to teach the contribution of the American Cowboy. Often J.D. is riding with his partner T.R. Mansell as the "Campfire Compadres".  Songs and stories are woven into a classic cowboy experience. Saddle Up.  Email: thunderisle (at), Phone: 248-338-9389 or 248-860-2307

Carolyn Graves

"Aunt Carole"  to  my  Storytelling  Listeners
Come with me  to  The  World  of  "Once  Upon  A  Time"
Email: gravesccr (at), Phone: 248-264-6752

Ron Hinman

Ron has a love of people, history and children. He enjoys using stories to entertain all ages from preschool to senior citizens. His love of history is included in many of his stories. Ron has shared stories in Michigan, California, and Alaska and in many places including festivals, schools, parks and on cable television. Ron brings the world of storytelling to you through legends, folktales, fables and historical pieces. Email: ronaldhinman (at), Phone: 248-698-9279
Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS)

LoiS enriches her large repertoire of international folklore & Michigan tales. Programs often are participatory & may include music, sign language, or puppetry. LoiS also re-enacts various historical figures, including herself in the 1950s; a "hired girl"; an old-time schoolteacher; & Liberetta Lerich Green, who grew up on a Shelby Township Underground Railroad Station & aided Civil War homefront efforts. Websites:,, and, Email: LoiS-sez (at), Phone: 248-625-5848


Darlene Williams

Darlene is new to the storytelling scene, but, is an enthusiast extraordinaire.  As a children's librarian, she has read and told stories to the preschool and elementary set for decades.  She continues to build her storytelling repertoire ranging from classic folktales, fables, Bible stories, Jack Tales, Joel Chandler Harris's Uncle Remus stories, historical and contemporary stories.  Contact Darlene at darwillread (at), Phone 248-568-4512
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Loretta Vitek

Loretta comes from an Italian family of wonderful storytellers. She has always loved the folktales, myths and legends that make up our human heritage. She especially loves stories about dragons and personal tales, “For I see stories everywhere and in the people and events that populate our everyday life.” Therefore Loretta tells stories whenever she can because *There is always a story, it would be a shame not to share it!* Email: dragonstory (at), Phone: 586-808-0372.