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Priscilla Howe, Fulbright Scholar, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, AY 2014-2015

Professional storyteller Priscilla Howe recently received the International Story Bridge Oracle Award at the National Storytelling Summit in Fremont, California. This award recognizes the exemplary work, dedication and spirit of those individuals or groups that promote the art of storytelling in their own country or promote the building of bridges between their country and other countries through the use of storytelling and/or storytelling events. Howe lives in Lawrence, Kansas and travels around the world telling stories to listeners of all ages. She began storytelling as a children’s librarian in Middletown, CT in 1988, before leaving her job in 1993 to move to Lawrence to be a full-time storyteller. She has performed folktales, stories from books and her own stories around the US and in China, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Belgium, Germany, Romania and Bulgaria. She tells stories primarily in English, specializing in stories for English Language Learners, though she has also performed in French and Bulgarian.