Featured Teller – Megan Hicks
Storytelling Versatility = Megan Hicks. She tells true stories from her life (both slam length and longer pieces), tells carefully researched stories of historical events, tells folktales and fairy tales (both straightforward and fractured), and tells stories via the art of origami. She also promotes the work of storytelling colleagues by producing house concerts.
At the Kentucky Storytelling Conference, you’ll hear her tell stories at the Friday and Saturday evening concerts. She’ll also lead her workshop “Crack Me Up! – How to Fracture a Fairy Tale” in a 70-minute session. She’ll also be one of the presenters on the “Creating Successful Storytelling Events” panel talking about storytelling house concerts she hosts at her home in Media, Pennsylvania.
Megan was featured as a New Voice at the National Storytelling Festival in 2011, and her performance credits range from small venues in rural America, to regional stages throughout the United States, and international programs on four continents. Her workshop presentation venues include Florida Storytelling Camp, National Storytelling Conference, Northlands Storytelling Conference, and more.
Can’t wait? Good news! You don’t have to wait! Treat yourself to samples from her work now: Watch Megan tell three stories – “98 cents” a StorySlam tale, “The Man Who Had No Luck” a folktale told to a middle school audience, and “Valentine Puppy” an origami tale here. Her recording of “What was Civil about that War” – a true account of the 1st Battle of Fredericksburg & Sgt. Richard Kirkland’s heroic compassion – won a 2005 Parents’ Choice Silver award. You can listen to a few small snippets of it on this CDBaby page. Enjoy her sense of humor when social satire meets a fractured fairy tale by reading “Groundhog Little: or Henny Penny Told the Truth” a tale from her Groundhogs meet Grimm series. Or take a peek at her serious side by watching her tell “Three Assassinations: Kennedy, King, Kennedy”. To learn even more, visit her website www.meganhicks.com.
Like you, Megan knows storytelling really comes alive when folks are face to face, she says, “Storytelling is pulling art from thin air because storytelling is really just talking to yourself until you’ve connected with your listeners and engaged their imaginations.”
So, come to the Conference where you can hear stories told live, in person, connected!