Festivals and Special Events
Canton, MO - Stories 'n Stones 2013
St. Louis Storytelling Festival - Featured '92 and 2012; Regional teller since 1982; committee chair for Youth Concert
New Salem Tall Tales Festival
Fox Valley Folklife Festival
Chinquapin Storytelling and Music Festival, Peoria, IL
Witches' Brew, Mt. Vernon, IL
Celtic Folk Life Festival, Cincinnati, OH
MO-Tell Festival in St. Charles, MO
Belleville Festival of Stories - Co-artistic director and workshop leader
Kansas City Story Celebration, Kansas City, KS and MO.
Northlands Concerts, WS
Cahokia Mounds Belleville Festival of Stories Harry Potter Yuletide Stories KC Story Concert
2017 2010 1018 2014
Story Celebration - Kansas City, MO
NAPPS festival- Jonesborough, TN
"Marilyn Kinsella told American Indian tales about monstrous beings and used suspense so skillfully that rows of startled students turned around quickly when a gust of wind whipped against the back of the tent." April, 2008,
courtesy of Southeast Missourian, 2008
Special Events: St. Louis Art Museum - special exhibits; Scott Joplin House;
Wickliffe Mounds Archaeology Days- Wickliffe, KY; Angel Mounds, Evansville, IN: Dickson Mounds- Lewistown, IL; Bollinger Mill, MO
Barnes Hospital "Women's Wellness Day;" "Arts Celebration Days"- Carbondale, IL; First Night in Springfield and Alton, IL; Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows- Belleville, IL (Earth Days and other special events);
Many- Family reading nights, Scouting events, Young Authors, Holiday events, After dinner speaking, Senior Citizen Centers/Nursing Homes, Many library summer reading programs (IL, MO & IN) and special events, and Recreation and park districts. "Tellabrations!" in Metro-St. Louis area.
Schools: travels to many elementary and pre-schools per year. Schools include - Rockwood School District - St. Louis; Springfield, Mt. Vernon, Robinson, Cairo, et al IL schools; St. Louis Public Schools; Parkway Schools, St. Louis City, MO; Numerous private, including Catholic schools in the Metro-St. Louis area and Southern Illinois. Colleges - Lindenwood U, Belleville, IL; SEMO, Cape Girardeau, MO; UMSL; SWIC; St Charles Community College.
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