Mary Lou Williams
Ft. Myers, Florida
I tell fractured fairy tales, tall tales, and literary stories for elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, adults, elders. I tell at retirement communities, local organizations, libraries, continuing education programs, churches.
My second career is storytelling. After teaching high school English and mathematics for 35 years, I now tell stories at retirement communities, schools, community organizations, churches, libraries, and festivals. I also conduct seminars on the art and craft of storytelling and on literary works at Hodges University in Naples, Florida. I have been teaching at the Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning at Hodges since 2010.
My stories consist of fractured fairy tales and fables, tall tales, ghost stories, and literary tales adapted for telling. I have programs for holidays such as Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Mothers’ Day, Halloween, and Christmas. I even have stories for April Fools Day. I also have a program on the history of South Florida.
Visit my website to see a performance of a story called “Grand Central Station and Three Red Roses.” A book of my stories called Ten Fractured Fairy Tales is also available on my website or at Amazon.