A life long storyteller, Julie listened to her grandmothers and mother tell stories throughout her growing up years, and she told stories to her sisters, cousins and imaginary brother.
As well as a storyteller, she has been a mother, grandmother, teacher, librarian and writer. Julie, a member of the National Storytelling Network, Rocky Mountain Storytelling, Storytellers of New Mexico, Florida Storytelling Association and, when she lived in Tampa, the Tampa Bay Area Storytellers’ Guild, has taught storytelling classes in three Colorado school districts. Occasionally she teaches a storytelling class in the Library and Information Sciences department as an adjunct instructor at Denver University, as well as Continuing Education classes through Adams State University. In addition Julie regularly tells stories on the radio both for KRZA, community radio for the Upper Rio Grande (2nd and 4th Saturdays) and KHEN, community radio in Salida, CO, (1st, 3rd and 5th Saturdays). All shows are from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Mountain Time.
In 1989, Julie was a member of Colorado Sorytellers on Tour. And in 2008, she traveled to China with a delegation of storytellers to learn about storytelling in China. She is on the Board of Rocky Mountain Storytelling and is the program director for their conference held each spring. During the fall of 2014 she helped birth a joint event for Rocky Mountain Storytelling and Storytellers of New Mexico.
Julie’s told stories in Colorado, New Mexico, Ohio, Florida, Tennessee, New York and California and attended a storytelling swap in Taos, NM, as well as one in Boulder, CO.
Julie’s first book, Old China through the Eyes of a Storyteller, was published by Parkhurst Brothers in November, 2012. It is available from Julie by contacting her at email@example.com
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