Program Presenter w/story and music

Carlos As Storyteller, Specializing In:

  • Ethnic tales
  • Fables and fairy tales
  • Tour commentary that incorporates stories into trip and destination info
  • Stories conducive to having live musical excerpts
  • Stories where props and costume can be incorporated for extra flourish
  • Birthday (or other) parties entertaining with age appropriate stories, games, and music
  • Entire Programs with traditional and unusual themes using stories and music. I can, for example, plan and present a program that emphasizes a chosen topic, such as compassion or courage, using stories from different genres to illustrate that these issues are universal

History And Affiliations:

  • National Storytelling Network
  • Story People of Clallam County, Washington
  • Story Circle of Whidbey Island, Washington
  • Seattle Storytellers' Guild, Washington
  • Past member of Stagebridge Storytelling Group, Oakland, California, a program that performed in inner city schools to bridge generations between seniors and elementary/middle school students
  • Past Tour Director/Guide for Tauck World Discovery, telling area based stories to "captive audiences" (on a moving bus!) in New England, Pacific Coast and British Columbia, and Europe (Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany, and Switzerland).

Current, Recent, and Some Memorable Storytelling Activities:

  • Since 1999, regular storyteller at Queen of Angels Grammar School in Port Angeles, WA., telling weekly (monthly, since move in 2010) to each of four classes, K-3
  • Founder/partner in ongoing tandem storytelling duo, A Fable for Two. Our tandem has told at schools and at the Lavender and The Juan de Fuca festivals on the Olympic Peninsula
  • Storyteller at other schools, churches, senior facilities, bus tours, special events, festivals (in August 2008, Arts in Nature Festival in West Seattle), & symphony sponsored programs
  • Attended a one day workshop on Guemes Island with internationally famed storyteller and author, Margaret Read MacDonald (August 2008)
  • Attended National Storytelling Network "Talk Story" Conference in Honolulu and Maui (July 2009) and performed for Honolulu school children in a Park and Rec program
  • Performed as featured entertainer (flutist/storyteller) in June 2010 at CHICs celebration at 7 Cedars Casino, Sequim
  • On Independence Day, 2010 performed as (costumed) wandering colonial minstrel (music/stories) at city-wide celebration in Downtown Park, Bellevue,WA
  • Performed as featured storyteller/musician in June 2011 at Tanabata Festival at Wing Luke Museum and Japanese Garden, Seattle
  • Performed as featured storyteller/musician in July 2011 at opening of "Epic Tails" exhibit at Wing Luke Museum, Seattle
  • Performed as featured storyteller/musician in October 2011 at "Maple Viewing Day" Japanese Garden, Seattle
  • Performed as featured storyteller in September 2012 at Meeting of Story People of Clallam County, Port Angeles
  • Performed as featured storyteller/musician in November 2012 at Story Concert, Port Townsend
  • Performed several times as solo storyteller/musician in Summer 2015, presenting, on American Clipper at Port Angeles, "A Basket Of Flutes (8)"
  • Presented, as featured storyteller/musician with jazz pianist, Al, in Spring 2016 "A Family Of Flute" to 20 young audiences in 15 schools in Olympic Peninsula

A Few Of The Many Stories I Like To Tell:

  • The Bremen Town Musicians (w/ live music)
  • Little Red
  • The Angel's Gift(Jewish Tradition)
  • My Aunt Came Back (audience participation)
  • The Minstrel, aka The Tsaritsa Harpist (many traditions)
  • The Story of Won Lee (China)
  • The Boy Who Could Understand Birds (India)
  • Century Old Haunting (Ghost Story)
  • The Mystery Of The Music In The Night(Eerie, w/music)
  • The Young Head Of The Family(China)
  • The Wise Judge (Japan)
  • The Pied Piper(w/live music)
  • Li Li (told tandem by A Fable For Two)
  • (many other fables, ethnic stories, riddle stories, and seasonal, folk, and fairy tales, taking full advantage of the "Once upon a time..." and "...happily ever after." traditions)