Carol Leigh Wehking
157 Grand Avenue South
Cambridge, Ontario N1S 2M1
Email: Carol Leigh Wehking
Website in the works - www.tongueswagging.ca"
Carol Leigh Wehking is a versatile performer and writer with over four decades experience. She has specialized in storytelling since 1991, and since that time has told in festivals, concerts, schools, libraries, and many other venues across Canada, Australia and Europe.
Carol Leigh has a broad-ranging repertoire with special interests in folktale and historical and modern literary stories including award-winning stories of her own. She also has a unique Canadian collection to share at home and abroad. Carol Leigh has twice represented Storytellers of Canada - Conteurs du Canada on the TD Canadian Children's Book Centre Annual Book Week Tour.
Carol Leigh directed the Toronto Festival of Storytelling in 2006, and also in 2004 and 2005 with Dan Yashinsky, and is Co-Artistic Director of Tongues Wagging Productions ~ Storytelling - with Glenna Janzen, with whom she tells tandem stories in concert sets.
Tongues Wagging Productions !
Storytelling also organizes a variety of storytelling events.
She taught in the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program for 9 years in Hamilton and Toronto, telling and teaching stories to parents and young children. She is founder of the Uppity Women tellers: women tellers who tell stories of strong women of fact and folktale. Carol Leigh has been involved in World Storytelling Day since its inception.
Carol Leigh tells a wide range of stories to a wide range of ages. She travels willingly and has performed across Canada and abroad.
Baden Storytellers Guild
Professional Storyteller: http://professionalstoryteller.ning.com/profile/CarolLeighWehking
Canadian Children's Book Centre
2006 Where are the Stars: A Treasury of Interactive Rhymes, Compiled and annotated by Celia Barker Lottridge, Glenna Janzen and Carol Leigh Wehking, The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® Toronto, Ontario
2004 "Stone Soup" and "A Drum" in Grandmother Spider and Other Folktales to Tell, ed. Ruth Danziger, The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® Toronto, Ontartio
1999-2006 Associate Editor for Appleseed Quarterly, the journal of Canadian Storytelling and author of regular column "A Time to Laugh" and various articles
2002 Over the One-Strand River: A CD of rhymes, songs, and stories for young children and their grown-ups. (with Glenna Janzen)
2003 Charlotte's Quilts, a story of Elizabeth Fry, audio CD