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Wendy Berner

Wendy  Berner

Box 65071 North Hill Post Office

Calgary, AB T2N 4T6


Phone (403) 266 -8889

Email:  wberner_storyteller@yahoo.ca


Wendy Berner earns her living as a storyteller telling stories from many cultures to people of all ages, keeping the art and oral tradition of storytelling alive. Wendy’s been featured at international storytelling festivals/events in New Zealand, Northern Ireland, the Yukon, British Isles and Australia, where she also storytold in libraries, schools and other venues. She’s appeared at international children’s literature conferences in Fiji and France. Her recording, ‘Just(?) Desserts’ was a CCBC Our Choice selection.


In Canada, Wendy has toured in many provinces appearing in hundreds of schools and libraries, and at conferences, festivals and community/cultural celebrations. She’s been heard on CBC Radio programmes and toured with the Canada Council for the Arts Literary Readings Programme. Literary Festivals include young authors conferences, Festival of Words, Word on the Street, Wordfest and Beyond Words.


Wendy has storytold in an iron-age Celtic roundhouse, at Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology and on a boat on the Seine. Other venues include libraries, schools, theatres, camps, museums, historic sites, senior’s events, dinners. Called a “master storyteller” by Northern Ireland’s Derry Times, South Australia’s Sunday Mail refers to her as a “lifebuoy to the imagination,” while the Calgary Herald wrote: “You name it, Berner can tell it!”


Wendy Berner advocates the importance of the art and oral tradition of storytelling in the 21st century, promoting this art form for all ages through her performances, teaching, mentoring, and public speaking.


A respected presenter at conferences and professional development days, Wendy also does artist residencies. Berner taught storytelling, drama, education and children’s-young adult literature in Canadian universities


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A frequent presenter at conferences and PD Days, Wendy Berner gives keynotes, luncheon/dinner talks and PD sessions to librarians, educators, recreation and museum staff, others.


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