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Betty has always loved listening to stories and while attending a textile program at Haliburton School of the Arts, was introduced to the idea that she might be on the other end of the storytelling process – a teller, as well as a listener. After attending the Intensive Workshop of the Toronto Storytelling School, she found her way to the Peterborough Storytellers. Betty’s preferred genre is the traditional folktale and fairy tale containing wisdom that is universal and has stood the test of time, but recently she has been expanding her repertoire to include local history stories. She frequently tells to seniors’ groups and at open mic evenings,fundraisers and service clubs throughout the Peterborough area, as well as in local schools. She has been a co-presenter of workshops at the 2013 SC-CC Conference and to the Ottawa Storytellers Guild in 2014, as well as coordinating the Peterborough Storytellers’ World Storytelling Day concert in 2015. Betty also performs with Angelica Ottewill in a repertoire of traditional stories in which harp and voice are woven into the story. They have presented several storytelling concerts in the Peterborough area, as well as in Brighton, Brockville, Campbellford and Ottawa. Betty has also performed in historical performances with Peterborough playwright, Mark Finnan at Lang Pioneer Village and in Grafton, Ontario.