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Carol Leigh Wehking

Carol Leigh Wehking

Carol Leigh is an English-speaking teller with national and international experience.  She is in love with stories.  

Her repertoire ranges from ancient epic to folktales to modern literary tales (told with permission from the author), and also award-winning stories and histories written by herself, and a special Canadian set which has been well received abroad, as well as being fun for Canadians. 

Workshops include workshops for new tellers; telling family stories; finding the spirit of the story (in folktales); historical story-making; storytelling for Sunday-school teachers; and custom workshops for specific needs. She has taught storytelling workshops from Ontario to the Yukon to Australia, for ages from 5 to adults.  She also does individual coaching. 

Carol Leigh also taught with the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program for 9 years, teaching in both the preschool and infant programmes, and also training teachers. Some of her versions of folktales are included in Grandmother Spider and Other Stories 

Carol Leigh has twice represented SC-CC as a storyteller on the Canadian Children's Book Centre Book Week Tour. She has directed various series and festivals, including the Toronto Storytelling Festival (twice with Dan Yashinsky and once solo), and at present is Artistic Director of FRESH Stories in Cambridge, Ontario, and celebrates World Storytelling Day and Canadian Storytelling Night. She has received grants from SC-CC, Storytelling Toronto, the Ontario Arts Council, the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund, and Arts Connect Cambridge for her storytelling projects.

Carol Leigh's historical story about Elizabeth Fry and her influence upon convicts transported from Britain to Australia, entitled "Charlotte's Quilts" is on CD and available for purchase by emailing her at

Carol Leigh and her partner Glenna Janzen have created a CD of rhymes, songs, and stories for very small children and their adults, called Over the One-Strand River, also available by emailing her.

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