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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 written by herself.  Carol Leigh 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. She has twice represented SC-CC 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 a monthly storytelling series called FRESH Stories in her hometown of Cambridge, Ontario.  She is still willing to travel a long way to hear or tell a good story.

Carol Leigh has also taught with the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program, and has taught storytelling workshops from Ontario to the Yukon to Australia, for ages from 5 up.  

Carol Leigh has created a CD with her partner Glenna Janzen of rhymes, songs, and stories for very small children and their adults, called Over the One-strand River, and another CD of her story "Charlotte's Quilts", an historical story about Elizabeth Fry and transportation of criminals from UK to Australia.

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