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Gail de Vos

Gail  de Vos

Box 215

Seba Beach, AB T0E 2B0

Home/Résidence : 780-797-3949

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Besides telling stories at schools, libraries, on CBC Radio, and in the business communities of Alberta, Gail tells stories at the Edmonton Folk Festival. Gail has been teaching storytelling courses at the University of Alberta since 1988 and has published nine books on storytelling and folklore. She was the resident storyteller at Fort Edmonton Park, bringing history alive through story, for thirteen years and is still the co-organizer of the annual Storytelling Festival held at the Park, now in its 17th year. She conducts workshops and tells stories at festivals across North America.

Published Works

What Happens Next: Contempary Urban Legends 2012

Stories from Songs Ballads as Literary Fictions for Young Adults, 2009

Storytelling for Young Adults: A Guide to Tales for Teens, 2003.

Telling Tales: Storytelling in the Family (with Merle Harris and Celia Barker Lottridge), 2003.

Tales, Then and Now: More Folktales as Literary Fictions for Young Adults (with Anna Altmann), 2001.

New Tales for Old: Folktales as Literary Fictions for Young Adults (with Anna Altmann), Libraries Unlimited, 1999.

Tales, Rumors and Gossip: Exploring Contemporary Folk Literature in Grades 7-12. Libraries Unlimited, 1996.

Telling Tales: Storytelling in the Family. (With Merle Harris) Dragon Hill, 1995.

Storytelling for Young Adults: Techniques and Treasury. Libraries Unlimited, 1991

"Room for One More." In Ghostwise: A Book of Midnight Stories. Collected by Dan Yashinsky, Ragweed, 1997

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