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Ginger Mullen

Ginger Mullen

Calgary, AB

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My passion for folklore began when I first met Rapunzel  and was drawn to her beautiful song of longing. This first appreciation for the bittersweet kindled my lifelong love of world folktales, a Master of Arts in children's literature, and my career as a storyteller.

Since 1992, I have been telling stories in schools, libraries, early childhood centres, Parent-Child Mother Goose Program, and community organizations. I have honed a rich repertoire of folk and fairy tales for all ages.

I have experience teaching the art of storytelling. Over ten years, I instructed at University of British Columbia, Mount Royal University, and Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. In 2019, I founded The Gingerbread Way, which focuses on teaching early childhood professionals to nurture children's potential with rhymes, songs, and stories (Click here).

My offerings include storytelling performances, workshop facilitation, and lectures about different aspects of the oral tradition.

Select publications, recordings and presentations

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"More Than Words: Using Rhymes and Songs to Support Domains of Child Development." Journal of Childhood Studies, 2017: Click here

From 'Three Spinning Women' to 'Lazy Bridget': Perspectives on Variants, Storytelling, and Authenticy." After Grimm: Fairy Tales and the Art of Storytelling Conference, 2012.

“Snowgirl and the Chinook.”  Tales on the Wind [CD].  Calgary: The Alberta League Encouraging Storytelling, 2009.

“The Mouse Bride,” “Stone Soup,” and “Ruth’s Red Jacket.”  What’ll I Do with the Baby-o? Nursery Rhymes, Songs, and Stories for Babies.  Vancouver: Black Sheep Press, 2007.

The Transformations of “Tam Lin”: An Analysis of Folktale Picture Books [Thesis].  Vancouver: UBC, 2003.Click here

“Making Sense of the Senseless: Interpretations of ‘Bluebeard’.”  Sixth Annual UCCB Storytelling Symposium, 2002.

“The Twa’ Sisters.”  How Music Came to the World & Other Stories [CD].  Vancouver: Vancouver Society of Storytelling and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2000.

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