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Johanna Kuyvenhoven

Johanna Kuyvenhoven

Johanna Kuyvenhoven (Jo), a founding member of Storytellers of Canada, has told and listened to stories across the continent and beyond.  Author of In the Presence of Each Other: A Pedagogy of Storytelling, she has worked globally for every child’s right to stories in school, loosed from the page. 

Over recent years, she has worked to bring the stories of West African Storytellers, artists and writers into more than 2 dozen primary school supplementary readers. 

Being an education and literacy specialist do not interfere with her deep belief in Magic, the power of hope, and in love that sees beyond the surface of seeming. She tells the traditionally dark as well as the light folktales; stories that expand classrooms; and ridiculous family stories

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