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Kathie Kompass

Kathie Kompass


A storyteller since 1983, Kathie’s desire is to light a verbal candle, drawing the audience  closer. She likes the taste of sharp, keen, vivid words in her mouth. Words that will create a picture in theListeners mind as the story reveals itself Kathie tells in English She finds folktales and legends from China, Europe, Japan, Africa and the Caribbean a pleasure to tell. There is mischief and wisdom in those tales. . When storytelling for youth groups she creates chants and participation stories to enrich the theme of the event and involve the audience. 

Her telling has taken place in libraries, churches,summer camps, private parties, public schools , for Girl Guides of Canada , as well as for teacher candidates at Queen's University. Kathie has taken part in the Ottawa Storytelling Festival and the Toronto Storytellers Festival on numerous occasions .She has told on the 4th Stage of the National Arts Centre Arts Centre and co-chaired the Ottawa Storytelling Festival.  Currently  she leads the Introduction to Storytelling workshop for Ottawa Storytellers . IN 2016 Kathie toured as a Storyteller for the TD Canadian Children’s Book Week 

Stories are like the wind -  they come from faraway and get inside your head.

Specialities: Folktales, Children/family audiences,Animal stories

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