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Carol Leigh Wehking

Carol Leigh Wehking

157 Grand Avenue South

Cambridge, Ontario N1S 2M1

Email: clwehking@gmail.com

Website : www.tongueswagging.ca

Carol Leigh Wehking has been telling stories professionally since 1992, and has a wide repertoire of folk, historical, literary, and other tales, as well as epic and saga. She has told stories across Canada, including the Yukon and NWT, in the U.S., Australia, and Belgium, and tells and teaches in a wide variety of venues. She has directed storytelling festivals in Hamilton, Burlington, and Toronto, and has created concerts for World Storytelling Day each year since its inception. She has told in festivals, schools, private events, concerts, libraries, and countless other occasions for adults as well as for children. She has twice represented SC-CC for the TD Children's Book Week, and has received grants awards for various storytelling projects. Over the One-Strand River is a CD of stories, songs, and rhymes for small children, performed with (now retired) partner Glenna Janzen. Carol Leigh's own stories and versions of folktales have appeared in several publications.

Carol Leigh Wehking is a versatile performer and writer with over four decades experience. She has specialized in storytelling since 1991, and since that time has told in festivals, concerts, schools, libraries, and many other venues across Canada, Australia and Europe.

Carol Leigh has a broad-ranging repertoire with special interests in folktale and historical and modern literary stories including award-winning stories of her own. She also has a unique Canadian collection to share at home and abroad. Carol Leigh has twice represented Storytellers of Canada - Conteurs du Canada on the TD Canadian Children's Book Centre Annual Book Week Tour.

Carol Leigh directed the Toronto Festival of Storytelling in 2006, and also in 2004 and 2005 with Dan Yashinsky, and is Co-Artistic Director of Tongues Wagging Productions ~ Storytelling - with Glenna Janzen, with whom she tells tandem stories in concert sets.

Tongues Wagging Productions ! Storytelling also organizes a variety of storytelling events.

She taught in the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program for 9 years in Hamilton and Toronto, telling and teaching stories to parents and young children.  She is founder of the Uppity Women tellers: women tellers who tell stories of strong women of fact and folktale. Carol Leigh has been involved in World Storytelling Day since its inception.

Carol Leigh tells a wide range of stories to a wide range of ages. She travels willingly and has performed across Canada and abroad.


Baden Storytellers Guild

Professional Storyteller: http://professionalstoryteller.ning.com/profile/CarolLeighWehking

Storytelling Toronto

Canadian Children's Book Centre


Uppity Women


2006   Where are the Stars: A Treasury of Interactive Rhymes, Compiled and annotated by Celia Barker Lottridge, Glenna Janzen and Carol Leigh Wehking, The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® Toronto, Ontario

2004   "Stone Soup" and "A Drum" in Grandmother Spider and Other Folktales to Tell, ed. Ruth Danziger, The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® Toronto, Ontartio

1999-2006 Associate Editor for Appleseed Quarterly, the journal of Canadian Storytelling and author of regular column "A Time to Laugh" and various articles


2002 Over the One-Strand River: A CD of rhymes, songs, and stories for young children and their grown-ups. (with Glenna Janzen)

2003 Charlotte's Quilts, a story of Elizabeth Fry, audio CD


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