STORYTELLER BIOGRAPHY

 

AMBER ROYER
Arlington, Texas
Dandylyon85@hotmail.com

INTRODUCTORY INFORMATION 

I will graduate in May with my MLS from UNT.  I hope to secure a job working with youth, although I currently enjoy the work I do in the reference department at the University of Texas at Arlington.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

M.S. Candidate School of Library and Information Sciences
University of North Texas
Denton, TX

B.A. English -- Creative Writing emphasis
Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas

STORYTELLING INTERESTS

My forth grade teacher told me I had the mind of a writer.  Ever since then, I have been observing people, literature and film to learn about the structure of story.  I have always told stories informally, but my first formal storytelling class was not until two years ago. It was a class for my SLIS program, and I enjoyed it so much that I will receive an Academic Certificate in Storytelling when I graduate.  I like to tell stories that take "old standards" and give them a twist of the unexpected, and I also like to tell stories about people I know.  Further, I like singing simple folk ballads.

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

I also dabble in creative writing and photography.  I believe these are both forms of storytelling.