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 Storyteller Biography
Nathan Stokes

Houston, TX
 

 

INTRODUCTORY INFORMATION

 

I was born in Cleveland, OH.  I went to College in Toledo, Ohio where I met my wife and moved to Houston, Texas (where she is from) seven years ago.  I currently work at Houston Public Library as a Children's Librarian.

 


 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

 

M.S. Candidate, School of Library and Information Sciences

Candidate, Graduate Academic Certificate in Youth Services

Candidate, Graduate Academic Certificate in Storytelling

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas

 

B.S.  Broadcast and Communications

University of Toledo, OH

 


 

STORYTELLING INTERESTS

 

When I became a Children's Librarian and saw the powerful connection between children and books, storytelling became a high interest for me.  Another Children's Librarian was training me for my present job and started to read to children during a program the library had, and what occurred was unbelievable.  The children were involved in the story and wanted her to read the book again and again.  When the program was over, the children were motivated to checkout books.  I began to read a book that talked about how preschoolers responded to story time and the positive effect it had on them during grade level.  I started to think of how storytelling should not be held to just children, but young adults, and adults as well.  The only way I could help my community in this was to get better at what I was doing.  I decided to enroll for storytelling classes at the University of North Texas.

 


 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

I love to watch and to play sports.  On my off days you can find me in the yard taking care of the grass, trimming the tress, and watering the flowers.  When I can get to it, I liked workout in my garage gym.  Sometimes that is difficult to do when I also enjoy my wife and baby girl as well.
 



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