With softness in her
voice, Darlene Neumann
easily draws her
audiences into the warmth of the story world.Darlene tells folktales from around the world and shares bittersweet stories about growing up on a Southern Illinois farm.With her
clear, pleasing voice and her
engaging facial expressions, she
paints compelling pictures, inviting children and adults to laugh and cry and revel in the joy of stories.Darlene Neumann
has told stories at festivals, international schools, public libraries, and has conducted storytelling workshops at Concordia University
, the American Association of School Librarians
, the Central East Asia Region of Conference of Overseas Schools
, and the National Storytelling Conference.Darlene
does workshops on planning storytelling festivals with children as tellers and using storytelling to support curriculum in the classroom and in the media center, drawing upon her
25 years as a media specialist and classroom teacher.
tells stories, her
words wrap around you like a cozy blanket that keeps you warm all night long."
...Darlene Neumann, library media specialist at Sherwood School in Highland Park, IL, is a teacher of literature, storytelling, and computers.
Each year, Darlene coordinates Sherwood's Annual Storytelling Festival in which each fourth and fifth grader, along with a few younger children, tells a story.Darlene
helps the students choose, learn and tell their stories.