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Sara D.


Hartford, CT

Member since:

November 8, 2012

Read carefully:this is your resumé. Your full name must be in your settings. Tell us about yourself with thoughtful answers. Be descriptive, put your best foot forward. Proofread! What is the name of your business? Do not sign in via Facebook!!

I have worked with a wide array of people, people of different ages and cultural backgrounds, English-speakers and non-English-speakers. I've worked with students in public and private schools, urban and suburban communities, from preschoolers to college students. I’ve told to Boy Scouts gathered by a flickering campfire and to families cuddled on blankets on a beach. I am also committed to bringing storytelling to adult listeners; I perform for adult audiences in senior centers, service clubs, churches and synagogues, libraries, retirement communities, local theaters and public performance spaces. An experienced classroom teacher with degrees from Yale and Bank Street, I offer workshops for tellers at every level of experience. In my work as an artist-in-residence, I design programs that tie in with on-going classroom studies of science, social studies, and language arts. A fourth grade teacher writes, "I like that Sara gives every child a try. She gets everyone into the act."

Tell us about your business and why you want to join. Do you have networking experience? Please describe. Do you plan to attend our events? Please understand that this is a friendly, in-person group and we have face-to-face meetings.

Until recently, I relied solely on word-of-mouth ways to get jobs. My children are older, money is tighter, and I'm trying out more formal venues for networking. I am now participating in Linked-in, including a Farmington Valley group which is planning a meeting in person. I go to the JETS Schmoozers group, a networking group run by the Jewish Family Services but open to people of all backgrounds. I have always used the storytelling events I attend as a way of getting caught up with other storytellers.

What are you hoping to find in this group? What would you like to contribute? Why would we like to meet you? Please, no one-word answers. Note: submitting your profile does NOT RSVP you for anything. You must wait for approval before you can RSVP.

I would like to find more storytelling work in schools, senior citizen facilities, and other venues. I can use help brain-storming how to reach these venues, suggestions of particular names to contact, and courage to make follow-up phone calls once I've sent out an email informing people of what I have to offer.

This is a very serious question! Do you have a favorite type of chocolate or dessert or food? It is OK if chocolate is your daily vitamin.

I love Indian pudding and Maple ice cream. Sometimes I am not so much in the mood for sweets, and other times a cannoli, a chocolate mousse cake, or a slice of New York style cheese cake (PLAIN) looks too tempting to resist.

Important: Did you answer all questions? Proofread? Please submit a HEADSHOT photo of just your face- no cars,dogs or parties. Sorry- incomplete profiles are really time-consuming and will be rejected. As a volunteer organizer, time is limited.

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I present programs of multicultural myths, legends, and folktales to audiences of all ages. Audiences discover the richness of each individual culture while also appreciating the universality of human experiences.

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Lots of fun; chance to meet dynamic women.

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