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Gail de Vos

Performer, Author, Teacher, Librarian

 

Member profile details

Membership level
Member
First Name
Gail
Last Name
de Vos
Province or Territory
Alberta
Craft
  • Author
  • Librarian
  • Performer
  • Teacher
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Website
storytellerdevos.com
Twitter
woden7
 

Professional information

Bio
Born: May 7. Winnipeg, Manitoba
Married to Peter, daughters Esther and Taryn

Gail is a storyteller, author, teacher and librarian. Gail teaches four courses for the University of Alberta: Storytelling; Canadian Children's Literature for Young People in Schools and Libraries (offered as a distance education course on the Internet), Young Adult Literature for Middle School Students and graphic novels and comic books and their role in schools and libraries. She also teaches this course (with a Canadian flavour) at San Jose State University in their School of Library and Information Studies.

She conducts workshops and tells stories at festivals across North America and is resident storyteller at Fort Edmonton Park bringing history alive through story.
Publications
Storytelling for Young Adults: A Guide to Tales for Teens
2003

Telling Tales: Storytelling in the Family (with Merle Harris and Celia Barker Lottridge)
2003

Tales, Then and Now: More Folktales as Literary Fictions for Young Adults (with Anna Altmann)
2001

New Tales for Old: Folktales as Literary Fictions for Young Adults (with Anna Altmann), Libraries Unlimited
1999

"Room for One More." In Ghostwise: A Book of Midnight Stories. Collected by Dan Yashinsky, Ragweed
1997

Tales, Rumors and Gossip: Exploring Contemporary Folk Literature in Grades 7-12. Libraries Unlimited
1996

Telling Tales: Storytelling in the Family. (With Merle Harris) Dragon Hill
1995

Storytelling for Young Adults: Techniques and Treasury. Libraries Unlimited
1991
Performances and Exhibitions
(As a professional storyteller, this list will be extremely long so I am including just a few places I have performed.) Montreal Storytelling Festival, Edmonton Folk Festival, T.A.L.E.S. Fort Edmonton Storytelling Festival, Toronto Storytelling Festival, Yukon Storytelling Festival, Florida, Seattle, Vancouver and throughout Alberta.
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