Past Workshops and Presentations


Gingerbread Way Workshop Level 1 (online), November 17, 24 & Dec 1, Families Matter

Oral Language Play & Child Development (online), November 1, 2021, GRIT Society

Take Your Storytelling to Heart, November 26, 2021 (online), Calgary Public Library

Oral Storytelling for New Storytellers, November 23, 2021, Calgary Public Library

Nursery Rhymes & Child Development, October 25, 2021, Inspiration Station

Gingerbread Way Workshop Level 1, October 15, 2021, Families Matter

Parent-Child Mother Goose Teacher-Training (online), September 20, 27 & October 4, Carya

Parent-Child Mother Goose Teacher-Training, August 31-September 1, 2021, Alberta Parenting for the Future Association

Benefits of Using Language Play with Children and Families (online), June 29, 2021, Alberta Abilities Network – Newcomer Table

Finding the Right Rhymes for Storytime (online), May 12, 2021, Marigold Library Conference

Storytelling for Young Children (online), May 8,2021,  Storytelling Alberta

Gingerbread Way Workshop Level 1 (online), Families Matter, April and May 2021

Nursery Rhymes & Child Development (online), Jan 5, 2021,  Jack James High School

Storytelling for Young  Children, February 6, 2020, Mount Royal University


Gingerbread Way Workshop Level 2, December 6, Families Matter Society, Calgary

Parent-Child Mother Goose Teacher Training, November 25 & 26, St. Albert Early Years Coalition

Storytelling for Taleblazers,  October 23, Foundations for the Future Charter Academy, Calgary (organized by Young Alberta Book Society)

Supporting Early Literacy in ECE Settings, October 21, Boys and Girls Club, Cochrane

Gingerbread Way Workshop Level 1,  October 18, Families Matter Society, Calgary

Gingerbread Way Workshop Level 1,  September 28, Families Matter Society, Calgary

Gingerbread Way Workshop Level 2, August 26, Lethbridge Public Library

Storytelling for Year-End Family Celebration, June 21, University of Calgary Childcare Centre

Gingerbread Way Program Workshop Level 1, June 15, Creative Kids Academy, Calgary

Gingerbread Way Program Workshop Level 1, May  31, Jack James High School, Calgary

More Than Words: Using Nursery Rhymes and Songs to Support Child Development, April 27, Association of Early Childhood Educators of Alberta

2018 and before

Daily Routines with Mother Goose, Cause and Effect Foundation Professional Development, 2016

Storytelling for Young Children, Mount Royal University: Department of Child and Youth Studies, 2012

Introduction to Storytelling, Mount Royal Education Undergraduate Society, 2015

Why Tell Folktales? Storytelling in the Elementary School Classroom, University of British Columbia Faculty of Education, 2012 and University of Calgary Faculty of Education, 2011

Conference Presentations
Of Tristan and Tam Lin: Two Tellers and Their Scholarly Ways, Storytellers of Canada National Conference, 2017

The Gunniwolf and Other Tales for Joining In, Marigold Library System Conference, 2015

The Prince and the Tortoise: Cross-Cultural Animal-Bride Motifs, When Words Collide Academic Panel, 2013

From “Three Spinning Women” to “Lazy Bridget”: Perspectives on Variants, Storytelling and Authenticity, Kingston University, UK: After Grimm – Fairy Tales & the Art of Storytelling Conference, 2012

Using Rhymes and Stories with Children with Special Needs: Speech, Emotional and Gross/ Fine Motor Benefits, Developmental Disabilities Association Conference, 2012

Transitions with Mother Goose, Alberta Family Childcare Association Conference, 2009

The Gunniwolf and Other Tales from the Woods, Early Childhood Education Council Conference, 2009


More than Words: Using Nursery Rhymes and Songs to Support Domains of Child Development. Journal of Childhood Studies, vo.2, no. 13, Sep 2017,

“Creativity, ‘Oracy’ and Literacy: The Storyteller’s Magic.” Edited by Gillian O’Reilly, Canadian Children’s Book News, vol. 32, no.2, 2009, pp 10-15. Interview.

“Snowgirl and the Chinook.” Tales on the Wind, produced by The Alberta League Encouraging Storytelling, 2009. CD.

“The Mouse Bride,” “Stone Soup” and “Ruth’s Red Jacket.” What’ll I Do with the Baby-o? Nursery Rhymes, Song,s and Stories for Babies and Toddlers, by Jane Cobb, Blacksheep Press, 2007.

“Robin McKinley.” Continuum Encyclopedia of Young Adult Literature, edited by Bernice Cullinan, Continuum, 2005.

“The Transformations of ‘Tam Lin’: An Analysis of Folktale Picture Books.The Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children’s Literature, vol. 8, no. 3, 2 Sep 2004,

“Twa’ Sisters.How Music Came to the World and Other Stories, produced by Vancouver Society of Storytelling and CBC, 2000. CD.

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