Languages: English, French
With a career spanning 30 years, Anne performs on four continents for up to 45,000 students in a year. She uses string-stories for literacy, language learning, community-building, math, and social studies. Anne's dynamic storytelling is admired by peers and audiences alike; in 2016 she received a national award for her work. Anne remains relevant and in demand for her integrity, humour and teaching experience; and her ability to seamlessly weave themes into her presentations.
You were funny. You were so funny I could not breathe because you were so funny. Student, Ladner BC
I have never, EVER, seen our students so rapt! You held 600 young people aged 4 to 15 utterly spellbound for an hour! Teacher, Eugene, OR
Your string stories were amazing. You had great control and everyone was engrossed in the presentation [450 students K-7]. I have never seen anything like this in the 34 years I have been teaching!! All the kids wanted to try your ideas as soon as we returned to the classroom. Teacher, Okanagan-Skaha
Grade Suitability: K - 7
Duration: 45 mins.
Tech Requirements: Artist provides sound system
Fee Range: $715 - $945 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
With expertise and humour, this award-winning storyteller draws us into the world of "string stories," based on the world-wide games akin to "Cat's Cradle." Anne's unique approach emphasizes parallels between traditions around the world and links string manipulation to literacy, brain health, and collaboration. String figures connect us in real time, face-to-face. In one visit, Anne makes a community of each school, where string-stories reach across all barriers. Benefits remain long after Anne's visit.