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Heather Forest

Heather Forest is a modern-day bard. Her storytelling performances are a fusion of poetry, prose, original melody, and the sung and spoken word. The comedy and pathos of point of view, the mysteries of womenfolk, the trickster, the fool, quests and journeys are threads on the storyteller’s colorful loom. Featured in storytelling festivals around the globe, Heather Forest brings elegance, wit, and the poet’s touch to classic tales from the treasury of world folklore.

For the past forty years, Heather Forest has shared her repertoire of world tales told in an interweave of original music and the spoken and sung word with audiences of all ages in theatres, schools, literature conferences, and storytelling festivals throughout the United States and abroad. A multiple award-winning author and recording artist, she has published seven children's picture books, three folktale anthologies, eight audio recordings of storytelling and a popular educational web site Story Arts Online

A pioneer in the American storytelling revival, her storytelling has been featured ten times at the National Storytelling Festival, Tennessee. She has shared tales at The Museum of Modern Art, N.Y., the Discovery Theatre at the Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C., the Sidmouth International Folk Festival, England, Tales of Graz, Austria, the Glistening Waters Storytelling Festival, New Zealand, and at the Ljungby Storytelling Festival in Sweden.

Her recordings have won an American Library Association Notable Record Award, two Parent's Choice Gold Awards, and three Storytelling World Honor Awards.
Ms. Forest is a recipient of the Circle of Excellence Award presented by the National Storytelling Network, U.S.A.