Jiaan's Programs

      Jiaan creates her programs with traditional folktales, riddle tales, fables, literary tales, ghost stories, fairy tales and often snippets from home. She designs the programs for age-appropriateness, audience participation, and follow-up activities.

Current Programs

“Supporting Literacy with Folktales” oral language and reading

“Fun With Folktales” specific requests

“Fun and Fright” student, family or adult stories

“Folktales in Pioneer Texas” Texas facts and tales

“Ancient Civilizations” myths, fables, legends

“Honoring Those You Love” family tales

“Born to Read” for the very young and their parents


K-12 students, teachers, librarians or speakers

“On Your Feet and Telling” Beginners learn storytelling tips,techniques, and telling within varied group interactions

“Riddle Me A Tale” Participants explore storytelling activities and create riddle tales.


3rd - 5th grades

“Supporting Narrative Writing”
In this process oriented workshop students use storytelling, writing warm-ups, story maps, and editing tips to create rough drafts.


Includes a performance plus workshops

Jiaan will be happy to work with you to create specific programs.

Recent Programs

“Stories for Families” PTSA Meeting, Talented and Gifted Magnet High School, Dallas, Texas

“Folk Tales, Riddle Tales, Fun for All” Storytelling Festival, Pre-K – 8th grades and family concert, The American School of Tampico, Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico

“Honoring Those You Love “ North Central Texas Chapter Chevron Retirees Association, Arlington, Texas

“Fun With Folktales” Preschool – 6th grades, St. John’s Episcopal School, Rancho Santa Margarita, California

“Fun With Folktales” Venus Primary School, Venus, Texas

“Summer Reading Program – Fun With Folktales” University Park Library, University Park, Texas

“Fun and Fright” Patrician Book Club, Dallas, Texas

Email Jiaan Powers
Or call: 214-357-7073