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


K-12 students, teachers, librarians or speakers

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

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.

5th - 12th grade students or adults

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

“Storytelling and Critical Thinking” Participants have the opportunity to reflect individually on themes such as shame or pride, listen and participate in a story, share ideas and create new endings and share new reflections.


Includes a performance plus workshops

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

A Sampling of Past 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