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Happy New Year – 2015! And now it is February! Happy Valentines Day!

Round-up of 2014 Events:

December 19 Spike and I visited The Montessori Academy in Arlington, Texas for performances with the Lower Elementary classes and Upper Elementary classes. The Upper Elementary classes also participated with me in a Telling/Writing Workshop. I had a great time watching and listening to these students interact creatively! Thanks TMA Teachers!

December 10 Spike and I spent a wonderful day at the Godley Intermediate School telling holiday stories. Thank you, Mrs. Vicki Kattner and all the students and teachers at Godley.

December 6 Lantern Light at the Heritage Farmstead Museum in Plano, Texas is an annual event celebrating the beginning of the Holiday Season. I participated with other North 40 Storytellers Guild telling stories.

November 20-23 104th National Council of English Teachers Convention What a great group of people! All these English and Language Arts teachers gathered in Maryland across the Potomac River from Washington, D. C. I got to present at the Saturday early morning Poster Session. Here I am in front of my poster with some of the wonderful librarians I met! FullSizeRender-6 FullSizeRender-4

The 2nd graders at The Covenant School in Dallas listened to myths and fables as part of their Ancient Greeks Living History Day. 11/7/14 ~ Click on a picture!



“On Your Feet and Telling with Riddle Tales” 4th Grade Student Workshop, E. J. Moss Intermediate, Lindale, TX 10/22/14 ~ click on a photo to start the show!

September 2014 UPDATE

Hello everyone, Spike and I had a good summer. In mid-June we traveled to the Panhandle of Texas and visited the Lovett Memorial Library in Pampa. Later in the summer we worked with students at the A+ Prep School in Plano and told stories to the children attending summer camp at the Westminster Presbyterian Preschool in Dallas. We also got to work with preschool teachers in Plano and Dallas, too.


Here I am having a lovely time telling stories with all these good people at the library in Pampa . You can see more pics in the photo gallery.


Of course, we’ve been swimming and catching up on our reading every chance we get. Richard Peck is still one our favorite authors. If you are a cat lover (as we certainly are) and haven’t read his Secrets at Sea, go get a copy. It is about a family of mice, and Mr. Peck makes funny references to cats all through the book.


If you have a favorite book, you think we need to read, please send us the information and email us at jiaanpowers@jiaanpowers.com.


We are excited about our upcoming trips planned for storytelling this fall.

This Saturday, the 19th of September, we will be at Kids on the Hill Creative Arts Festival in Cedar Hill.  Check out all the info at the official website: www.cedarhilltx.com/1547/Kids-on-the-Hill-Creative-Arts-Festival.  

Spike and I are going to be inviting kids to participate and to tell stories with us. Come on out and join us there!


In October we will be in Kilgore, Nacogdoches, and Tyler telling stories for students who are attending Region 7’s Imagination Fair and hearing great student tellers.


In November we are excited that we are presenting at the National Council of English Teachers’ Conference in Washington, D.C..


In December we will be close to home doing performances and a workshop for students at The Montessori Academy of Arlington.

Check back for pictures and updates.

September 2014


In June a great group of people joined us for storytelling at the Lovett Memorial Library in Pampa, Texas! Look at all the stars! That would be all of us plus the ones hanging from the ceiling!

Hey, hey, hey! I hope school is going great for everyone! I had a great summer. I have to say I’m still chillin’ by the pool every chance I get! That’s one good thing about all this Texas HEAT.

I had a fine summer with reading, traveling, and did I mention, chillin’ by the pool?

Check out our photos from the Lovett Memorial Library in Pampa. Those folks are wonderful. And I got some good ideas from the kids. I’ll be passing those on in our performances.

In August we did 2 Storytelling and Puppetry workshops for about 50 preschool teachers at Isaacs Early Education School in Plano, TX and Skillman Development Center in Dallas, TX. Those teachers were GOOD.

And by the way, check out my newest video  . . . it’s me, chillin’ by the pool with my friend, Anna.