Linda's Resume

Selected Storytelling Performances:

  • Heart of North Carolina Storytelling Festival, Greensboro, NC
  • Southern Ohio Storytelling Festival, Chillicothe OH
  • Stone Soup Storytelling Festival, Woodruff, SC
  • Storytelling in the Park, Indian Land, NC
  • 1st Annual Culpeper Tells, Culpeper, VA
  • Teller in Residence, International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough, TN
  • Exchange Place Teller, National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, TN
  • Starburst Storytelling Festival, Anderson, SC
  • Three Apples Festival, Harvard, MA
  • Connecticut Storytelling Festival – New London, CT
  • Bread and Roses Festival, Lawrence, MA
  • First Night Worcester
  • Storyfest, Richmond, VA
  • Jonnycake Festival, Peacedale, RI
  • Sharing the Fire, Boston, MA – 1999 Friday Keynote
  • Storytelling Institute, Southern CT State University
  • 1995 featured storyteller for Rhode Island State Library Summer Reading Program Touring Roster
  • Open U, Minneapolis, MN
  • Barter Theater, Abingdon, VA
  • Melungeon First Union, Wise, VA
  • New England Modern Storytelling Festival, Portland, ME
  • Doggone Storytelling Festival, Chester, CT
  • The Gathering (Mid Atlantic Storyteller’s Conference), Penn State
  • Corn Island Storytelling Festival
  • National Storytelling Conference 2000 (alt. space), 2006 (regional olio), 2013 (regional olio)
  • Emerson College
  • Framingham State College
  • Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William and Mary
  • VA Annual Conference School of Lay Speaking Ministries, Blackstone, VA
  • The Virginia Kentucky Opry, Norton, Virginia
  • The Jettie Baker Center for the Arts, Clintwood, Virginia
  • University of Virginia at Wise, Virginia
  • Big Stone Gap Community College, Big Stone Gap, Virginia
  • The Virginia (VASA) Gathering, Harrisonburg, VA
  • Stories by the Sea, Virginia Beach,VA
  • Schools, universities, and libraries throughout the country


  • National Storytelling Network
  • Lancaster County Council for the Arts (LCCA), Lancaster, SC
  • Waxhaw, NC Arts Council (WAC)
  • North Carolina Storytelling Guild (NCSG)
  • South Carolina Storytelling Network (SCSN)
  • News Reporter and Reviewer for Here Women Tell, an internet radio program devoted to storytelling
  • League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling (Treasurer 1992-1995, Programming Director of Sharing the Fire 1996)
  • Virginia Storytelling Alliance (Board member 2003-2006, 2011- 2014)
  • Three Apples Storytelling Festival - Board Member, 1995 to 1998
  • Connecticut Storytelling Center (Treasurer 1989-1992)
  • International Order of E.A.R.S. (Tale Trader Correspondent)
  • Barter Storytellers (a performing troupe based in Abingdon, VA)
  • Dramatists Guild
  • Mark Twain Masquers Playwrights (President 1992)
  • Southwest Virginia Folklore Society
  • Assabet Center for Continuing Education (Storytelling Instructor 1992-1998)

Artist Rosters:

  • Charlotte/Mecklinburg Arts and Science (ASC) 2014-present
  • Massachusetts Cultural Council (1993-1998)
  • Southern Connecticut Library Council (1987-1998)
  • Eastern Connecticut Library Association (1997-1998)
  • Massachusetts Touring Roster, Massachusetts Cultural Council (1993-1998)
  • Virginia Commission for the Arts Writers in Virginia Directory (2006-present)


  • Finalist, 1992 Omnibus One-Act Playwriting Competition
  • Adjudicator, 1993 Omnibus One-Act Playwriting Competition
  • The Excellence in Storytelling Award, 1995 - presented by the Storytelling Institute at Southern Connecticut State University
  • Charter member of the Barter Storytellers, based at the historic Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia
  • The Tale Trader’s 1997 Correspondent of the Year
  • 1998 Storytelling World Honor Award for Tellable Adult Stories
  • 2013 Storytelling Winner Awards for Stories for Pre-adolescent Listeners, Stories for Adolescent Listeners, and Stories for Adult Listeners
  • Guest Editor of the September/October 2002 issue of Storytelling Magazine
  • 2014 Storytelling Winner Awards for Stories for Adolescent Listeners and Stories for Adult Listeners


  • CD, Jessie and Other Stories, reviewed in August 1993 Yarnspinner. Aired on NPR (The Story Tree) and local stations in Tennessee and Texas
  • CD, Bobby Pins, released January 2012

Published Efforts:

  • Storytelling World (fiction)
  • The Museletter (nonfiction)
  • The Tale Trader (nonfiction)
  • The Loom (nonfiction)
  • Hearsay (nonfiction)
  • The Storyteller (nonfiction)
  • Storytelling Youth Olympics 1997 Guidebook (children’s fiction)
  • Cast of Daughters of the Appalachians
    Cast of Daughters of the Appalachians,
    Actors Studio at the Tannery,
    Newburyport, MA, April 2007.
  • Daughters of the Appalachians (monologue collection published by Overmountain Press)
  • Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul (autobiographical story)
  • Stories for the Family Heart (autobiographical story)
  • Stories for the Mom’s Heart (autobiographical Story)
  • The Appalachian Quarterly (fiction)
  • Appalachian Life Magazine (fiction)

Plays Written:

  • Empty Wells (Finalist is the 1992 Omnibus One-Act Playwriting Competition)
  • Daughters of the Appalachians (One-woman show; also adapted for multiple actresses/storytellers)
  • Boojie’s People (sequel to Daughters of the Appalachians)