Member Profile : Gwendolyn Hilary

Member Type:Individual
Member Name: Gwendolyn Hilary
Member Bio: Gwendolyn Hilary, former librarian and educator, is a storyteller and workshop presenter who engages audiences of all ages, telling stories that spark the imagination and touch the soul. She performs with the dynamic musician and folklorist, Enoch Williamson, at festivals, museums, libraries, public and private schools, universities, cultural institutions as well as in the private sector. Together they perform interactive stories full of songs and rhythms, bringing listeners "into" the stories. Gwendolyn's rich repertoire of stories, enable her to create programs on many themes. She especially enjoys sharing multicultural folktales and the history, contributions, and wonderful stories of African Americans.
Member Email: ghilary@sbcglobal.net
Member Address: PO Box 167304,
  United States
Member Phone: 312-203-2281
Member Fax: 312-842-8786
Member Affiliations: Ase, Illinois Storytelling Network, National Storytelling Network, National Association of Black Storytellers
Audience: K-12 Schools, Libraries, Museums, family reunions, weddings and other social functions, businesses and organizations.
Story Types: Personal
Story Programs: 45 minute - 60 minute programs but flexible for longer time periods for older students and adults.


Anansi Stories/African folktales
Stories of Freedom!
Women Who Dreamed and Achieved
Living Green - Stories that Celebrate Our Wonderful Earth
Multicultural Folktales and stories
Remembering Harold Washington
Dr. Martin L. King and His Legacy
African American Celebrations: Juneteenth Kwanzaa
Other programs can be specially created for other themes
Does Workshops?: Yes
Workshop Descriptions: Reading and Storytelling for Young Children.
This workshop is geared for educators, librarians, and parents and focuses on sharing the joy of stories with the preschool and primary age learner.
The Art of Storytelling: "How to" techniques
A fun, interactive, hands on approach to learning the basics of beginning storytelling for teachers, youths and others who want to effectively tell stories. The time frame can range from one hour (explanation) to 3 hour sessions over a period of multiple days.
Age Range: Pre-K,K-5,6-8,9-12,Adults
Will Travel: Yes