Since the dawn of time, we’ve shared stories. They remind us of who we were, who we are, and who we wish to be. Through Story our ancestors speak to us – passing on Wisdom and Truth from the past. And, stories prepare us for the future…if only we Listen.
“Agnes from Nippersink Creek” by Jim May
Jim May is an Emmy award-winning storyteller, teacher, and author of the critically acclaimed Farm On Nippersink Creekand a children’s picture book, The Boo Baby Meets The Ghost of Mable’s Gable. A professional storyteller for over twenty-five years, Jim has told stories to all ages across the United States, and in Canada and Europe. He is available for assemblies, writing/storytelling residencies as well as author visits and staff training. His keynote and training venues have included the American Library Association, Illinois Reading Council, Texas Library Association, National Park Service, Austin Library System (Texas), Illinois Teenage Institute, and numerous school districts.
Jim was born in Spring Grove, Illinois where his ancestors first settled in the 1840’s. Raised in this small German-Catholic farming community, his stories resonate with the rural voices of the Illinois prairie. His relatives spent time “visiting” and telling stories as an integral part of daily life–a means of weaving the social fabric of the community.
Find out more about Jim’s work on his Website.
Recorded Live at the 2015 Three Rivers Storytelling Festival