Ellouise Schoettler, Storyteller
"Ellouise has something to say and she knows how to say it. Good storytelling speaks to the human condition, and she goes right for what is important. And funny, too. Good combination!
— Bill Harley, National Storyteller
"Ellouise Schoettler's work reminds us of what is best about being human: deep emotion, strong values, unfailing courage, and gratitude to those who have gone before.
An uncommon artist."
— Elizabeth Ellis, National Storyteller
"Ellouise never fails to bring nods of recognition and grins of surprise. This lady knows right where both the heart and the funnybone reside in us all.
She's just a natural."
— Michael Reno Harrell, National Storyteller
Discover the New Front Porch:
Storytelling entertainment meets cultural preservation when audiences gather to hear storyteller and educator Ellouise Schoettler tell her stories.
A professional storyteller for nearly twenty years, Ellouise Schoettler grew up in North Carolina listening to aunts and uncles spin tales on Granny's front porch. Now Ellouise creates stories and delivers themed programs that offer audiences a new kind of front porch experience. Ellouise's storytelling leaves audiences awakened to the importance of their own personal and family stories.Ellouise's surprising combinations of original tales and traditional stories blend with primary source historical research, personal political experience and family stories to give voice to the uncommon experience of ordinary men and women throughout American history.
Voices that would otherwise never be heard become stories audiences remember.
Contact Ellouise to bring her stories to venues as intimate as an independent bookseller's reading room or as bustling as a large storytelling festival.
Adults. Teens. Children. University Womens Studies and Art History students. Audiences of all ages are drawn to Ellouise's New Front Porch experience.
Story choices can be tailored by specific age ranges or for student groups with specific curriculum needs.
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