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Kay Stone

Kay Stone Title: Professor Emerita, University of Winnipeg
Email: kayfstone@gmail.com


I completed BA and MS degrees in cultural geography, after which I spent two years as a geography editor in Chicago. I returned to academic world in 1966 as a folklore student at Indiana University, completing a doctoral degree in 1975. My dissertation was an exploration of women in folktales, which eventually led me to a teaching position in the English department at the University of Winnipeg for almost three decades. I taught Oral Literature 1 (Folklore and Mythology), Oral Literature 2 (storytelling techniques) and Children’s Literature. Through my teaching I began telling traditional stories in Winnipeg schools, and have continued to perform as a storyteller for both adults and children. The three books I’ve written (Burning BrightlyThe Golden Woman, and Some Day Your Witch Will Come) grew from exploring different aspects of folktales as a literary art and performance art. I have done several fringe shows, and continue to give workshops and performances in Canada and the U.S. I’m a founding member of Stone Soup Stories, Eldertales, and the Manitoba Storytelling Guild. View my website.