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Kim Sheahan

Contact Kim:
By e-mail: kimtales@mchsi.com
By mail: 504 W. Market, Farmer City, IL 61842
By phone: 217-714-1864

About Kim:

Kim shares stories both as an independent teller and through programs she develops and presents as assistant director of education of the Spurlock Museum, a museum celebrating world cultures at the University of Illinois. She presents a wide variety of multicultural programs, as well as historical programs, to audiences of all ages. Her enthusiasm is unmistakable and contagious. Let Kim share her joy of the tale with you.

Kim's current folktale programs include Cinderella around the World, Trickster Stories, Around the World in Stories, Stories in our Lives, Love Stories, Stories to Haunt Your Dreams, and Stories of Giving. Her historical performances are "She Outranks Me," the story of Civil War nurse Mary Ann Bickerdyke and "A Place to Live," the story of Anne and Carl Braden, civil rights activists. (Note: With sufficient notice, custom programs also can be developed.)

Kim's featured performances include the National Storytelling Conference, Northlands Storytelling Conference,  Illinois Young Authors Conference, Chinquapin Folk Music & Storytelling Festival, Illinois State Fair Kid's Korner, Big Grove Storytelling Festival, and Blue Stem Storytelling Festival.

Here's what people have to say about Kim:
  • "Kim is a terrific storyteller, and she held the audience captive for the entire presentation." Ava Wolf, Scout Leader
  • "Excellent! Wouldn't change anything!" Nick Dalrymple, Sidney Grade School "Kim was very enthusiastic and vivacious!" Ray Arseneau, Mahomet-Seymour Jr. High School 
  • "The stories were great! Our students and families loved them!" Carol Jones, Marquette Early Childhood School