Donna Ingham, Storyteller


Donna Ingham

Historically Speaking by Donna Ingham   Our Boy C.Y. and his Sweet Young Thing of a Wife by Donna Ingham


Two of Donna’s recordings received recognition in the annual Storytelling World Awards announced recently in the April/May issue of
Storytelling Magazine.

Her Historically Speaking CD was a winner in the Storytelling Recordings category, and her story “Lost in Cyberspace” from the Our Boy, C.Y. (and His Sweet Young Thing of a Wife) CD was an honor title in the Stories for Adult Listeners category. You can hear the Cyberspace story on the Hear Stories page. (See the full list of Storytelling World Award winners and honors at

Humorist and folklorist Donna Ingham takes the ancient art of storytelling and gives it a Texas twist to entertain audiences of all ages. Hear tall tales, folklore, historical and personal stories told only as a Texan could – or would. As a storyteller Donna has appeared at festivals and conferences throughout the United States and even swapped a yarn or two in Ireland. A former college professor with a Ph.D. in English, she also offers workshops, master classes, and training and in-service sessions as well as age-appropriate programs for elementary and secondary schools. As a published author, she brings an added dimension to her school visits, and she both entertains and enlightens audiences at book festivals and conferences. Her reputation as a humorist makes her a popular luncheon and after-dinner speaker and presenter of special programs and keynotes as well. She currently holds the titles of Biggest Liar in Austin, Texas (for the seventh time), and Biggest Liar in Texas (for the third time) and is a recipient of the John Henry Faulk Award for “outstanding contributions to the art of storytelling.” Donna is listed on the Texas Touring Roster of the Texas Commission on the Arts and on the Mid-America Arts Alliance Regional Touring Program.



“masterful style of oral storytelling” – Raymond V. Whelan, River Cities Tribune, Marble Falls, Texas


“impressive, funny, a virtuoso” – audience member Michael, from California 


“You’ll have to decide what is true and what is, well, maybe almost true. . . sure to entertain.” – Abilene Reporter-News


A couple of comments following a Road Scholar Great American Get-Together 2013:


“My favorite was Donna Ingham! She was hilarious.”


“Donna is the best liar I have ever heard, and I could have listened to her for hours, but my side hurt from laughing.”