Donna Ingham will tell stories where crowds are gathered, whether it be one tale or a full program in meeting halls, theaters or on festival grounds. Her repertoire includes critter tales, tall tales and outright lies, ghost stories, holiday stories, historical tales, and personal narratives.
“I can hardly wait to see what dry twist you will bring to each little episode in the narrative. Thanks for all your masterminding and your flawless performance.” – Mary Grace Ketner, formerly of the University of Texas San Antonio Institute of Texan Cultures programming.
Donna tells age-appropriate stories for students from kindergarten through college in performances or residencies and offers workshops for both students and teachers. Her programs are drawn from multicultural sources and are designed to satisfy specific curriculum or event needs.
“Our students are still talking about your wonderful stories. What a positive impression you made on all of us.” – Gail Guffman, elementary school library manager
Workshops and Classes
Whether standard offerings on the art and craft of storytelling and writing or custom-designed workshops or classes for a particular group or purpose, Donna’s presentations are well-planned, practical, and results-oriented. They can be designed to fit in an hour or expand into week-long residencies.
“The fingerprints of your teaching were all over the pages of my sermon.” – Dr. Ann Normand, Episcopal rector
Keynotes and Other Public Speaking Engagements
Donna has presented keynote addresses for regional, national and international conferences of educators, tour guides and storytellers. She has performed as a luncheon or after-dinner speaker for librarians, doctors, lawyers, engineers, military retirees, civic organizations, churches, women’s groups and the Knife & Fork Club, among others.
“Thank you again and again for helping make this year’s book festival a great success. You have a tremendous gift of being able to tell stories that capture the attention of children and adults, and we thank you for sharing your gift with us in Abilene.” – Glenn Dromgoole, West Texas Book Festival