Tale teller and author Donna Ingham takes the ancient art of storytelling and gives it a Texas twist in her finely crafted stories from history, folklore, and her personal experiences. A recipient of the Tejas Storytelling Association’s John Henry Faulk Award and a National Storytelling Network ORACLE Award, she is also a champion liar, having been named the Biggest Liar in Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Denton, and, yes, the whole state of Texas. A college English professor in her former life, she is an award-winning writer and producer of spoken word CDs, with six books and five CDs to her credit. Her stories reflect her native roots in the Lone Star State, and she chooses appropriate stories for all ages and stages. She continues to offer her popular ‘Tall Tales and True’ programs adaptable for all ages, with some stories complemented by guitar, ukulele, or washboard accompaniment. Representative stories allow for multicultural elements and geographic scope. In addition to programs and performances for schools, libraries, conferences, and festivals, she also offers keynotes, luncheon and after-dinner speaking, author visits, workshops, and residencies. Photo by C. Y. Ingham.

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Contact name

Donna Ingham

Contact address

1025 Coventry Road Spicewood TX 78669

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Public performance

$350 – $1500

School performance

$450 – $1000

Workshop fees

$450 – $1000

Travel per diem lodging

$50 – $1000




Special audiences

Festivals, Hands-on activities, Libraries, People with disabilities, Schools, Seniors

School audiences

Elementary, High, Middle, Pre-K

Venue size

Larger, Medium, Smaller, Very Large

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