M. Jennie Frost

Ph. 780-433-2932  or   E-mail Jenny
Websites: www.yabs.ab.ca/artistinfo.asp?ID=69http://www.sc-cc.com/directory-pages/frost-jennie.html

What the artist does

  •  Storytelling
  •  Poetry
  •  Prose (fiction)

What the artist has done

  •  Writing:  I’ve given writing workshops in writing poetry and fiction for the Bennett Centre in Edmonton, at Young Authors Conferences in High River and Calgary (2 years each), at the Wetaskiwin Public Library, and to junior high classes in several schools.
  • Storytelling: I’ve given storytelling workshops to students gr. 3 – 12, to librarians, to other storytellers, and at the Canadian Authors Association. I’ve taught a storytelling course for the Faculty of Extension and for the Edmonton Lifelong Learners’ Association.
  • Experience working with seniors:
    Primarily in my class for the Edmonton Lifelong Learners Association. I’ve also given storytelling performances for seniors on several occasions.

Credentials and memberships

Education:
  • 15 years’ workshops and courses in writing poetry and fiction, and in aspects of storytelling.
  • B.A. Hon. Classics,
  • M.A. Ancient History,
  • B.Ed. (Secondary Latin); taught Latin gr. 6 – adult.
Memberships:
  • Storytellers of Canada—Conteurs du Canada (Past president)
  • The Alberta League Encouraging Storytelling (Past president & treasurer, Edmonton Branch)
  • Canadian Authors Association
  • Stroll of Poets
  • Writers Guild of Alberta
I’ve had a book published as well as prizewinning poems and short stories in literary journals and anthologies.
I have published a 2-CD storytelling set of Greek myth, as well as individual stories on 3 other CDs. I’ve performed for audiences 3 years old – seniors in 7 provinces.

Artist comments

  • Flexible schedule. Willing to design a course for the time provided. Needs a blackboard (or equivalent) or flipchart paper on easel 

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