Robin discovered storytelling as a high school English and Speech teacher more than 20 years ago. Her classroom was a creative place where she and the students explored and performed stories for one another, then for other high school classes and eventually the larger community. Today, she is a full time storyteller, dividing her time between solo performances and a tandem story partnership, Tales Two Tell, with storyteller Autumn Huff Garick.
Robin's solo work is a mix of personal stories, folktales, and literary adaptations. She plays the guitar and often incorporates music and songs into her stories. Her personal stories are drawn from her experiences growing up. As a mother of three almost grown children, she also uses stories to share unique and poignant observations about parenting.
Robin's storytelling is authentic to the core and artfully performed. Captivating and charming, her stories are also laced with just the right humor to help the audience absorb the message in comfort, good cheer and lightheartedness.
In October 2014, she won the Story Slam at the National Storytelling Festival. She has been a featured performer at the renowned Florida Storytelling Festival, as well as The Cracker Storytelling Festival, and will be featured at the 2016 Stone Soup Storytelling Festival in Woodruff, South Carolina. She was honored to perform her solo show My Mother’s Daughter at the NSN Fringe in Kansas City in July 2015.
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"Spellbinding. Absolutely soaring. Robin is an amazing storyteller". -- Angie Murray, Oviedo, Florida
Here is a sampling of the places that Robin has performed:
National Storytelling Festival Slam, Jonesborough TN
Public and Private schools throughout Central Florida
Ghosts in the Gardens @ Harry P. Leu Gardens, Orlando, Florida
The Cracker Festival
Barberville Pioneer Days
Orlando Museum of Art
Winter Park Public Library
Florida Storytelling Festival Mount Dora, FL
Stone Soup Storytelling Festival, Woodruff SC
National Storytelling Network Conference Fringe, Kansas City MO