Using familiar folk tales and fairy tales, students will be introduced to the art of storytelling, learn how to use their knowledge of story elements to creatively retell one of the stories, either individually or in a group. Students will then share a personal story with a friend and write down their own original story. The story will be written in the students’ native language and English.

A follow-up workshop can be added to include the students creating (writing and illustrating) a dual-language book for their stories. Translation assistance can be provided.

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Appropriate for ages: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Max Audience: 25 students
Costs: $209 (includes planning meeting and two 45-minute sessions with the same students)


Twyla Smith

Twyla Smith tells all kinds of stories, specializing in Middle Eastern folktales and Cinderella stories from various cultures. She is also a Kansas Wolf Trap and Baby Artsplay artist.


Twyla is phenomenal and does a fantastic job for our students. We love her.

S. Hoffman, K-1st grade, Franklin Elementary, Wichita

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This Organization received funding for general operational support from the City of Wichita The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Board of directors

Jan-Maeve Saggerson

Tim Rogers

Lai-L Daugherty

Teresa Seymour

Rodney Horton

Chris Wendt