Birmingham Mother Becomes Storytelling Laureate

Birmingham Mail (Birmingham, UK) , January 16, 2012


Katrice Horsley, aged 47 and from Kings Heath, had speech therapy lessons as a child.

She is now a professional storyteller, with a repertoire of more than 350 stories from around the world.

“I went from a childhood of being isolated because of a lack of language adulthood where I make my living from language,” she said. She will assume the laureate’s role, a two-year position, at a ceremony at Birmingham’s Museum and Art Gallery on January 28.

Incredibly happy to have been chosen, she elaborated: “One of my aims in life is to become a national treasure. It also gives me a platform through which I can show the importance of storytelling in child development and education and conflict resolution.”

She will appear at venues across the UK during national storytelling week, which runs from January 28 to February 4.

Subjects Covered: diversity, education

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