MP3 Rose Anne St. Romain - Once Upon a Shoe
Storytelling with dramatic gusto and wacky playfulness takes you into the world of singing frogs, a stubborn pig, and a tiger with very bad breath. 2002 Parents'' Guide to Children''s Media Award
7 MP3 Songs in this album (70:15) !
Related styles: SPOKEN WORD: Storytelling, KIDS/FAMILY: Children''s Storytelling
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An author and award-winning storyteller since 1982, Rose Anne St. Romain radiates the gusto of her Louisiana French culture and the grace of the Old South. Rose Anne grew up steeped in family tales of rural life and strife, Cajun stories and jokes, and lots of singing, poetry and books.
Rose Anne has toured with Jimmy Buffett telling stories to his fans before concerts. She''s also been featured on Jimmy Buffett''s internet radio station, https://www.tradebit.com and performed a live internet broadcast from Buffett''s "Margaritaville" at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.
A "master storyteller," according to Kirkus Reviews, Rose Anne won a Louisiana Pioneer Storytelling Award for over 20 years of performing with her characteristic gusto and grace. Her elegant style of playfulness won a Parent''s Guide to Children’s Media Award for her audio CD collection of stories, "Once Upon a Shoe."
Rose Anne''s first book, "Moon’s Cloud Blanket," is a Louisiana Native American tale and was recently published by Pelican Publishing Company.
Rose Anne studied theater in undergraduate school and was introduced to the art of the spoken word while earning her Masters degree in Oral Interpretation and Creative Drama.
"I was intrigued by the way storytelling blends conversation and theatre," Rose Anne says. "Since I''d grown in a talkative big family and had always been drawn to the performing arts, storytelling became a way for me to perform anything that intrigued me...or made me laugh!"
After earning a second Masters degree in Library and Information Science, Rose Anne often told stories in her work as a public children''s librarian.
Rose Anne performs for folks of all ages at national festivals, corporate events, universities, conferences, schools, and libraries throughout the United States. Clients have included the International Reading Association, the American Association of University Women, and Louisiana State University.
Rose Anne lives in Mansura, Louisiana, her little hometown, "population 2000, with cows," she adds.