Carrie Sue Ayvar is a storyteller of many talents, if you don't see what you're looking for here, by all means Contact Us  These are only some of the programs that she has developed and has to offer. Carrie Sue has the skill and talent to adapt to many situations.

Storytelling Programs

Cuentame Un Cuento/Tell Me A Story

An incredible bilingual exploration of Latin-American folktales using words, rhythms, movement and chants that begins with the simple phrase, "Había una vez/Once upon a time . . . " Children and adults, even those who may never have spoken a word of Spanish before, often find themselves easily and successfully repeating Spanish phrases this interactive and animated storytelling program. Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar, chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages and cultures through her stories.


All Aboard: Traveling the World Through Story

Hop on board and fasten your seatbelts as we take an imaginary journey across continents and around the world through international folktales! Suitable for student and family audiences.




Chautauqua-style Historical Portrayals: Suitable for Adults & Grade 4 and above.


Doc Anner: Petticoat Doctor of the Everglades

In 1909, Dr. Anna Darrow was the 2nd ever female doctor in Florida. Wife, mother, physician, pharmacist, artist and even veterinarian when called upon, she followed her dreams and found beauty, friendships and adventures along the way.


Rose Weiss: Mother of Miami Beach

When Rose Weiss arrived in 1919, Miami Beach was not much more than a sparsely populated sandbar. With persistence and a smile, Rosie began at once to transform it and along the way created jobs, fought prejudice, helped the needy and even designed the city’s flag!


Storytelling Workshops


Tag You’re It! Teaching Kids To Tell

This participatory workshop blends education and fun. Students, use creative and critical thinking exercises to learn basic storytelling & performance techniques. Suitable for Grades 3- 12.


Spicing Up the Storytelling Stew With A Second Language

Use a second language as a sprinkle of spice (only a word or two necessary) or as a flavorful main ingredient (more fluency) and learn how to blend two languages into a savory story that flows with ease. Discover and develop your own tasty tales through demonstration and participation. Appropriate for new or experienced tellers. Fluency in second language NOT required.



Recipes For Multicultural Storytelling

Stories and storytelling are integral parts of all cultures. In this hands-on workshop, participants learn the art of selecting, developing and telling multicultural stories. Appropriate for new or experienced tellers.



Walking In Their Footsteps, Talking In Their Voices: History Comes To Life

Explore what’s involved in researching and developing an historical portrayal and how to tell the story in the first person. Examples and exercises integrated into the workshop provide experience and knowledge. Appropriate for High School students and adults.


Once Upon A Time: A Beginners Guide to Storytelling

Learn basic storytelling & performance techniques with step-by-step directions in this introduction to the art of storytelling. Participants will leave with at least one story that they can successfully tell. Suitable for all ages.


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