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Storyteller Mary Grace Ketner
Mary Grace Ketner
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San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio, Texas

Programs for all ages of folktales, fairy tales, and legends.

Texas ghost legends.

Secondary school program on Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

From her website :

"From Ali Baba to La Llorona, Tiger to Turtle, from Vasalisa to Jack " the graceful hands and enchanting voice of Storyteller Mary Grace Ketner bring them all to life in folktales, fairy tales and legends from all around the world.

An author with teaching experience in Language Arts, English, Spanish, and Special Education and work as an educational specialist in a museum of history and culture, Mary Grace understands the role of artistry in advancing a community of learners. Her interactive story programs address the scope and sequence of each grade's Social Studies content as well as the TEKS for language arts.

Mary Grace has been selected for inclusion in the Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Roster, since 2008"

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Native Texan and downtown San Antonian Mary Grace Ketner delves into folktales and legends from world cultures, seeking poignant narratives that reveal the values common to all humans.  

For ten years, Mary Grace produced a daily radio program for the Institute of Texan Cultures, LIFETIMES: The Texas Experience and served as one of the program's three narrators .   

She has appeared at the Texas Storytelling Festival (Denton), the National Storytelling Network Regional Concert (Oklahoma City), the Texas Folklife Festival (San Antonio), George West Storyfest, Borderlands Storytelling Festival (Alpine) and in performance with the San Antonio Symphony. 

 On the Touring Artist Roster for the Texas Commission on the Arts since 2008, she is a member of the San Antonio Storytellers Association, the San Antonio Arts in Education Task Force, the Tejas Storytelling Association (serving on its Board of Directors), and the National Storytelling Network.  

Mary Grace and husband Jeff have a daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren living in Bavaria, so she is proud to be a member of International Storytelling Network.


International Storytelling Network
International Storytelling Network
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Mary Grace's published works include a children's book,  Ganzy Remembers,  (Atheneum 1994) as well as articles and stories in  Storytelling Magazine The August House Book of Scary Stories  (2009),  Tell the World: Storytelling Across Language Barriers ( MacDonald, 2008),  Wake Me When the Data Is Over (Silverman, 2009), and  Storytelling:  Art and Technique, 4th Edition,  (Del Negro, 2010).  

She produced two award-winning story audiocassettes for the Institute of Texan Cultures:   Many Tricksters (1996), and YIKES! Scary Stories from the Texas Folklife Festival.  

Her own 2009 CD,  Ghostly Gals and Spirited Women , has received a Storytelling World Gold Award.



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