About Maria Whatton...
Maria the Storyteller – Myths, Folk Tales and Legends. Maria's storytelling performances have been highly praised for their lucidity, warmth and captivating style. She knows hundreds of traditional stories and lights up the room with her intelligence and passion.
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Maria has had a rich and varied career with Education and Creativity always at the heart of her work.
“Maria is a consummate professional.”
Dame Beryl Bainbridge.
Before she became a full time Storyteller and Writer Maria was a Secondary School teacher of English and Drama. She was a Head of Department in a large Comprehensive School in Bradford . From there she became the Deputy Head of an Arts Centre (Ingestre Hall, Stafford ).
She has also been an Arts Officer, and a Chair of an International Literary Prize.
As well as performing stories in theatres, festivals, libraries and village halls
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Maria has an M.A. in Writing, and is a trained Humanistic Counsellor.
As well as being a favourite speaker at conferences read more public speaking … she has made an impact through her pioneering work in a multiplicity of settings bringing the joy of the spoken and written word to life.
Maria is an expert in: “Your Life Story” read more community storytelling and writing …helping people voice their personal stories and then bringing them to the stage or publication.
She has extensive experience of working with community groups.
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