Jennie tells her own personal stories. They are masterfully crafted, her characters clearly drawn, and her narrative peppered with humor. In fact, she is a master of humor (the unexpected). Beginning with serious subject matter, she slowly draws her audience along . . . until they are rolling in the aisle with laughter.
Peg O'Sullivan, Connecticut Storytelling Festival
|It [story for keynote address] was so funny, so incredibly well-delivered, and entirely unexpected. Year after year, whether here in Madison or in New Haven where I have previously taught, we have to endure “inspirational” speeches that do not inspire. We have to hear about statistics, objectives, goals, standards, life-long learners, global economies, assessment pieces, etc, etc. We heard none of that with the tale of Miss Turner. Thanks so much for making the “welcome back” day bearable, even enjoyable.
John Hansen, Teacher