Donna Washington

North Carolina
(919) 471-3036

Master storyteller Donna Washington graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Speech in 1989. Since then she has traveled across the world performing as a storyteller and presenting workshops about the inextricable link between storytelling and literacy. She has been featured at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN as well as hundreds of festivals across the country. She has performed in thousands of schools and libraries, and keynotes conferences about the importance of storytelling and early literacy, using hospice stories for healing and closure, and employing storytelling as an educational tool in the classroom.

Donna’s nine storytelling CDs have garnered twenty-six awards, including Golden and Silver Parent’s Choice awards, Storytelling World and Honor Awards, Children’s Music Web Awards, and National Parenting Publication Awards.  She has authored numerous articles about using storytelling in both performance and in the classroom

Washington writes a popular storytelling blog called Language, Literacy and Storytelling, and contributes pieces to other blog sites as well. Donna is also a member of the editorial committee for the National Association of Black Storytellers, and has served as president of the North Carolina Storytelling Guild.

Donna is the author of four books for children- A PRIDE OF AFRICAN TALES, The STORY OF KWANZAA, LI’L RABBIT’S KWANZAA and A BIG SPOOKY HOUSE. Peach Tree Press will be publishing her next book, CURLYLOCKS AND THE THREE SCARES. Find out more at her website.