34 High Rd.
Lee, NH 03861
H. (603) 659-2845
Anne Jennison is a New Hampshire-based storyteller who comes from countless generations of folks who've lived in the Northeastern Woodlands. But Anne's worldview - and "voice" as a storyteller - has also been shaped by having lived in such far-flung places as Kansas, the Philippines, Maryland, Ohio, Massachusetts, France, and Germany as well as the New Hampshire Seacoast. While Anne is a dyer-in-the-wool New Englander with both European and Abenaki heritage who comes from a family with a strong oral tradition, she has also had rigorous training in her art form. With Master's degrees in both Storytelling and in History, Anne brings wealth of knowledge - polished by 30 years of experience as a performing storyteller - to her retelling of timeless Native American stories. In her own words,
"Stories from all traditions share the wonder of life and the great gifts of drama, humor, and wisdom, but for their gentle yet critically important lessons of life, Native American lesson stories are my favorite to tell. I first began learning Northeast Woodland stories when my daughters were quite young, to teach them about their Abenaki and Mohawk heritage, and have since expanded my repertoire to include stories from all over Turtle Island".
Anne's Performance Credits:
Anne has shared her stories in such places as: The Kearsarge Indian Museum, the American Independence Museum, the Dawn Land Native American Storytelling Festival at the Mariposa Cultural Center, Castle Hill, First Night North Conway NH and First Night Portsmouth NH, the Prescott Park Arts Festival, the Somersworth International Children's Festival, "Tellabration!" in Amherst NH, and the Joseph Campbell Festival of Myth, Folklore, & Story, as well as many libraries, historical societies, colleges, schools, retirement communities, and powwows throughout New England. She has also given storytelling workshops for teachers and for writers, as well as teaching undergraduate courses in Storytelling and Native American Storytelling.
Im celebration of its 20th anniversary, in December 2016 Anne re-released her 1996 Storytelling World Magazine Award-winning recording "Hummingbird: Native American Stories", which was produced under the mentorship of her storyteling coach, Doug Lipman. Thid cd is available through 9starmedia.com, cdbaby.com, and amazon.com. Anne currently has 3 more storytelling cd recordings in production, the first of which she plans to release early in 2017.
Anne is a member of the Seacoast Storytellers, the New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance, the League for the Advancement of New England Storytellers (LANES), and the National Storytelling Network. She is also listed as a New England performing artist with CreativeGround.org. Anne is available for storytelling performances, storytelling workshops, performance coaching, and audio book narration.