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David Lohman
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A healthier alternative for divorcing and separating couples
Licensed in Idaho and Washington
(208) 664-5544

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Booking Private Parties, Special Events and Festivals. Visit MardiGrasGrowlers.Com.

Geoff Seitz in St. Louis.
He makes violins and sells other violins and instruments. 

Interested? email Geoff  at Seitzviolins@sbcglobal.net.

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with a business membership--$100/year

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Dick Frost magician  FFF 2018  (now departed)

Spokane Folklore Society
Performers' Referral List

Children's Entertainment

As a public service to those seekingstorytellers in the Inland Northwest, the Spokane Folklore Society maintains a Performers Referral List.

Carl Allen (Seattle, Wa) - Woody Guthrie ‘s 20 grow big songs – children’s songs and other campfire favorites. Contact: 360-319-7447  cubic1937@gmail.com        www.qubicmusic.com

Jacquelen Baucom
at Children's Corner Books 
509/624-8463 509/624-4820

Karrie Brown
Traditional Jewish folktales
509/353-4446 eve. 509/448-7948 karrieb@cet.com

The Bubble Man (Craig Grossman
entertaining and educational show for kids of all ages (509) 838-1977 or grossman@cet.com

Susan Creed   - storyteller for all ages, focusing on folk tales from around the world


Jenny Edgren - presents The Kids Hour – songs for kids of all ages
Contact Jenny at 509-496-8780 (cell) or 509 484-7064

Flotsam & Jetsam
 rib-ticklin, knee-slappin', milk-snorting outrageous kids music
Carlos Alden   624-3360

Lucy D. Ford, Children’s Writer
Fantasy and children’s writer will tell original tales in the style of the Brothers Grimm
Deby Fredericks     822-9928      cat09tales@hotmail.com       debyfredericks.com

Eric Herman Music (Tri-Cities, WA)
Very fun and participatory music shows for kids.  Eric also features a "Story Songs" program for libraries and bookstores.
(509) 943-1547   eric@erichermanmusic.com   http://www.EricHermanMusic.com

Jane Higuera
children's folkmusic with autoharp and limber toys
(509) 747-1662 or hijanew@aol.com

Musha Marimba  - "Students from The Enrichment Cooperative at Bryant School playing Zimbabwean-style Marimbas."
Contact:   Heather Ward (509) 850-1720

Lara Messersmith-Glavin – (Portland, Or) (Saturday 1:45 and 3:30 First Floor Conference Room) 
Lara is a  a writer and a Fisherpoet.  She tells stories about her childhood  on boats and her work
in the commercial fishing industry of Kodiak, Alaska.  Family friendly and humorous
queenofpirates@yahoo.com        queenofpirates.net\

Kenn Nesbitt – author of seven books of humorous children's poetry, including his most recent collection, When the Teacher Isn’t Looking. His poems have appeared in every book in the acclaimed Kids Pick the Funniest Poems series and in school textbooks around the world. He writes popular children's poetry web site and delivers assembly- style programs in which students collaborate to write poems as a group.  879-4121              kenn@nesbitt.com     www.poetry4kids.com

RainBow Fiddle Kids

Old-Time fiddle music performed by children ages 3 - 17
Kerri Miller 509-228-9030


Milena Robison
Folktales/fairy tales from central Europe, Czech/Moravian/Slovak folktales some with audience participation ... mostly over 100 years old ... some themes similar to tales from other countries ... some very unique
(509) 624-7099

Steve Simmons
Songs for Children, (509) 838-4331

Nicholas Sironka -  traditional Kenyan story telling
        sironkamaasai@yahoo.com     www.sironkamaasai.com

Spokane Storytellers League
Multicultural, folk, & humorous stories for all ages/entertaining as well as providing uplifting messages for adults and young audiences alike
Jennilyn Weight 467-5703   jenuine7022@aol.com Kay Yates     yates.kk@comcast.net      466-8672

Sarajoy  Van Boven  -  retells American Folk Tales
    Contact:   592-7215         sarajoyvb@yahoo.com      

Outside the Spokane area

Batsy Bybel
Storyteller and puppeteer - Interactive and participatoy performances for all ages 
208/883-3666 or cgale@turbonet.com http://www.storyteller.net/tellers/batsy/

Rocci Hildum (Wenatchee, WA)
Whispering Circles are tales that travel the world ~ some old and some not so old. A precious gift from many different peoples, places, and times. Rocci passes them on to you, perpetuating the circle.
(509) 665-3181 or rhildum@nwi.net

Karen Standal/Helewise (Bonners Ferry, ID)
storytelling for all ages; dragon stories and lore
(208) 267-9677

If you would like to be added or modify your listing, please contact Sylvia Gobel at dancer@moxxee.com or call the SFS answerphone - (509) 747-2640