Mary Grace Ketner
Mary Grace Ketner From Ali Baba to La Llorona, Tiger to Turtle or Vasalisa to Jack, folktales, fairy tales and legends from all around the world come alive in the enchanting voice and graceful gestures of storyteller Mary Grace Ketner. Her interactive story programs address the scope and sequence of each grade’s Social Studies content as well as the TEKS for language arts. Mary Grace is part of the Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Artist Roster; support may be available through the Cultural Connections Performance Support grant application. Find her CD and learn more about her Tales and Legends.
Mary Grace has worked as a middle and high school teacher, a director of religious education, and a museum educational specialist at UTSA’s Institute of Texan Cultures. Co-founder of the San Antonio Storytellers Association in 1991, she has served as the organization’s president or in some board position each years since. She has served on the Tejas Storytelling Association Board of Directors, produced five of the organization’s biennial Conferences since 1997, and organized registration for the Texas Storytelling Festival for four years. Active in the National Storytelling Network, she has presented two workshops and performed in story concerts a half dozen times at that organization’s annual conference. She presently serves as NSN’s State Liaison for Texas. She blogs at FairyTaleLobby.wordpress.com.