.Once Upon a Time....
....Gwen Caldwell sat atop a rooftop garden in a quaint village surrounded by the Swiss Alps. The evening sky sparkled with a million stars and she became enchanted by the power of story as she heard a storyteller spin tales for adult listeners. A short time later Gwen began an exciting journey of discovery as she explored the art of storytelling for herself.
Since that time, Gwen has continued to polish her skills and develop a repertoire of folk tales, legends, inspirational stories, and personal tales. She has enjoyed sharing these stories with groups of all ages at schools, churches, bookstores, conferences, dinner parties, and retreats throughout the country.
In 1992, Gwen founded the Richardson/Plano Storytelling Guild, now known as the North Forty Storytellers, an affiliate of the Tejas Storytelling Association. She presented on stage at several Tejas Storytelling Festivals, has been featured at corporate programs, and educational leadership workshops. Gwen has also participated in the School for Sacred Storytelling.
Gwen has taught in both public and private schools, adult literacy programs, and in her own piano studio. These experiences enable her to create and teach meaningful storytelling workshops to a variety of groups. As an educator, Gwen Caldwell is also aware of the tremendous potential stories hold for awakening the imagination, developing problem solving skills, and fostering creativity. She has successfully turned that potential into a reality as she tells stories to all ages in many different settings.