Utah Arts Festival Appearances

The Writing Center 2006, 2007
The Big Mouth Cafe

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Audition Audio/Visual Slide Show CD

Please consider the slide show as a "get acquainted" audition for your event as well!

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Carol, as Storyteller, joined First Night Revelers at the Leonardo creating fashionable head decor!
























Utah Gallivan Center
Downtown Salt Lake City

"Lunch Bunch" Events
13 Seasons

Numerous Storytellers have been added to the events each year!


Taylorsville Dayzz
2003 2004 2005
2006 2007



















Solitude Mountain Resort

Night Before Christmas 2004 2005 2006 2007
2008 2009 2010 2011


























Portfolio Update

Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)
National Oracle Award-Winning Storyteller 2011
Local Silver Pen Essay Winner
Master Practitioner of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Story Crossroads Master Story Facilitator Award 2017

The fourth annual Story Crossroads festival takes place during the day at the Murray, Utah Park's pavilions ay 13 through Maay 15.

Carol is a former Jordan School District Speech and Language Pathologist. Her retirement career has focused on her continuing adventurous pursuit of storytelling! She has told a wide range of folk tales, personal tales, historical stories, as well as fairy tales using word play techniques that "tickle the tale."

In San Antonio, Texas, Carol received the National Storytelling Network's prestigious 2011 Oracle Award for Leadership and Service.

Storytelling History: Scroll down and browse through the many events and venues to learn of the wide variety of storytelling adventures Carol has shared with children and adults.

Current Focus:

March through October 2019

September 30, October 2,7,9, (dates/room/times to be announced in the July Dixie State University/ICL Institute for Continued Learning catalog)

I will be teaching a short course: Storytelling: Building Livelong Connections. It will be 2 evenings for 2 hours for each of 2 consecutive weeks.
John Harrison
(retired law enforcement officer) is President of Dixie Tellers.  He's the one who lighted the spark that found me submitting a proposal just days before the Dixie State University/Institute for Continued Learning deadline.  So we're expecting that these classes will give a boost to Dixie Tellers' already motivated start. 


On-going 2019-2020

Storytelling and NLP workshops for adults and seniors in organizations, active senior centers, independent living cmters. and assisted living centers.

Carol's storytelling residencies provide seniors with opportunities to develop story design and performance skills so they can participate in festivals and become a part of the larger storytelling family.

Biographical Notes

Carol's Artist's Profiles can be read on these
state and national web sites:

http://www.nowplayingutah.com and

The National Storytelling Network
http://www.storynet.org [Find a Teller]

Read her article, "Why Word Play?" on this site:


Copy and paste the above link into your browser for a successful connection to the Utah Storytelling Guild.

In her recent 20+ years as a professional storyteller, Carol has entertained family audiences as well as adult audiences including educators. Her relationship with her audiences is contagious. She loves telling stories and it shows! See [Applause]

This fascinating storyteller has developed an intimate relationship with words during her 30-year career as a speech/language pathologist in public schools. Having taught so many children to speak clearly and communicate effectively, she now delights in befuddling her audiences with the unusual effects of word play. Carol’s students have used their creative storytelling skills to entertain their classmates.

Carol has retired as a licensed Utah Educator with a Master's Degree in Speech and Language Pathology and an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Administration.

In recent years she has acquired post graduate training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and is a Master Practitioner. She integrates her background and skills, weaving a tapestry of unlimited possibilities for excellence in storytelling!

She provides Senior Seminars on topics that incorporate NLP principles. Examples:

Laugh for the Health of it!
Forgive for the Health of it.
The Well-formed Outcome.
Your Body Believes Every Word You Say.

For over 15 years, Carol had been a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the local organization, the Intermountain Magician's Assembly. She has taught her students to combine storytelling and magic in order to appear as performing artists in their school talent shows.

As a member of Toastmasters International/Metro Club of District #15. Carol earned the Competent Communicator Certification and has earned the Bronze award upon completing the Storytelling series of speeches.

Carol and other Storytellers from the Olympus Chapter of the Utah Storytelling Guild were on the Utah Arts Council's Performing Artists Tour 2006-2008 and welcome invitations to participate in Storytelling festivals and other venues.

Carol's article on word play can be accessed on http://www.storyteller.net/tellers/cesterreicher




Delightful Remembrances !

Salt Lake City's 2008-2009 First Night Celebration
Carol told stories to families at the Leonardo at Library Square 200 East and 500 South in Salt Lake City, UT

First Night 2009-2010 had a "new look" and a new title. We look forward to more Storytellers in years to come as the new team continues to develop this annual celebration.




The Jewish Arts and Food Festival November 12, 2006

The public enjoyed free admission to stories, fun, food, music, dancing, books, arts, jewelry, vendors, and even an amusing and educational full-length movie. The festival community created an exotic Storytelling tent--what "ambiance!"


Stories: Zig a Zak! and The Sign!




The Salt Lake Tribune showcased Carol's Storytelling at Lone Peak Park in Sandy, Utah. Read this article and smile!

The Salt Lake Tribune
Close Up

Salt Lake Tribune,
July 29, 2005



In recent years audiences at these venues have enjoyed Carol's stories:

Red Butte Garden
Utah Gallivan Center Lunch Bunch
Draper Days Celebration
Taylorsville Dayzz
Thanksgiving Point Gardens in Lehi
Utah Arts Festivals
Utah Storytelling Guild Storyfests
Jewish Arts and Foods Festival
Timpanogos Festival Swappin' Grounds
Boy Scouts banquets
School assemblies
Family reunions
Borders Books/Music/Café Salt Lake City
Bountiful Arts Council Story Event
Sandy Senior Center Entertainment
Draper Senior Center
Riverton Senior Center
Midvale Senior Center
Unity of Bend, (Bend, Oregon)
Farmington, UT Annual Story Festivals
Lakeside Adult Apartments, West Valley
Salt Lake County Libraries
Pioneer Park Picnic Series/Salt Lake City
Storytelling Circle Tellabration in Bend, OR
The Gale Center of History & Culture
Gardner Village (Frontier Fest 2008)The Leonardo/SLC First Night 2008 into 2009!
Channing Hall School
Salt Lake City Library
Wasatch Elementary School /Salt Lake City
Riverside Elementary School
Rose Creek Elementary School
Canyon Creek Assisted Living/Memory Care
Mill Creek Senior Center
Taylorsville Senior Center

This Is The Place Heritage Park Events

Pumpkin Patch
Haunted Deseret
Candlelight Christmas

Utah Storytelling Guild StoryFests

Murray School District Storytelling Festivals 2013 -- 2017

Magicians' and Muggles' Christmas Parties
Weber Storyfest Valentine Story Concert
Hogel Zoo Adventure Land Amphitheater
Babcock Readers' Halloween Event
Juan Diego Catholic High School (Draper,UT)
Bennion Care Center (West Valley, UT)

"Enlightened By the Word" Event

Bend, Oregon Community Events:
Open Mic/Acoustic Cafe
Storytelling Circle; Tellabration 2008

International Colloquium: "Metamorphosis"
at the University of Utah October, 2008

National Storytelling Network Conference "Fringe" presenter in Los Angeles, CA

Florida Story Camp 2011
Carol repeated her "Fringe" presentation as a workshop.

Florida Story Camp 2011 Storytelling Concert: "A Mother's Love Knows No Limits!"

Utah Story Swap Storyteller: Midvale Elementary School November 18, 2011 and
Story Concert: "A Mother's Love Knows No Limits--practically all of the time!"

Florida Story Camp 2012 Storytelling Concert: "A Stories From the Heart--Moments With My Father"



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Continuing Engagements

Solitude Mountain Resort
Christmas Eve and other Seasonal Programs


On this site, hear the Chright Before Nistmas! Carol is invited to perform this novel version of a Christmas classic every December somewhere in addition to Club Solitude (guest accommodations at Solitude Mountain Resort).

Literacy Events and Assemblies in the Jordan School District

Jordan School District

Super Literacy Events have included Carol at

Southland Elementary

Quail Hollow Elementary

Draper Elementary

Butterfield Canyon Elementary

More schools are adding Storytelling to their 2007-2009 Literacy and Storytelling Events!

Wasatch Elementary/Salt Lake City
December 9, 2009
Five different 25-minute storytelling sessions
Five different student age groups!

Workshops on Literacy, Story Grammar, SCAMPER Strategies,

Using Entertainment Magic as a Motivator and Communication Enhancement, and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) strategies for Speech and Language Pathologists and Utah Educators.

The Jordan School District
The Granite School District

Community School Course:
The Jordan School District
NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)
--An Introduction

Winter Session 2006 Butler Middle School



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Copyright All Rights Reserved by Carol Esterreicher 2006-2018
Updated: February 27, 2019