Kathy Long of Lehighton, PA, is well known as an artist and storyteller. Her intricate pen and ink artwork is recognized throughout the region and she has created several pieces for notable organizations. She has taught courses at a local community college and she also works as a historical interpreter for the Asa Packer Mansion Museum in Jim Thorpe. In cooperation with BRC-TV 13 she created a documentary called “Panorama: A Focus on Jim Thorpe” which garnered a prestigious national award and has aired several time on the History Channel.
People of all ages – from nursery schools to nursing homes – make up Kathy’s audiences. She believes everyone has a great capacity to learn through storytelling and it has a dual purpose – to entertain and to educate. She feels that as we advance technologically, we must not forget oral tradition. Storytelling can be used to enhance a curriculum or to create new ones. Many times people retain a lesson longer through the aid of storytelling.
In keeping audiences enthralled with her unique style, Kathy encourages listener participation, often using sign language and implementing her own life stories. She recently put together a highly successful “Anti-Bully” program containing a mixture of folktales and personal stories with which students are impressed and educators are very please.
Kathy conducts classes, workshops and seminars as well as storytelling programs. Member National Storytelling Network.
For more information please contact her at :
202 William Penn Road
Lehighton, Pa. 18235