Inspired to become a storyteller after months of volunteer work
at her son's elementary school as a story reader, Josie Bailey has
performed in hundreds of schools,churches, festivals, and retirement
and community centers. Since 1993, Ms. Bailey has been touring the
southeastern United States to share the art of storytelling.
Get ready for a delightful experience . . . in the form of Josie
Bailey! Travel on a voyage of discovery, humor and understanding
as she captures imaginations and transports you to another place,
another time. Through body movements, literary magical voices, dialects
and colorful garments, Josie presents original stories and beloved
works that will delight all ages. Her stories often reflect her
African-American roots, and a bit of history. When presented in
the classroom, these stories create bridges of understanding as
well as enhancement to the curriculum. The adult world is just as
captivated. Josie is known as "a phenomenal and creative entertainer."
Josie takes her audience through an educational adventure as she
tells the tales of Aesop, Uncle Remus, Anansi and others that stand
as legends for many. Josie's recitations inspire many in her audiences
to read more. Her performances reach, inspire and entertain.
Born just south of Atlanta, she is a graduate of Georgia State University.
Her storytelling began as a volunteer project in her son's school.
Little did she realize she was beginning a new career. Josie performs
widely in the Southeastern United States. She was included in Owl's
Tree Bookstore/Bellsouth Family Communications Project that appeared
on WSB TV and WGCL TV.
In a world of high technology, we can easily forget about the days
of old. The magic of listening to stories of lands where animals
talk and unimaginable things happen, shouldn’t be missed.
Living words present a magical power helping all ages to dream,
to hope and to imagine.
For more information, visit Josie's website: www.josiebailey.com