Darci tells folktales, fairytales, ghost stories, personal stories and more.  She performs in schools across the country and has shared festival stages with some of the best-known storytellers in the nation.  Highlights include:

  • 2022:  National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, TN: Exchange Place teller
  • 2021:  Tejas Storytelling Festival: Featured Teller.  She has been a regular presence at the Tejas Festival since 2011.
  • 2017:  George West Storyfest: Featured Teller
  • 2013:  National Storytelling Network Conference featured Regional Teller
  • 2010 – 2019:  Co-producer of the annual Tucker-Arnold Storytelling Festival and Workshop
  • 2010 – 2014:  frequent teller in the former “Stories That Make a Difference” benefit concert series produced by the Weavers of the Word Storytelling Collaborative
  • 2006 – 2008:  Colonial Williamsburg’s Spinning Stories, Spanning Time festival teller & emcee 


Storytelling Basics:  Learn the nuts and bolts of storytelling: outlining, word choice, performance skills, interactive techniques.   8 – Adult

Details, Details…Descriptive Language Makes it Real:  Descriptive language can take a story from good to unforgettable.  By being specific in your descriptions, you introduce a whole new pallette of color to your stories, giving them depth, vibrancy and immediacy; you help your audience picture the story you’re telling, and make the characters more real to them.  Bring a story to work on.  Unlock your imagination, and watch that story bloom!  8 – Adult

Stepping Into the Story Through Character Interpretation:  Learn to portray the characters whose stories you tell, and watch your audiences become involved as they never have before!  Character interpretation gives audiences the illusion of meeting people they never actually will. It is a powerful way to demonstrate the human impact of natural and man-made events.  You don’t need an acting background; you just need an active imagination.  This workshop is aimed at teachers, museum professionals and historical re-enactors.  It can also be a residency for students. 

Storytelling in Museums:  Museums tell stories.  Whether the stories are about people, ideas or inventions, your visitors will enjoy their visits more if the information is presented in story form.  Learn how to turn dry facts into memorable narratives that will bring your visitors back.

“Everyone who attended your training sessions is still raving – you provided guidance, creative ideas, and ‘things to ponder’ – who could ask for more?”  .

Nancy Hayward, Director of Programs, George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens.


On the Oregon Trail, 2019