Story Artist-Jan C. Smith

Specialty:  Humorous Storytelling

Jan C. Smith (1)

www.jantellstales.com

Jan holds a BFA in Speech and Theater Arts with certification to teach elementary and secondary education. She performed with the Old Lyric Repertory Theater in College. She taught high school and directed plays and coached debate. She has used storytelling to inspire and entice struggling readers as she has been employed as an elementary literacy coach for the past twelve years.

Jan began telling folk and fairy tales to school children and later expanded and began honing her skills telling personal stories. Humor is a trade mark of her storytelling.  Jan has presented workshops at the Timpanogos Storytelling Conference and at RootsTech.  She has performed at BYU A.R.T.S. Express and at the Weber State University Storytelling Festival. She was a participant in the Timpanogos Festival “On the Road” contest in 2015. She has performed at schools, church groups and educational conferences.