Program Descriptions

Snips & Snails & Polliwog Tales

An early childhood program for children ages 3-7. Ideal for libraries & classrooms.  Maximum of 20-25 children. Includes short folktales, participatory action rhymes & stories such as Caps for Sale, Butterfly Friends and Pepper Soup.  25-30 minutes.

Imagination Station

A program for children ages 7-10.  Ideal for libraries and classrooms.  Maximum of 20-25 children.  Includes folktales and participatory activities.  Features stories such as Tikki Tikki Tembo, Legend of the Lady Slipper and The Man In the Moon & Sweet Potato Pie.  30-40 minutes. 

Swinging Through Life Tales

A program designed for senior retirement homes and senior citizens programs.  No maximum number of attendees.  Includes folktales, personal stories and sing-along..  Features stories such as Monkey Misery and Locked in the Antique Shop.  Sing-along to tunes such as Let Me Call Your Sweetheart, Down In the Valley, Take Me Out to the Ball Game and more.  Piano and/or keyboard needed.  40-45 minutes. 

See the USA--In a RoadTrek

A 45-60 minute program of travel stories from my 18,000 mile year long journey around the USA in my RoadTrek, a conversion van motor home.  Funny human interest stories with musical interludes. 

Tales of Wisdom & Truth

A custom-tailored 45-60 minute program of folktales from various cultures that demonstrate universal truths.  

Meet My Family

I invite to meet some of my family--my parents, two brothers and a sister.  Hear stories from our potato farm in Caribou, ME, .experiences in 4-H and humorous times of growing older and wiser. 

Payment Options

My Payment Policy

I tell stories because I am passionate about storytelling.  I believe that telling one's story and listening to another's story is more than entertaining, It can lead to a greater understanding of another person and a deeper insight into the world and its peoples.  Thus, I would share my stories with you for free................BUT....................

You Knew There Would Be A But...........

I have expenses in getting to your venue.  First I must custom-tailor a program for your audience, practice, practice, practice, transport myself to your venue and tell my heart out!  It requires time and energy, then more time and energy.  So, let's make a deal,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

What's the Deal?

Offer to pay me what your feel is  reasonable and fair, taking into consideration the program I have agreed to do for you and the traveling expenses I will incur.  I am also open to the grand old American bartering system.  Let's talk.  We'll work it out! 

Let's Be in Touch...........

My Email

phyllis.blackstone@gmail.com 


This is my preferred and most convenient form of communication. 

My Phone

(207) 860-6622


I frequently do not have my phone on and will not answer it at inconvenient times.  So please leave a message.  I won't return the call unless there is a message.  

My Address

P O Box 525

Brunswick, ME 04011


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