"Web Presence Workshop:
Carolyn took us through the basic steps but gave us so much more in the process. She seemed to know what our fears and our questions were and answered them before we could even ask. She gave clear and insightful information and encouragement to try new things and why it is important to do so." Chris. R.
March 23, 2011 From Storyteller Mary Hamilton as posted to National List-Serv:
"What a treat to hear Carolyn Stearns from the storytellers list-serv. I enjoyed hearing of your adventures, kids, animals, traffic cop stop - you painted the chaos with delight."
Jan.7,2011 From My Inbox
Great Meeting , Everybody! True to her reputation, Carolyn Stearns was fabulous. We are going to plan a storytelling at the farm this summer..so start getting your ghost stories and smore's together!.... Carolyn McEvitt, leader, Marlborough 4-H Club
Many thanks to you for particpating in our Tellabration! event last month. It was fabulous! Members of the audience did not want to leave they were having so much fun reminiscing and sharing stories about Plainville.
Enclosed is a DVD of the program. I also appreciate all the work you did in coordinating the event with Ruth Hummel ( town historian). I know she was absolutley thrilled about the program.
We hope to see you again in the future! In the meantime, Happy Holidays!
Sincerely, Ronda Guberman Asst. Director, Plainville Senior Citizens Center
From the mailbox: Carolyn, Thanks so much for another memorable afternoon at Wolf Rock. You really captivate the imaginations of the third graders and adults alike! Deb Csere Vinton School
From one of my blog readers: ( www.carolynstearnsstoryteller.blogspot.com )
Thank you so much, what a truly fascinating story!! I haved loved reading it. You are amazing!! What interesting adventures you have & your way of telling the story is fantastic!! ( re; blog our horse UC Daybreak and the Police in 4 parts)
Aberdeen Timberland Regional Library
Bruce John of the BreadBox Performers Showcase :
"You did a great job. You become so immersed in your stories you bring your audience into the story with you. very cool !"
I can’t say enough about Carolyn Stearns Talent that can touch the hearts of young and old alike. She has entertained many of us around campfire at many two day Cowboy Mounted Shooting events. I love the way she tells a story, she is able to take you right along with the main character from dark pathways on a windy night to the dusty streets of Tombstone. You can actually put yourself right in the story.
Story telling of this caliber has just about become a lost art. It’s not only refreshing to listen to these stories it takes the older folks back to the days when grandma and grandpa would spin yarns. I really can’t speak for the younger set, but it may be their first real experience to actually hear a story that’s not coming from a television or a computer. What a treat!
I have also been blessed with Carolyn’s singing and scripture reading at cowboy church at many of our two day shooting events.
When you have Carolyn come out to your event ask her to tell the one about the rope. It’s one of my favorites.
“Next, our own Carolyn Stearns from this listserv, who drove all the way
from Connecticut took the mic. I never had the pleasure before of meeting
Carolyn, except in cyber space, and it was a delight to finally connect and
listen to her tell. She shared an interesting, historical story about a young man
who fought heroically at Gettysburg and ended up starting the first baseball
team when he returned home. There was that audible "ahhhh" moment when she
finished. Perfect.” 1/31/09 Artworks Open Mic ( New Bedford, Ma.) Karen Chace
What a great time we had listening to Carolyn’s stories at our annual FFA banquet this year! We needed a change of pace from our typical banquet routine and that is exactly what we got! I highly recommend for other youth groups to invite Carolyn in. She will entertain, bring history to life, and teach our youth how to deliver a great story themselves!
Ray FFA Advisor
Oct 10,2008 Dear Carolyn, Your Folk and Fairy Tale program was fabulous! We would love to have you back soon to share more of your stories! Thanks Again, Jessica, Babcock Library, Ashford Ct.
I am always happy to hear from clients after a show and recieved this nice note in the mail today. 9/23/08 " Carolyn, Thanks you so much! Your storytelling was fabulous. Everyone really enjoyed it! Best- Elizabeth Menke, Weston Women's League