Welcome to Wisdom Tales

Elisa PearmainElisa Davy Pearmain is a professional storyteller with over 30 years of experience telling in schools, libraries, churches and festivals around New England. She is the author of two award-winning books, Doorways to the Soul: 52 Wisdom Tales from around the World, and Once Upon a Time: Storytelling to Teach Character and Prevent Bullying and a New CD Forgiveness: Telling our Stories in New Ways. Elisa is a teacher of storytelling, and a licensed therapist, helping adults to hear their own stories in new ways for personal growth and healing. This site is packed with information about Elisa’s programs and resources and contains articles and stories and information on character development, bullying prevention, spiritual growth through story and much more. Enjoy!


Exciting News

ForgivenessElisa’s CD "Forgiveness: Telling our Stories in New Ways" has won the 2015 Storytelling World Award for Storytelling Recordings! It is available on this website or as a download through CD Baby. See the Forgiveness Program CD page for more information.



Elisa Pearmain


Upcoming Workshops & Classes

April 1-3, 2016

Elisa will be a featured panelist and workshop leader at Sharing the Fire, the Northeast Storytelling Conference, at the U Mass, Amherst Conference Center. www.lanes.org for more information.

May 7, 2016

Elisa will be the featured Keynote Speaker and Performer at the Granite State Story Swap, Seacoast Science Center, Rye, N.H. www.nhstorytelling.org.

Announcing Elisa's newest program Once Upon a Calm Classroom

for grades 3-8. Elisa brings together her award-winning storytelling with short mindfulness and relaxation exercises to help young people to relieve anxiety, stress, and improve concentration and overall well-being. A perfect addition to your Social/Emotional Curriculum. She has been leading program of workshops and performances for teens and adults on this topic for a few years and has expanded down to address the growing problem of anxiety and stress in younger and younger populations. Read more here...


Elisa's podcast

"Forgiveness: The Heart of Healing" This podcast is an interview with myself and the host Eric Wolf. You can listen to it (#88 in the archives) and many other great storytellers anytime by going to www.artofstorytellingshow.com



Elisa's Article "Empowering Middle School Students to Stop Bullying" as published in the Fall 2012 issue of the National Storytellng Network's Storytelling Magazine.


Elisa in the News

Elisa brings anti-bullying message to students at Somerville school.

Universal Tales of Bullying – Storyteller Elisa Pearmain visited Glen Urquhart School to share folk tales that illuminate the topic of bullying. >>Read More


You can reach Elisa by phone at: (781) 640-9499
You can write to her at: 127 White Pond Rd., Hudson, MA 01749
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