Welcome to Wisdom Tales
Elisa Davy Pearmain is a professional storyteller with over 20 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. 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!
Elisa's book Once Upon a Time: Storytelling to Teach Character and Prevent Bullying (2006) just won the Silver Medal in the Independent Publishers Book Awards for 2009! See publications for more information.
Upcoming Workshops & Classes
April 5-7, 2013
Sharing the Fire: The Northeast Regional Storytelling Conference
Portland, ME www.lanes.org
Elisa will be leading a workshop called: “Be the Change: Growing our Inspiration Stories.”
April 17–21, 2013
Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society – The 11th Annual International Scientific Conference for Clinicians, Researchers and Educators, Norwood, MA www.umassmed.edu/cfm
April 17th, 9:00am-12:00noon: Elisa will be leading a pre-conference 3 hour workshop titled, “Once Upon a Present Moment.” This is a workshop on learning to tell stories that help teach about the benefits of mindfulness. No experience necessary.
April 26–29, 2013
The Northlands Storytelling Conference, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
April 26th – Elisa will lead a preconference 3 hour workshop called: Harboring Peace: Forgiveness of Self and Others through Storytelling. www.northlands.net
August 1-4 2013
The National Storytelling Network Conference, Raleigh, VA
8/1/13 – Healing Story Alliance - Pre-conference featured keynote – Harboring Love: Understanding Forgiveness through Story. www.healingstory.org
"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
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: (978) 562-3268
You can write to her at: 127 White Pond Rd., Hudson, MA 01749
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