~Meet Storyteller Billie Noakes~

Billie became a storyteller when she discovered an audience for her original story poems about savvy, spunky, six-year-old Sal.

Already an experienced performance poet with credentials at several conventions and First Night/St. Petersburg programs, Billie quickly became a welcome addition at storytelling events in Pinellas County, Florida, both as a solo performer and as part of the Tampa Bay Storytellers’ Guild.

She soon widened the scope of her stories to include original tales in the style of old-fashioned myths and legends; traditional folk and fairy tales; healing and inspirational stories; humorous vignettes; and personal or “slice of life” stories.

Billie has performed on stage at the South Broward and Pinellas County Folk Festivals; the Tampa/Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival; the Swapping Ground at the National Storytelling Festival; Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida; at coffeehouses, schools, libraries, and parks throughout Pinellas County; and on her community’s local cable television channel.

Humor, enchantment, life lessons, and personal strength are important elements in her original tales, and guide her in selecting her traditional and adapted stories, too.

Billie is happy to tell from her repertoire, or to develop/learn stories customized for your event.



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