Selected Previous Performances

"Sojourner Truth" - Atlanta Area Performance - National Tellabration

"Not too Scary Tales" - Mobile, Alabama Public Library

Organizer/featured teller - Decatur Arts Festival

Featured teller - First Night Atlanta

"Folk Tales Around the World" - International School in Clermont Ferrand, France

Tellabration - Dothan, AL

"Miss Winnona" - Hundreth School Year Celebration - Winnona Park Elementary, Decatur, GA

"Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree" by Gloria Houston - First Annual Peace and Winter's Light Storytelling Event

New Performances

Growing Up in East Tennessee - original family stories
We Came Straight Home
Livin' Above Her Raisin'

Life Lessons
All Things are Connected - Stories about taking care of the earth
Sammy's a Gossip - How to be a friend
The Magic Bell - Telling the Truth

International Folktales
Ming Lo Moves the Mountain - China
Too Much Noise - Russia
Rodolph's Sandal - Egypt

Women’s Stories
Belva Lockwood - First Woman Lawyer at the Supreme Court
Sojourner Truth - "Ain't I a Woman?"
Clever Manka

“Gotcha” Stories
Red, Red Lips
Jack and Princess
The Magic Pot



In September 2002 Janice founded a women's storytelling group called Women's
Imaginative Guild of Storytellers (WIGS). For the last five years WIGS presented
successful STORY FAIRS at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.

Janice belongs to The Southern Order of Storytellers, a Georgia-based storytelling organization,
and the National Storytelling Network, www.storynet.com.

Wit, Grit and Mouse Mattresses (Rights of Passage)
From a young girl's humorous initiation into womanhood, to the cleverness of a young wife, and the wisdom of age, these stories will make you glad you're a woman.

Grace Hawthorne
Cathy Kaemmerlen
Janice Butt

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