Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Mel Edwards Wins National Storytelling Network Scholarship!!


Mel Edwards, educator, consultant and storyteller, is one of the selected scholarship recipients for the National Storytelling Network 2007 Conference. The conference will be held in St. Louis, July 12- 15 at Sheraton Hotels Westport and is entitled Reflecting Our Past, Creating Your Future.
Mel earned her master's degree in Storytelling from East Tennessee State University in 2006 and plans to become a full-time professional storyteller in the future. Attending this conference is a logical next step for her to learn more about the business end of storytelling and make new connections with others in the field.
Mel has been a member of National Storytelling Network for several years and in 2005 won a grant through the organization that allowed her to complete her master's thesis, entitled Laughing in the Shadow: The Role of Humor in Ghost Storytelling. The thesis has been published through the electronic database at ETSU and is available online in pdf format for the general public.
Mel currently lives in Simpsonville, SC with her husband, Brandon, and their pet rabbits, Poppet and Foofer. Mel is also a teacher for Greenville County School District and ITT Technical Institute of Greenville.

1 comment:

Sean said...

Congrats to you. See you in StL! We'll have to do an interview about your research, sounds like a great subject.

Sean Director