An awarding winning storyteller, Jennifer's wicked sense of humour permeates every story she tells. Her extensive repertoire includes witty, often poignant original stories that explore the triumphs and foibles of the human condition.
Syd Lieberman said of her work: "It isn't often that I laugh and cry during the same story, but Jennifer's tales take on that emotional roller coaster. She carefully crafts her pieces so that her English childhood is fully realized. A good storyteller should move you emotionally and be able to transport you to another time and place. Jennifer's stories do just that."
Susan O’Halloran said: "Jennifer Munro’s stories take me to places outside my own experience yet I never feel lost. Instead, I feel like I’ve been given an adventure vacation with the most caring (entertaining and intelligent) of tour guides."
Anne Shimojima said: "Each time I hear Jennifer perform, I marvel at the precision of her words and delivery. Her stories are beautifully crafted and delivered with such warmth and generosity that I know instantly that I am in the hands of a master."
Jennifer's repertoire also includes original fairy tales for adults, traditional folk and fairy tales, myths, and legends.
December 14th at 7pm: Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Society
(297 Boston Post Road, Madison CT 06443)
"Two Stories in Search of an Audience" - an Evening of Stories for Adults
I need an audience to listen to two stories that I am prepping for future performances – feedback will be very much appreciated. It promises to be an evening of smiles and laughter, so please come and please bring friends – there will be wine and cheese.
This event is free, but we will “pass the hat” for donations to the church.
Thanks and I hope to see many of your there!
Winner of Storytelling World Award
Jennifer's first collection - Aunty Lily and Other Delightfully Perverse Stories - contains moving tales of family, loss, love, and the trials of growing up in a scrappy working class neighborhood where kids play in the streets, fair play rules most of the time, and bullies are occasionally vanquished.
Available now from Amazon.com
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Reviewed by Jo Radner in Storytelling Magazine:
"These beautifully-crafted stories manage to be at the same time literary and fluid and oral. How brilliant the little darts and jabs of phrase, the children's wild glee, the family portraits of (as she puts it) “rogues, gossipers, and raconteurs”! These performance pieces are based on memoir, but as Munro wisely comments, “weaving the events together so that they form a satisfying narrative arc has been largely a matter of fabrication” – an insight she expands upon in an illuminating “Author’s Essay.” No stories better demonstrate the intimate relationship between humor and deep feeling. These are masterpieces."