WORKSHOP = How to Bring Listeners to Tears and Laughter
Jennifer's keen observations of life have translated into a repertoire of personal stories that resonate with the frailty and resilience of the human experience.
Populated with memorable characters that spring vividly to life, her carefully crafted tales, delivered with a masterful sense of timing, take her listeners into a world where they just might meet themselves.
She has performed at festivals across the nation, most notably at the National Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee, the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival in Utah, the University of San Diego Adult Storytelling Concert series, and at the Connecticut Storytelling Festival.
She has produced two awarding winning CDs. The online magazine Storytelling World selected the story "Aunty Lily" from Relatives and their Body Parts as a winner in the category of Stories for Adult Listeners. Her CD Beginnings, a collection of stories about giving birth, was also a winner in the same category.
"It isn't often that I laugh and cry during the same story, but Jennifer's tales take me 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."
- Syd Lieberman, Storyteller
"I had the absolute privilege of attending the keynote address at Daniel Hand High School this morning. The highlight of the entire morning was listening to your story. I sat back in my seat mesmerized by your every word. The only disappointment for me was when you finished. You captivated every person in that room. You took me back to England with you and I feel like I know Ms. Turner and could certainly identify her by her bosom. I was laughing so hard I was crying."
- Kerri Melino, Para-professional