A graduate of Wellesley College and Simmons College of Library Science,
she studied storytelling at Lesley Colleges, and attended an international Storytelling Symposium at Emerson College in Sussex, England. She studied classical mythology at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and Arthurian legends at the University of Southern Connecticut both supported by The National Endowment for the Humanities.
She is an active member of the New England Storytelling community, having edited and written articles for the Museletter. She served on the Board of Directors for the League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling. (LANES) as both secretary and president. For further storytelling activities see www.lanes.org.
She has conducted workshops at conferences for storytellers, classical scholars and reading teachers. With a group of folk singers and musicians she has performed: “The Outlaw Hero,’ “Victorian Humor” and
“Drinking: the Musical – The Social History of Taverns “
For 13 years she produced a TV show “Tales from Cricket Corner” on
Natick Cable featuring storytelling. This program won the
Massachusetts Community Television Award for “Programming for Children by a community volunteer” in 1994 and 1995.
The Framingham History Center has commissioned her to bring to life local women – Dr. Miriam Van Waters, suffragist Josephine Collins, Poet Julia Ward Howe, and reformer Mary Ware Dennett.
She can be seen at Amazing Things Arts Center, other local libraries and historical societies and sometimes Civil War Encampments.
Libby has performed at:
New England Folk Festival
Boston First Night
Three Apples Storytelling Festival
The Art Complex, Duxbury
Franklin Park Zoo
Elementary, Middle, Secondary Schools