Leona Hoegsberg

Leona Hoegsberg
Leona Hoegsberg- Storyteller

Friday, February 16, 2018

Houston Storytellers Guild

Hi Everyone
I just wanted to let you know I finally decided to be part of the Professional Storyteller Listing on the Houston Storytellers Guild website. The link is below. I hope it will lead to more stories being told.
I do love doing that.

Take care! All the best!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Check out one of my favorite stories!

Below is the link to a story- Two Bear Cubs. Take a look!
I hope you enjoy this California folktale set in Yosemite.


Sunday, January 21, 2018

Share a story- make the world better!

Here is text from my latest flyer. If you know someone who needs a storyteller, please pass this on. I would love to share my storytelling with more kids and families in schools, libraries and museums. But it is hard to find contacts. Thanks in advance for your help! 
Share a story- Make the world better!

Storyteller Leona Hoegsberg
Stories from the Bookworm 

 Armed with a great imagination and a dramatic flair, Leona Hoegsberg has told stories to children and adults for more than 30 years.  Leona calls her storytelling “Stories from the Bookworm” because of her love and knowledge of great children’s literature. From this literature Leona has built a repertoire of stories from around the world- folktales, fairytales, myths, poetry and more. All the stories are infused with dramatic movement and voice and lots of energy, to make the stories come alive for audiences. 
Leona has told stories in California, Texas, and other states, performing at libraries, schools, festivals, museums and birthday parties. Recently she has been seen at Children’s Museum of Houston, The Woodlands Children’s Museum, Bush Elementary School, and Central Library- Conroe. Her experience working with children of all ages as a teacher and librarian has helped her to design a storytelling program appropriate for the age and interest of each group.  
Some available programs:
Stories from Near and Far
Classic Stories for Little Ones
American Folktales & Historic Legends
Superheroes from the Bible & Literature
Call or write for prices & other programs.

Contact information:
Leona Hoegsberg
Houston, TX
Blog: https://storiesfromthebookworm.blogspot.com

Dixie Swim Club at Playhouse 1960

While I love to tell stories, I do it in many ways. One of them is by acting in plays and musicals. This past weekend I opened in Dixie Swim Club at Playhouse 1960 in Spring TX, near Highway 249 and Willowbrook Mall. Playing Vernadette Simms, I am one of five ladies from a college swim team that get together every August to swim and talk and help each other. If you like to laugh, come join the fun and see this show!

Animal Voices: a Storytelling Concert for Children of All Ages

Animal Voices – A Storytelling Concert for Children of All Ages
Friday and Saturday
January 12th – 13th, 2017
7:00 PM – 8:45 PM
Company OnStage
Salem Lutheran Church
4930 West Bellfort, Houston, Texas

Last weekend I was part of a concert sponsored by the Houston Storytelling Guild. I shared the stage with storytellers Sally Bates Goodroe, David Claunch, Alan Gardiner- Atkinson, Andrew Gass, and Sheila Stark Phillips. While the audiences were rather small this time, other storytelling concerts will be coming and if you like storytelling, please make sure to go. The venue, the new Company OnStage location, was great. I told the stories Two Bear Cubs and It Could Always Be Worse. All the stories had an animal theme and it was fun to tell and fun to listen. :-)

Monday, October 23, 2017

Stories at Skyline Screamers

This Saturday Oct. 28 at 7pm, the Houston Storytelling Guild will be hosting the Skyline Screamers, It will be an evening of scary stories to delight and frighten, in honor of Halloween. I will be a
storyteller, along with many other Houston favorites. It will be held at Marmion Park on Heights Blvd. Come join the fun!!

Skyline Screamers
Saturday, October 28, 2017  
7 PM – 9 PM
Marmion Park
Heights Blvd and 18th Street
Skyline Screamers: Ghost Tales Under the Stars, a free program of ghost stories, returns Saturday, October 28!
Bring your picnic basket, blanket, chairs and bug spray to Marmion Park, located on Heights Boulevard at 18th Street. Tale tellers from the Houston Storytellers Guild will share their favorite ghost stories from 7:00-9! For adults and kids who like to be scared – rain or shine (within reason).
Thanks to the Houston Heights Association for their co-sponsorship of this free program.
For more information call 713-643-8478.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Acting in My Fair Lady

In addition to my storytelling, I also enjoy acting. This month I have the privilege to be in the musical production of My Fair Lady at the Crighton Theatre in Conroe. Playing Mrs Pearce the housekeeper, I have had fun on stage with great actors Michael R. Martin, Sara Preisler, and Jim King. And I have also had fun offstage helping with moving the desk, setting up tea services and making sure Eliza is in the right costume. The show runs through February 26.