Anne McCrady - Storyteller

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"Every Life is an InSpirational Story"


An enthusiastic believer in the power of story and with thirty years of experience as a professional storyteller, Anne McCrady makes storytelling an act of InSpiritry. With each performance, audience members' hearts are opened to new insights, as Anne shares universal dilemmas, improbable heroes, triumphant solutions and powerful wisdom. Always true to her InSpiritry mission, Anne's stories bring to life the values of:

Comm-Unity, Compassion, Creativity, Collaboration, ConsilienceCourage and Celebration.

Anne's repertoire includes international folktales, historical stories and contemporary events, as well as her own original fictional and personal stories. Many of her narratives are taken from everyday life with each one selected to give audiences a glimpse of our human foibles as inspiration for our untapped potential. Her program offerings range from delightful stories for students and families to heart-warming narratives for mature audiences.

Best of all, Anne sees "story" everywhere and enjoys developing the inspirational stories of companies, organizations and families. As a story consultant, Anne helps individuals develope their story sharing skills and also guides groups to develop and use the wealth their narratives for mission focus, marketing, branding, fund raising, change management, morale building, conflict resolution and leadership. Anne's three decades of experience in business, non-profit and spiritual settings in addition to her literary and speaking success have given her insights she can put to work for you and your group!

In all of Anne's InSpiritry endeavors, including her peacework, she has promoted the idea that storytelling is an essential way for communities to connect and share their history, wisdom, spiritual beliefs, culture and heritage. Anne believes that, in today's global interactions, the oral tradition remains one of the most powerful ways for people to come together in education, business, political and faith gatherings. 

As a writer, storyteller and story facilitator, Anne inspires people to embrace their personal and professional experiences as powerful narratives.  She also encourages listeners and readers to live life as an ongoing inspirational narrative still being written. Most importantly, Anne believes that each person's life is an inspirational story waiting to be shared! As a way to encourage personal storytelling, Anne has created InSpiritry Story Guides  to help others tell the stories of their lives.

An experiences children's storyteller, Anne's original stories and songs, along with traditional wisdom tales, invites students into the joy of the oral language tradition while offering lessons on life. In addition, as a writer, she gives school audiences a connection between language arts and performance art, including Common Core essentials such as narrative elements, sequencing, summarizing, retelling and creative writing.

Comfortable on stage, in a classroom, on a back porch or at a podium, Anne has been a featured storyteller at:

  • Rusk County Heritage Syrup Festival
  • The Squatty Pines Storytelling Festival
  • Azalea Tales Storytelling Festival
  • The Texas Living History Day
  • The Texas Storytelling Festival
  • The National Storytelling Conference
  • Wildwood Folk Music Venue
  • The Art of Peace Festival
  • Art of Peace - Tyler
  • Young Audiences of Northeast Texas/East Texas School

Contact Anne to Book an InSpiritry Storytelling Program or for a Storytelling Workshop or Personal Consultation.