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Thank you for visiting my storytelling site. Many people find my stories entertaining, heartwarming and memorable. I hope that you will too. For me, storytelling combines the intensity of a one person play with the intimacy of a one-on-one conversation.

As an award-winning author and storyteller (I won the Story Slam at the 2010 National Storytelling Conference in Los Angeles,) I specialize in telling true stories about people who made a difference. I've told stories at many venues in the Northeastern USA, including The New-York Historical Society (New York City, NY), The Clearwater Festival (Croton-on-Hudson, NY), First Night Saratoga (Saratoga Springs, NY), and The Norman Rockwell Museum (Stockbridge, MA). Each of my first four CDs has won a national storytelling award.

My fifth CD, Learning About Muslims, was released in March 2017. It is a collection of: traditional Muslim stories and poetry; stories about Muslims in the news; and stories about Muslims I met and things I learned at meetings of the Interfaith Story Circle Program (Albany, Schenectady and Troy, NY.)

My fourth CD, Fighting For Our Rights - American Women Mid-20th Century, won a 2015 Storytelling World Honor Award in the category Storytelling Recordings for Listening Pleasure For Any Age. Storytelling World is a fully-refereed journal offered annually through National Storytelling Network’s Storytelling Magazine. Each year, Storytelling World gives awards to the most exciting new stories that audiences of various ages would enjoy hearing and storytelling resources that offer information about the field of storytelling. This double CD set contains seven stories of women fighting for civil rights and women's rights, set during a time when white women could not rent cars, be on juries in many states or get a mortgage no matter how much money they made. African American women could not do many more things.

My third CD, Young People Who Made a Difference, has been named winner of a 2013 Storytelling World Resource Award in the adolescent listeners category.

A story on my second CD, People Who Made a Difference: Volume 1, won a 2010 Storytelling World Honor Award in the category stories for pre-adolescent listeners.

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I am also a producer of storytelling events:

I have also created and maintain these web sites:

  • Americans All of Us
    A Storyteller’s Toolkit for Troubled Times
  • Storytelling -- It's News
    Summaries of hundreds of articles, published since 2003, which demonstrate how storytelling is being used as an effective communications tool around the world.

I hope you find what you're looking for. If not, please be sure to contact me:

Kate Dudding
8 Sandalwood Drive, Clifton Park, NY 12065-2700 USA

kate@katedudding.com       (518) 383-4620

A silly joke: Do you know why the roofer did NOT charge for the shingles?




                     They were on the house ...

photo of Kate Dudding telling at a swap at the 2017 CT Storytelling Festival
Kate telling at a swap at the 2017 CT Storytelling Festival. Photo courtesy of The Day, New London, CT

photo of Kate Dudding telling an impromptu story at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston
Kate sharing an impromptu story, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Photo courtesy of Ellouise Schoettler

Photo of the cover of Kate Dudding's CD Learning About Muslims

Photo of the cover of Kate Dudding's CD Fighting For Our Rights

photo of cover of Kate Dudding's CD Young People Who Made a Difference

Photo of Kate Dudding telling at Academy for Lifelong Learning 1-4-17

Academy for Lifelong Learning 1-4-17
Photo courtesy of Bernie Fabry

I last updated this web site on June 26, 2020.