Folktales About Families

World stories about family relationships

About Rachel Hedman

 "It's amazing how you can keep all ages-from adults to teenagers to toddlers-entertained to the edge of their seats with a story."

--Valerie Barrow
Professional Mom/Day Care Provider
Fresno, CA


Rachel Hedman received the ORACLE award from the National Storytelling Network in 2012. This honored her service and leadership in the Western Region.

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  • Mentorship Grant/J.J. Reneaux
    Received face-to-face coaching Sept. 12, 2006 to Sept. 15, 2006 with National Storyteller Don Doyle
    Notified November 2005 of acceptance
  • National Storytelling Network Grant
    Attended 2004 National Storytelling Conference in Bellingham, WA
  • NSN/New Voices Grant
    Attended 2005 National Storytelling Conference in Okalahoma City, OK
  • Arne Nixon Award
    Given once a year to an outstanding storyteller/storyteacher determined by the Lemoore High School Students
    Received April 2005
  • Publication of Story
    Found in Nov./Dec. 2005 Storytelling Magazine entitled "Telling the Notes"