Janice Del Negro

Janice Del Negro

Janice Del Negro

Janice M. Del Negro, PhD, is a storyteller, author, educator, and coach.  Her newest storytelling book, Folktales Aloud: Practical Tips for Playful Storytelling, was published by the American Library Association in 2014; her latest recording is Fortune’s Daughters: Ghost Tales and Folktales.  Del Negro has been a featured speaker, storyteller, and workshop leader at
the National Storytelling Conference, the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Illinois Storytelling Festival, the Mariposa Storytelling Festival, the Tejas Storytelling Festival, and many other celebratory events. Del Negro is a senior board member of Illinois Storytelling, Inc. and an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University in River Forest,  Illinois. She is a 2016 recipient of the National Storytelling Network’s Circle of Excellence Award, “presented to artists who are recognized by their peers to be master storytellers who set the standards for excellence and have demonstrated, over a significant period of time, a commitment and dedication to the art of storytelling.”