Articles & Stories She’s Written

Donna-Marie-Todd-1v

Donna Marie wants you to know that storytelling will bring powerful and enlivening possibilities to your event, retreat, conference, or school. These articles are introductions to the power of storytelling in business and health care, education, self-reflection, spiritual formation, and daily life.

As a teaching artist, Donna Marie’s love of creative process and knowledge of professional writing and performing fuels her workshops, conference presentations, and grant-funded residencies for elementary and middle school students.

 

“She levels the playing field to allow all students, regardless of their abilities, to rise to their highest level of creative thought.”―
Jim Griffin

As a conference speaker and retreat leader, she creates an authentic and real connection with her listeners. Her reflective study and gentle way of speaking about how we find and connect with the deepest parts of ourselves offers her audiences encouragement and inspiration to live as their highest selves.


As a workshop leader, her story-writing and story-sharing programs provide participants with powerful personal insights, real growth, positive feedback, and a new, deeply connected community of understanding friends.
CONTACT DONNA MARIE

 

“If I had to describe this retreat in one word, I would use the word POWERFUL.”
Jennifer Cox, Bereavement Coordinator, UPMC, Altoona

ARTICLES SHE’S WRITTEN ABOUT STORYTELLING:

UNCA Lecture Notes

How To Use Storytelling to Communicate with Your Clients

Juicing Up Creative Writing in Upper Elementary and Middle School Students

Butterfly Girl Sample

SAMPLES OF HER STORIES:

READ HER BLOG
Listen to a children’s story:

WATCH HER COMEDY VIDEOS ABOUT WIDOWHOOD
The Stupid Things People Say
Where is his tarantula?
Substitute Husband

CONTACT HER TO LEARN MORE