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People From the Past
Who Made a Difference
Articles about Kate
Kate Dudding has told entertaining, heartwarming and memorable stories at
many venues in the Northeast, including
The Norman Rockwell Museum,
The New-York Historical Society,
senior centers --
anywhere people can gather to enjoy stories.
A particular interest of Kate's is
giving a voice to people from the past,
people who have made a difference in their community, or in the world. Many of her
five CDs have won national storytelling awards:
- Learning About Muslims
- Fighting For Our Rights - American Women Mid-20th Century
- Young People Who Made a Difference
- People Who Made a Difference: Volume 1
- Lighting the Way Home: Stories of Lighthouses and Their Keepers
some news articles about Kate and her storytelling activities.
Kate's diverse background, B.A. in Psychology and French, M.S. in Computer Science,
over 30 years experience in the computer industry
(including two patents: System and Method for Prompt-Radiology Image Screening Service Via Satellite, and Method for Automated Web Site Maintenance Via Searching)
many storytelling workshops and conferences she has attended,
give an interdisciplinary flavor to many of her stories.
Kate has presented workshops at Sharing the Fire (Northeast Storytelling's annual conference), the Northlands Storytelling Conference (Wisconsin), the Timpanogos Storytelling Conference (Utah), the Putnam Storytelling Festival (New York), and at the National Storytelling Conference. She has also published
an article in the book
Literacy Development in the Storytelling Classroom
(winner of a
2010 Storytelling World Award in the category: Special Storytelling Resources),
two articles about storytelling in The Museletter, publication of the League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling, and three articles in The Storytelling Magazine, publication of the National Storytelling Network.
Here is a list of Kate's publications.
As a member of the Advocacy Committee of the National Storytelling Network, Kate created this website:
- Storytelling -- It's News! contains summaries of over 400 articles published since June 2003 which describe various uses of storytelling, from classrooms to boardrooms to operating rooms
active in the US storytelling community.
She is a member of the
National Storytelling Network,
Northeast Storytelling and
Story Circle of the Capital District, a local group of storytellers.
She was also a member of the organizing committee for the
Riverway Storytelling Festival, which ran for 10 years in the Capital Region of New York State.
Kate and her producing partner, Alden (Joe) Doolittle, were honored to receive the 2015
Brother Blue and Ruth Hill Award "in recognition of extraordinary commitment, dedication and loving encouragement to the storytelling community", presented by the LANES-League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling, now called Northeast Storytelling.
Kate received the
2008 Northeast Region ORACLE Award from the National Storytelling Network. The ORACLE honors regional leadership and service among storytellers.
(Photo on right courtesy of
Kate is a producer of:
Word Plays, a storytelling series for adults at a performing arts center.
Kate has been a producer of
Tellabrations '97 - '99, '01 -'19, which drew audiences of 120-400 adults.
Kate was a producer of
Story Sundays, a storytelling dinner series for adults, which ran for 19 seasons, with over 8,000 listeners.
In addition, Kate is a member of
Kate also continues to use her computer science background to design and maintain websites.