Gerald Fierst

Storyteller & Teaching Artist

Gerald is one of America‘s most acclaimed storytellers.

He has performed throughout the US, in Europe, and in Asia, telling original stories, stories from his own Jewish tradition, and stories from world folklore. As a writer and teacher, he has worked for school systems and universities across the US, leading workshops for teachers and students in writing and performance.

Gerald has served as a Co-director of the MidAtlantic Storytellers‘ Gathering, as a member of the board of The New York Storytelling Center, and as artistic director of the Jewish Storytelling Center at the 92nd St Y in NYC. Fierst has also been a featured teller and ghost story teller at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN, a Storyteller in Residence at the International Storytelling Center, and is on line with a web page Meet the Storyteller

From 2008-2010, he represented the United States through its embassy in Spain, performing stories with noted childen‘s author Margaret Read MacDonald as part of US State Department‘s cultural programming. Fierst has released four audiotapes: Monstrous Mischief, Tikun Olam (both Parents Choice Silver Honorees), Jewish Tales of Magic and Mysticism, and The American Spirit.

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