Wisdom Has a Voice is a women’s memoir project begun in 2007.
When our mothers pass away, we often discover in their absence the deep influence they had on our lives. How much better to know the real legacy of our mothers earlier in our lives, while our mothers are still with us. When we probe our memories for key events with mother, we often find surprising stories that, upon reflection, reveal amazing truths.
What was mother really trying to tell us? Sometimes she spoke in actions and not words. Let’s find out and share the wisdom of our mothers and of ourselves!
The Wisdom Has a Voice project offers workshops, an anthology, and opportunities to produce audio segments.
Kate Farrell, founder of the Wisdom Has a Voice project, is a graduate of the School of Library and Information Studies, UC Berkeley. She has been a language arts classroom teacher (pre-school and grades kindergarten through 12th), author, librarian, university lecturer, and storyteller in Northern California since 1966. She founded the Word Weaving Project, funded by grants from Zellerbach Family Fund, San Francisco, 1979-1991, based on her experience with storytelling and her belief in it, to encourage educators at all levels to learn and enjoy the art.
She is co-author of a monograph, Effects of Storytelling: An Ancient Art for Modern Classrooms, 1982; author of Word Weaving: A Teaching Sourcebook, 1984; producer and co-author of a training videotape, “Word Weaving: The Art of Storytelling,” 1983, distributed by the University of California, Berkeley; and author of the professional book, Storytelling: A Guide for Teachers, Scholastic, 1991. She is also senior author of Storytelling in Our Multicultural World, an oral language development program for early childhood education, published by Zaner-Bloser Educational Publishers, 1994.
Currently she is a member of California Writers Club, Story Circle Network, National Association of Memoir Writers, and Co-Vice President of the San Francisco Chapter of the Women’s National Book Association, an organization with ten chapters. Kate is a part-time school librarian in San Francisco and lives in Santa Rosa, California. She is the mother of a son who lives in the City.
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