NEST Storyteller, Kate Dudding

Clifton Park, New York
(518) 383-4620

As an award-winning author and storyteller who won the Story Slam at the 2010 National Storytelling Conference in Los Angeles, Kate Dudding specializes in telling true stories about people who made a difference. She has told stories at many venues in the Northeastern USA, including The New-York Historical Society (New York City, NY), The Clearwater Festival (Croton-on-Hudson, NY), First Night Saratoga (Saratoga Springs, NY), and The Norman Rockwell Museum (Stockbridge, MA). Each of her first four CDs has won a national storytelling award.

Her fifth CD, Learning About Muslims, was recently in March 2017. It is a collection of: traditional Muslim stories and poetry; stories about Muslims in the news; and stories about Muslims Kate met and things she learned at meetings of the Interfaith Story Circle Program (Albany, Schenectady and Troy, NY.)

Audience: Elementary, Teens, Families, Adults

Genres: Historical Tales, Personal Stories, Folktales,Humorous Tales


Parents' Choice Approved Award Winner of 2007
2010 Storytelling World Honor Award
2013 Storytelling World Resource Award
2015 Storytelling World Honor Award

2008 Northeast Region ORACLE Award from the National Storytelling Network
2015 Brother Blue and Ruth Hill Award from Northeast Storytelling

Thank you for your excellent presentation. Not only was it entertaining but very informative as well. The variety of stories, from the humorous Nasrudin tales and Talking Turkeys, the beautiful Rumi poetry, to the very moving "Story of One American Soldier," assured an award-winning program. ~ Gretchen Ruhl, Academy for Lifelong Learning, Saratoga Springs, NY

- Gretchen Ruhl

Kate Dudding told an amazing story about 'A Witness to the Truth.' Everyone's ears were glued to each word flowing from her mouth. What started out as just a story about a man trying to tell his story to whoever would listen, ended up bringing a few gasps from the audience.  ~ Jeannette Jordan, The Saratogian, Saratoga Springs, NY

- Jeannette Jordan

Once again, thank you for giving such an absorbing program on Claude Monet and John Singer Sargent. You had the audience, as they say, in the palm of your hand! They loved it. ~ Gail Winters, Head of Reference and Adult Services, Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, NY

- Gail Winters