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Norah Dooley is an “… entrancing storyteller” (Boston Globe), author, performer, and keynote speaker on literacy and storytelling. She’s been a featured storyteller in New England festivals and in fall 2013, she was invited to perform at the Exchange Place of the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough , TN.

Norah is the co-founder and current executive director of massmouth,inc. and project director of StoriesLive®. In 4 years she has led a program that taught over 6,000 Greater Boston high school students to tell compelling first person narratives. This year she was adjunct faculty at Tufts and Lesley universities and in Jan 2014, she lectured on storytelling and language acquisition in Tokyo, Japan for JASTEC conference Aoyama University and other English language learning organizations as part of a Japanese government education grant.

Norah has an MEd in Creative Arts and Learning and has been a full time classroom teacher and an instructor in visual and performing arts in elementary and middle schools. Her 4 published picture books are available at And all titles; Everybody Cooks Rice, Everybody Bakes Bread, Everybody Serves Soup, Everybody Brings Noodles are about her family and their former Cambridge neighbors. Norah has 6 spoken word CDs: The Music of Angels(1999) Italian Folk Tales (2002) Stories from the Neighborhood (2002) Rabbitails (2006) My Bad,Bad Dog and Other Neighbors (2006) and Irish Tales (2007) all produced by Seat of Her Pants Productions and available at