Saints and Spinners

About me

Industry Arts
Occupation Storyteller
Location Seattle, Washington, United States
Introduction My name is Farida Dowler, and I am your Seattle storyteller. My favorite stories contain fools, tricksters, and unconventional heroes. I also play audience-participation songs on the guitar. If you're interested in hiring me for children's birthday parties, library programs or other venues in the Seattle, Washington area, send me email. Also, please feel welcome to leave questions, thoughts and comments in both current and archived posts.
Interests storytelling, dancing, puppetry, children's literature, young adult literature, guitar, sewing, origami, learning at least one new skill a year, digging and delving
Favorite Movies Donnie Darko, A Room With a View, Run Lola Run, Clueless, Matrix, Sleeping Beauty, Fellowship of the Ring
Favorite Music sad lyrics with peppy melodies
Favorite Books Sea of Trolls, Hounds of the Morrigan, Abhorsen/Old Kingdom trilogy, His Dark Materials trilogy, Letters From Father Christmas, Down With Skool, Good Omens, Anansi Boys, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Elizabeth Goudge novels (especially children's books), Mr. Putter and Tabby series

The children are waiting! Please tell them the story about the bald frog with the wig:

Not in my time, not in your time, but in the old time when everything was new, the Frog sat on a lilypad combing his long, silky hair.