Renée Englot

The best way to learn storytelling is by telling stories. In my class students are in front of a group from day one, building confidence before an audience. We explore the traditions of this oral art form and the latest incarnations such as story slams. Soon students are telling tales, beginning the development of a repertoire of stories for oral telling and their own style of storytelling.

Areas of Expertise

  • Storytelling
  • Folklore
  • Pedagogy


  • M.A., Hollins University
  • B.Ed., University of Regina

Publications & Articles

  • "Once Upon a Bethlehem Night: Christmas Stories told by Renée Englot," 2011
  • "The Stranger Who Snored: An Intercultural Folktale Exploration," 2007


Englot has toured across Canada and the United States performing and leading workshops on various aspects of storytelling. Her storytelling CD, “Once Upon a Bethlehem Night”, won gold from NAPPA in 2011 for Children’s Music and Media.

Research Interests

  • British Home Children in Canada