School Programs

As a performer, Zette Harbour has been telling tales and delighting audiences of all ages for 2 decades.

In March, 2012, she premiered her original folktale, In a Classical Stew, with the San Luis Obispo Symphony for two sold-out shows.

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As an award-winning storyteller, her work has been recognized by

    • Parents’ Choice Awards,
    • National Association of Parenting Publications Awards
    • Creative Child Magazine Awards

Zette has performed for school-wide assemblies, classrooms, fieldtrips and fundraisers. She has led enrichment workshops for educators and librarians on the art and value of storytelling. Each school program aligns with Common Core standards. For information about teaching, visit Empowering Storytelling Mentorship.

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School Performances

California storyteller Zette Harbour
Isn’t Language Funny?!

Wit, words and, word play dance through this story and poetry performance by award-winning storyteller, Zette Harbour.  There’s a hullabaloo brewing and a bucket of pondolorum waiting to be tossed in these delightful traditional tales and classic poems.  With energy, humor and delight, Zette shares her word juggling best.  Age appropriate material is chosen for each show.  K-3

ZH PLSF crop for libraryThe Heart of Courage

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  We’ve all seen or felt what it’s like to be bullied. Stories are great models for creative problem-solving, deepening self-worth, and strengthening metaphorical thinking.  These adventurous and funny tales illustrate courage, loyalty and the ability to speak up for what’s right.  Delivered by award-winning storyteller, Zette Harbour with subtlety, warmth, and humor, kids connect to these stories and make them their own.  Age appropriate material is chosen for each show.  K-6

California storyteller Zette Harbour in Morro BayStory Harbour

Harbours have always been places where stories from every corner of the world could be heard – wild tales of magical creatures, exotic tales of far away places, and captivating tales of wisdom and foolishness.  Expertly performed by award-winning storyteller, Zette Harbour, These tales from around the world delight and amaze with their humor and surprise endings. Age appropriate material is chosen for each show.  K-6

Thank you for a great presentation. My class enjoyed your stories greatly and were able to verbalize what you did well – volume, pacing, hand gestures, etc. And your scary elements were to exactly the right degree of Halloween atmosphere! Jane S.

You are the best storyteller I ever heard! Connor