Orunamamu

American/Canadian storyteller, raconteur, griot

Orunamamu (Mary Beth Washington; 4 April 1921 – 4 September 2014) was an American-Canadian professional storyteller and teacher. Her storytelling led her on journeys across the United States including Alaska, overseas to the United Kingdom and Egypt. She moved to Canada during her final years.

Orunamamu
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Orunamamu in 23 August 2010, Calgary, Alberta
Born
Mary Beth Washington

(1921-04-04)4 April 1921
Died4 September 2014(2014-09-04) (aged 93)[1]
NationalityAmerican/Canadian
Other namesMary Washington-Stofle
Occupationteacher
storyteller
[1]
OrganizationCalgary Spoken Word Festival
Toastmaster[1]
Known forstoryteller, raconteur, griot[1], performer
ChildrenEdward Washington
Michael Love Santee[1]
RelativesCharles Washington (Nottingham UK)
Fleata Osborne[1]

Orunamamu died at the age of 93 in a hospital in Calgary, Alberta.

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For more informationEdit

  • "Mary Elizabeth Washington-Stofle", McInnis and Hollaway, Calgary, Alberta, 6 September 2014, retrieved 10 September 2014
  • Niesar, Ortun (April 2004), Orunamamu: Rockridge Storyteller, Rockridge, Oakland, California: The Rockridge News, archived from the original on 9 March 2012, retrieved 10 September 2014{{citation}}: CS1 maint: ref duplicates default (link)
  • North, Carolyn (May 2014), Lessons From My 93-Year-Old Kindgergarten Teacher, Carolyn North Books, archived from the original on 10 September 2014, retrieved 10 September 2014{{citation}}: CS1 maint: ref duplicates default (link)
  • "Orunamamu - The Porcelain Vase". Call Your Neighbours In. TALES. Calgary, Alberta: The Alberta League Encouraging Storytelling. 21 March 2009. Archived from the original on 13 July 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2014.}
  • Wilson, Sheri-D (2014), Event 1: April Foolry & Wicked Poetry, Calgary, Alberta, archived from the original on 11 September 2014, retrieved 10 September 2014{{citation}}: CS1 maint: ref duplicates default (link)}
  • Wilson, Sheri-D (2014a), Background, Calgary, Alberta, archived from the original on 11 September 2014, retrieved 10 September 2014{{citation}}: CS1 maint: ref duplicates default (link)}