in Story, Eileen
Charbonneau and Juilene Osborne-McKnight perform parallel Celtic and Native
American stories. Both writer/teachers have been telling traditional
stories for more than two decades. They have gathered their stories of parallel cultures into the book Sisters in Story, which is available for publication.
Juilene Osborne McKnight is an acclaimed novelist of Irish
history, legend, and myth (I Am of Irelaunde, Daughter of
Ireland, Bright Sword of Ireland, Song of Ireland).
She is a seanachie (storyteller) and teacher of Celtic culture and
has performed at universities throughout the United States and has been the featured speaker at such
colleges as Colaiste Naomh Padraig (College of St. Patrick) in Carlow, Ireland and at the Young Writer's Festival at YoungstownStateUniversity in Ohio. Juilene has been the keynote
speaker at the National Convention of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and at
the convention of the Pennsylvania State Library Association.
Eileen Charbonneauhas been involved in community, regional, and academic theatre
all her life. She’s written and directed her own celebration of Native
American story, Manituwak, The Place of the Spirits, with a grant
from the Ensemble Studio Theatre of New York. Her storytelling has
reached many audiences, from North Dakota, to Chicago to Virginia. Currently, Eileen is a member of A CLASS ACT and M&M Productions, which bring theater into the
libraries of the Hudson Valley of New York State. She is the award winning
author of 9 published novels, including The Randolph Legacy, Rachel LeMoyne, Waltzing in
Ragtime, and The
Woods Family Trilogy.