Kate Farrell, is a graduate of the School of Library and Information Studies, UC Berkeley. She has been a language arts classroom teacher (pre-school and grades kindergarten through 12th), author, librarian, university lecturer, and storyteller in Northern California since 1966. She founded the Word Weaving Project, funded by grants from Zellerbach Family Fund, San Francisco, 1979-1991. She is co-author of a monograph, Effects of Storytelling: An Ancient Art for Modern Classrooms, 1982; author of Word Weaving: A Teaching Sourcebook, 1984; producer and co-author of a training videotape, “Word Weaving: The Art of Storytelling,” 1983, distributed by the University of California, Berkeley; and author of the professional book, Storytelling: A Guide for Teachers, Scholastic, 1991. She is also senior author of Storytelling in Our Multicultural World, an oral language development program for early childhood education, published by Zaner-Bloser Educational Publishers, 1994.
Farrell edited the anthology, Wisdom Has a Voice: Every Daughter’s Memories of Mother, 2011. She is co-editor of award-winning anthology, Times They Were A-Changing: Women Remember the ’60s & 70s, published by She Writes Press, 2013. http://www.timestheywereachanging.com/, and co-editor, Cry of the Nightbird: Writers Against Domestic Violence, to be released October 2014.
Currently she is a member of California Writers Club, Redwood Branch, Story Circle Network; Farrell is WNBA’s national Membership Chair and President of its San Francisco Chapter. Kate lives in Santa Rosa, California, and is the mother of a son who is traveling the world this year.