Jiaan Powers

Jiaan Powers

A Teller and A Teacher
of Story



(214) 357-7073

"Come listen with your heart and let your mind sing and dance with the words of the storyteller."


A Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Artist, Jiaan ("Jan"), brings her expertise and passion to the world of storytelling. She tells multi-cultural folktales, literary tales, ghost stories, and snippets from home.


Jiaan draws upon more than 20 years of teaching elementary school and 14 years of storytelling to design programs and workshops appropriate to age and audience.


Currently, Jiaan also writes curriculum for The Dallas Opera and uses these experiences to inform storytelling, reading, and writing connections with the TEKS.


Jiaan is a member of the Tejas Storytelling Association, the National Storytelling Network, the North 40 Storytellers' Guild, the Dallas Storytelling Guild, Trinity Writers' Workshop, and the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

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