Lorna McDonald Czarnota
Lorna MacDonald Czarnota is an award-winning storyteller and author, delighting audiences in schools, libraries, festivals and conferences throughout the United States, Canada, and Ireland with traditional and original stories since 1985. She holds a Bachelor in Creative Studies for Young Children, and a Masters in Special Education, and Trauma Counseling certification..
Lorna has several published books including Dancing at the Crossroads a three book series for using storytelling with at-risk youth. She is founder and president of Crossroads Story Center, Inc., a non-profit using story, music and art with at-risk youth.
She is the producer of a monthly Storytellers Café, and a long time member of Spin-a-Storytellers and the National Storytelling Network which recognized Lorna with the Oracle Award for excellence in service and leadership. Big Brothers and Big Sisters voted Lorna one of six Women Who Move the City in 2017.