Presented By Carrie-Sue Ayvar
Our stories have never been the same since Ponce De Leon first arrived on our shores in 1513. Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal, historical and traditional Florida tales to connect the people and cultures of Florida, con un poquito de sabor Latino – with a little bit of Latino flavor!
How is it that an Arabic surnamed, Eastern European Jewish girl from Pittsburgh, PA tells multicultural stories in Spanish and English? Perhaps it is because she is a 3rd generation award-winning storyteller who came of age in Mexico. Blending traditional, international & personal tales, bilingual storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar (EYE-BAR) takes her listeners on a journey into the imagination connecting people, languages and cultures through her stories that flow effortlessly between Spanish and English. Her dramatic programs range from one-woman historical presentations to interactive folktales and stories in Spanish and English.
Recipient of the National Storytelling Network’s Oracle Award winner for Service and Leadership, she is a nationally acclaimed bilingual storyteller dedicated to preserving and promoting the art of storytelling. A Chautauqua scholar and Kennedy Center trained Artist in Education, her performances blend entertainment and education. Carrie Sue loves to share some of Florida’s unique history with audiences throughout the state.
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