Sharon Clarke has been entertaining audiences of all ages with stories and songs for 25 years. She worked as a Preschool Teacher and in Children’s Programming for the Public Library System before venturing out into storytelling and music full time. She has performed in such settings as: the Historic Morganton Festival, the Waldensian Festival, Vance County’s Storytelling Festival, as well as at Workshops, Schools, Churches, Preschools and Libraries all over the Southeast.
Sharon weaves together song with story, imagery with imagination to delight and captivate the listener. Her dramatic and unique style keeps her audience entranced…laughing and crying…As they quickly and unknowingly become part of the yarn spinner’s web.
Sharon uses her high school and college background in music and the performing arts to create a dynamic and inspiring storytelling experience.
Sharon Clarke resides in Connelly Springs, North Carolina on a small farm. She is blessed with four wonderful children and three delightful grandchildren now.
Sharon is also a member of the following organizations:
Sharon has performed at festivals, libraries, schools, colleges and more….
Taught workshops, classes and seminars…..
Offered Keynote addresses……
From the Mountains…
Bele Chere Festival – Asheville, NC
Historic Morganton Festival – Morganton, NC
Toe River Storytelling Festival – Spruce Pine, NC
Black Mountain Storytelling Festival – Black Mountain, NC
Haywood County Public Libraries – Waynesville, NC
Buncombe County Public Libraries – Asheville, NC
Stokes County Public Libraries – Danbury, NC
Claxton Elementary School – Asheville, NC
Avery County Schools – Newland, NC
Buncombe County Schools – Asheville, NC
Blue Ridge Assembly Conference Center – Black Mountain, NC
Laurel Ridge Conference Center – Laurel Springs, NC
Camp Linn Haven – Linville, NC
McDowell County Children’s Services Network – Marion, NC
Western Piedmont Community College – Morganton, NC
BROC Head Start In-Service – North Wilksboro, NC
NC Cooperative Extension Service – Pilot Mountain, NC
Through the Piedmont…
Children’s Reading Festival – Winston-Salem, NC
Wake County Storytelling Festival – Raleigh, NC
Vance County Storytelling Festival – Henderson, NC
Union-West Regional Library Storytelling Festival – Indian Trail, NC
Gaston County Public Libraries – Gaston County, NC
Lincoln County Public Libraries – Lincoln County, NC
Spartanburg County Public Libraries – Spartanburg, SC
Pumpkin Center Elementary – Lincolnton, NC
Tommy’s Road Elementary – Goldsboro, NC
Wake County Public Schools – Raleigh, NC
Cleveland County Head Start – Shelby, NC
Goodwill Industries – Conover, NC
Catawba Valley Community College – Hickory, NC
Catawba Valley Young Educators Conference – Catawba County, NC
Primrose Schools In-Service Training – Cornelius, NC
Robeson County Day Care Association – Lumberton, NC
To the Coastline…
The Children’s Museum – Wilmington, NC
Leland Arts Council Youth Arts Celebration – Leland, NC
Suffolk Public Libraries – Suffolk, VA
Belhaven Public Library – Belhaven, NC
Phillip Leff Memorial Library – Beulaville, NC
Pamlico County Libraries – Bayboro, NC
Dare County Public Libraries – Outer Banks, NC
Brunswick County Public Libraries – Southport, NC
Terra Ceia Christian School – Pantego, NC
Carteret County Partnership for Children Conference – Morehead City, NC
Parents as Teachers Conference – Kinston, NC
Call Sharon today to plan a performance for your next event!
PO Box 544
Connelly Springs, NC 28612
Photo Credits: Some photos provided courtesy of Lenoir News Topic.