Tom McDermott •  Storyteller, Author, Singer  
PO Box 470593, Ft. Worth, TX 76107 • 817.738.TALE • e-mail tom
Copyright  c  2003-2009 Tom McDermott. All rights reserved.
Tom McDermott - A One Man Orchestration of Story, Laughter and Song
Professional Experience Highlights
		Featured Performer at these Major Festivals
The 2012 International Storytelling /Folklore Festival, Ireland
Tejas Storytelling Festival (TX)
Winter Tales (OK)
St. Louis Storytelling Festival (MO)
New Salem Storytelling Festival (IL)
Lone Star Ukulele Festival (Tx)
George West Storyfest (TX)
Mid-Missouri Storytelling Festival (MO)
Rocky Mountain Storytelling Festival (CO)
Exchange Place at the National Storytelling Festival (TN)
Many Regoinal/Local Arts Festivals around the US

Performances at Schools, Camps & Churches
Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma, California, Virginia, Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama, Illinois, Arizona, N Carolina

	Keynote Speaker 
Children’s Oncology Camps of America, Int’l Conference (Alberta, Canada)
 Texas Lutheran University Conference on Storytelling 
National Association of Camps for Children with Hemophilia (AZ)
Educational Diagnosticians Annual Conference (TX)
Camp Quality of America, Annual Conference (MO)
Workshops for the National Storytelling Conference (PA)
Workshops for Texas Library Association, Texas Storytelling Conference
Kennedy Center’s Imagination Celebration (North TX) 

	Resident Storyteller/	Continuing Education/Seminars (1997 - Present)
Regions IV, V, IX and XI Educational Service Centers (TX)
Kimbell Art Museum, Sid Richardson Museum, Meadows Museum of Dallas (TX)
Kids Who Care Theater Company (TX)
National Storytelling Network,  National Conference (PA)
University of Texas at Arlington, Texas Christian University (Dept. Nursing)
University of Houston (Clear Lake, Tx), West Texas A & M University
National  Clearinghouse for Drug and Alcohol Informtaion (DC) 	

Awards and Recognition 
	John Henry Faulk Award for Excellence and Contributions in Storytelling  (2001)
	First Place in Storytelling with Music at the National US Irish Storytelling Competition  (2003)
Winner,  New Talent Competition - Lone Star Ukulele Festival (2010)

Publications and Recordings
  COMING IN 2013!!  Otis Steele and the Taileebone: A Southern Tall Tale (Pelican)
The Ghouls Come Haunting One by One  (Pelican, 2010)
Three Stories in The Best Stories of the Texas Storytelling Festival  (August House, 1998)
Two Stories and Articles in The Healing Heart: Families  (New Society Publishers, 2000)
McMillan/McGraw-Hill’s Literature Survey for Secondary Students  (1997) 
Articles in Storytelling Magazine, Fort Worth Texas Magazine, Texas  Parks and Recreation
Recordings for Children:  Cooperation Garden Time and Revenge! 
(original & adapted stories/songs & storysongs filled with humor, wisdom & character education themes)
Recordings for Adults:  Paradise (original songs)
Video: Revival of Hope: Adults Making a Difference on Alcohol and Other Drugs (Pan-Methodist Team, MN)