Penninah Schram is NSN’s 2017 Talking Leaves Winner!
Great news to share: New York’s own Penninah
Schram is this year’s winner of the National Storytelling
Network’s Talking Leaves award. This
prize is presented to those NSN members ‘who have made outstanding
contributions to the literary body of storytelling as authors,
editors, or collectors.’ This year’s prize clearly recognizes the
publication of Peninnah’s books of Jewish folktales and essays
which focus on the Jewish oral tradition. Mazel Tov
(congratulations)! (posted April 15th, 2017).
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