Hear "Welcome to the Shoe" from Rose Anne's award-winning CD, Once Upon a Shoe
Hear part of the story, "Singing Down the Rain" from Once Upon a Shoe
For more information on the CD Once Upon a Shoe and the book Moon's Cloud Blanket
An author and award-winning storyteller since 1982, Rose Anne St. Romain radiates the gusto of her Louisiana French culture and the grace of the Old South. Now a regular feature on Jimmy Buffett's Internet radio station, Rose Anne grew up steeped in family tales of rural life and strife, Cajun stories and jokes, and lots of singing, poetry and books.
A "master storyteller," according to Kirkus Reviews, Rose Anne recently won a Louisiana Pioneer Storytelling Award for 20 years of performing with her characteristic gusto and grace. Her elegant style of playfulness won a Parent's Guide to Childrens Media Award for her audio CD collection of stories, Once Upon a Shoe.
Rose Anne's first book, Moons Cloud Blanket, is a Louisiana Native American tale and was recently published by Pelican Publishing Company. Rose Anne tells this story and many others regularly on Jimmy Buffetts internet radio station (www.radiomargaritaville.com).
She performed a live internet broadcast at Margaritaville in Orlando, Florida for listeners all over the world. Rose Anne also toured with Buffett after he saw her tell stories at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival where she has performed annually since 1995.
Rose Anne studied theater in undergraduate school and was introduced to the art of the spoken word while earning her Masters degree in Oral Interpretation and Creative Drama.
"I was intrigued by the way storytelling blends conversation and drama into a powerful art form," Rose Anne says. "Since I'd grown in a highly talkative family of ten people and had always been drawn to the performing arts, for me storytelling was a bridge between the two."
After earning a second Masters degree in Library and Information Science, Rose Anne often told stories while working as a public children's librarian.
Rose Anne performs for folks of all ages at national festivals, corporate events, universities, conferences, schools, and libraries throughout the United States. Clients have included the International Reading Association, the American Association of University Women, and Louisiana State University.
Rose Anne lives in Mansura, Louisiana, her little hometown, "population 2000, with cows," she adds.