Amy Tonkonow Kohan, MLIS, MFA

We all have stories to tell, and our varied experiences are what make them meaningful to share. I listen and learn from people: Collaboration strengthens storytelling.


  • Miami City Ballet, Miami FL (Storyteller, Community Education Outreach)
  • Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Miami, FL
  • Lotus House, Women’s Shelter, The Sundari Foundation, Miami, FL
  • The Barn (After School Program), Coconut Grove, FL
  • Temple Judea, Coral Gables, FL
  • Horizons for Homeless Children, Boston, MA
  • Children and Adult Reference Librarian, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA
  • Children’s Community Outreach Librarian, Wellesley, MA
  • Wellesley, MA Public Schools
  • Wellesley Community Center, Wellesley, MA
  • Fairfield, CT Public Schools
  • New Jewish School, Framingham, MA
  • Temple Aliyah, Needham, MA
  • Women of Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley, MA
  • Jewish Storytelling Coalition, Brookline, MA
  • Celebrations, Holidays, Family and Friends Gatherings
  • Freelance Writer and Editor (Publications Available Upon Request)


  • National Storytellers Network
  • Healing Story Alliance
  • Northeast Storytelling (NEST)
  • Florida Storytelling Association
  • Jewish Storytelling Coalition
  • American Library Association
  • Association for Library Services to Children
  • Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
  • Miami City Ballet, Board of Trustees
  • Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Volunteer
  • Center for Book Arts, NY
  • Grub Street, Boston (Writing Community)


There are many ways to tell a story.  A program may feature bookmaking or textiles.   (See below, Celebration Book and “Read” Art Quilt)