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Marilyn Kinsella

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Marilyn Kinsella, alias “Taleypo” is a wordsmith from the deep dark bluffs overlooking the humid Mississippi River Valley. Whether telling a tale originating from her own home town of Fairview Heights, Illinois or from distant points on the globe, Marilyn will weave yarns that are sure to entertain you, frighten you, or surprise you. But in the end will make you smile. Her story and puppet programs have a style that is animated and filled with verbal imagery, and whether she is telling a formal story or a folktale, she is comfortable with any age group.

Ask about “Stones and Stories” — A combination of Larry and Marilyn Kinsella’s talents to bring you an educational and entertaining program.

"Marilyn did a great job. She is probably the best "storyteller" we've had. "
– Mentone, IN

"Marilyn was great! We enjoyed her stories very much. "
– Cambridge City, IN

"Very entertaining, Very Enjoyable. "
– Casey, IL

"She was excellent."
– Hull, IL

"Marilyn is a wonderful storyteller. I'm always impressed when performers can keep even my wiggliest kids' attention. "
– Brimfield, IL

"Marilyn captivated the children with her stories"
– Warrensburg, IL

"An outstanding performance"
– Virden, IL

"Of all the storytellers we've hosted, Marilyn Kinsella was the most engaging by far. The kids loved every minute of it! "
– Pekin, IL

Literature/History/Political Science | 3 - Adult | Theme Based or Pure Entertainment