Dr. Mike Lockett was a part-time storyteller for over 30 years. Stories have always been an important part of his life. He retired from 33 years as a teacher and school administrator in 2005 and took his storytelling full time. He has been traveling all across the USA and in other countries to learn and tell stories with audiences of all types and all sizes. Lockett has recorded audio storytelling CDs and has written bilingual books as a means of sharing his stories. Audiences respond well to his tales and fill his schedule with many continuing storytelling adventures.
It is the desire of Lockett to preserve stories for future generations. For this reason he spends time daily reading and collecting stories , crafting stories to retell to others and writing stories of his own. Mike has become a children's author and enjoys sharing stories he has collected and stories he has written in schools, libraries, festivals and venues of all kinds. He currently is very excited. Christian Television and Radio in Taiwan is using one of his stories each month in their "Studio Classroom" magazine. His works are being shared each month all over Taiwan.
Lockett hopes that the visitors to this site will find it helpful in their search to find stories and storytelling connections. Please come back and visit the site often. It is Lockett's goal to continue adding links to the storytelling world and activities for story lovers to enjoy.
Published April 23, 2004Anansi and his family have a good harvest. Anansi does not want to share his food with anyone including his family. His greed causes him to behave in ways embarrassing to his family. In humiliation he often takes the shape of a spider and hides in corners.View story » View story in Mandarin »