A former park naturalist and now director of spiritual learning at Victoria's First Unitarian Church, Faye Mogensen also holds an M.Ed. specializing in stories and drama as tools for learning.
She is a contributor to the folktale collection World on a Maple Leaf: A Treasury of Canadian Multicultural Folktakes (self-published 2011), which is a collection of 25 folktales that have been written by people from different cultures who have called Canada home.
Mogensen compiled Ancient Stories for Modern Times: 50 Short Wisdom Tales for All Ages (Skinner House 2017). Her audience is the novice storyteller. "Folktales are meant to be told aloud," she says. "This rich collection curates fifty such tales and provides guidance for telling them well in gatherings." Each tale is accompanied by a brief description to help users select one suitable for their occasion and questions to provide perspective and spark conversation.
Ancient Stories for Modern Times: 50 Short Wisdom Tales for All Ages (Skinner House 2017) $20 978-1-55896-779-3