Dorktales Storytime at San Mateo County Libraries

Collage featuring Jonathan Cormur performing Dorktales stories to children at Foster City Library

I love libraries! As a kid, they were my sanctuary and a place where I could discover stories about dinosaurs (especially T-rex) and my favorite comics and graphic novels. I also enjoyed the great shows by storytellers, magicians, and musicians who filled my imagination with delight. This summer, I’ll be the storyteller performing at San Mateo County Libraries with Dragon Theatre. We’ll be featuring my original Dorktales followed by fun theater games and activities.

Our first stop was the Foster City Library (above) where parents and children enjoyed “The Three Little…Hogs?!” Afterwards, Alika U. Spencer-Koknar, Co-Artistic Director at Dragon, helped the audience make their own paper bag puppets.

Here’s the rest of my summer Dorktales performance schedule:

Hope to see you there!


Dorktales: Classic Storytelling with a Geekish Twist

Geek Club Books: Dorktales

The Three Little…HOGS? Who has ever heard of that? According to Mr. Redge, it’s a classic tale from the fairy tale cannon! According to Percy, “It’s epic, man!”

It’s the first of an original script created exclusively for Geek Club Books by Karen Simpson Gardiner with audio recording and editing by Michael Meyer.

Mr. Redge and I are the “storytellers” and we share the classic tale of three little pigs…I mean…hedgehogs. I voice all the characters:

  • Porky, a goofy, lovable hedgehog who builds his house of straw
  • Percy, who’s more amped about surfing, dude, than building, so it’s sticks for him
  • Peregrin, the uber-brain who knows how to use a rapier and outfox a wolf
  • And, the wolf who is just doin’ his wolfy thing

The audio recording is available for FREE download to all of Geek Club Books subscribers.