Michael Reno Harrell

Michael Reno Harrell, Guest Instructor

We are proud to welcome back nationally acclaimed storyteller, singer/songwriter and entertainer, Michael Reno Harrell, to the Northern Lights Santa Academy.

Michael's stories have been published in magazines including the industry standard, “Storytelling Magazine”. He has conducted storytelling and songwriting workshops across America and performed at festivals and in concerts in forty-four states and seven foreign countries over the past fifty plus years.

Michael's natural knack for storytelling, in print, song and spoken word has earned him praise from not only the music community but from the literary and storytelling worlds as well. Michael is a regular featured teller at the National Storytelling Festival and has been Teller-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center on numerous occasions.

Michael has published two volumes of short stories, recorded nineteen collections of stories and music and released two live DVDs. His recordings have for years received and continue to garner awards in Country, Americana and Folk circles. His humor and wit, as well as the emotional depth of his work, keep his fan base growing and staying tuned in for whatever comes next.

Here's what some of our past students had to say about Michael:

  • "Excellent!"
  • "Very enjoyable and provided lots of ideas for my own storytelling"
  • "What an eye opener! What a talent!"
    "A master story teller musician... I'll have to up my game"
  • "Will incorporate what he talked about into creating a backstory."
  • "This has been the best speaker so far. Michael was great in having us think outside the box."
  • "Really enjoyed the story teller & music!"
  • "Gave me a totally new perspective on storytelling!"
  • "Storyteller knew his audience and tailored the talk to us."
  • "Awesome speaker. Very much enjoyed it. He had very great advice."
  • "I can only aspire to do this well."
  • "Fantastic!"
  • "A must presenter next year!"

Michael will teach a storytelling workshop to be followed by an evening performance. Don’t miss the chance to experience what Michael’s faithful fans keep returning again and again to enjoy.

Based out of the metro-Atlanta, Georgia area, the Northern Lights Santa Academy is the largest Santa school in the Southeastern United States, serving Santa Clauses, Mrs. Clauses and Santa's Helpers in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, as well as throughout the country. For more information about our Santa school, please contact us.  

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