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storyteller , songwriter

Nancy Malvina Reynolds Schimmel, American storyteller, songwriter.


Schimmel, Nancy Malvina Reynolds was born on February 21, 1935 in Omaha.


Bachelor, University California, Berkeley, 1957. Master of Library Science, University California, Berkeley, 1965.


Librarian San Francisco Public Library, 1965-1967, Martin Luther King School, Sausalito, California, 1967-1968, San Mateo County Library, Belmont, 1969-1975. Storyteller Berkeley, since 1975. Founder, owner Sister's Choice Press, since 1978.

Instructor University Wisconsin, Madison, summer 1977, 81, University California, Berkeley, summer 1979, University of California at Los Angeles, summer 1982-1984. Member consultant committee National Storytelling Journal, Jonesborough, Tennessee, since 1984. Owner, public Schroder Music Company, Berkeley, since 1978.



Artist in residence Idaho Arts Commission, spring 1986, 87. Committee member Bay Area Storytelling Festival, 1982, 84-85. Member Berkeley Citizen's Action, Berkeley, since 1978, Emergency Response Network, San Francisco, since 1986, Freedom Song Network, San Francisco, since 1985.

Member American Society of Composers, National Association Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling, California Library Association (children's services chapter), Librarians Nuclear Arms Control. Clubs: Folk Music (San Francisco).


  • Other Interests

    Swimming, reading, ceramic sculpture.