Hello, I'm Cathy Jo McMaken, and this is my website, home of all things Cathy-Jo Storytelling-ish. It's the place to come for bio info, schedules, projects, and my general goings-on in storyland. So grab something nibbly, get comfy, and take a peek around.


New Press Kit!

Posted by Trae on 11/18/13  ~  Posted in: Uncategorized


Cancer Stories Project: Upcoming Talk

Posted by Trae on 10/23/13  ~  Posted in: Uncategorized

I just agreed to guest lecture for ETSU's College of Public Health on October 29th on our work with The Cancer Stories Project. Since 2008 we've collected over 100 patient and clinician interviews. Meeting each of those generous souls has been a delight and I cannot wait to share their stories with the doctoral candidates.


The French Country Table

Posted by Trae on 10/18/13  ~  Posted in: Uncategorized

The French Country Table

Come to the table! Join storyteller Cathy Jo Janssen for an evening of tales and recipes from her travels in Le Perigord Noir.

During the 2007-2008 school year I was welcomed into lycee Jay de Beaufort and - to my even greater delight - into the homes of my generous colleagues for the true experience "d'une cuisinere de campagne." Join me as I recount my wanderings through their meals and their countryside...

Friday, October 25, 2013. Shakti in the Mountains.  6:30-8:00PM. 

Click here to view the facebook event page.

keeping invitations, napkins, and traveler's ephemera...


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Performance Pictures

Posted by Trae on 10/18/13  ~  Posted in: Uncategorized