Mary Lou Williams, professional storyteller and writer, is a retired educator who has spent 35 years as a high school teacher of English and also of mathematics. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Queens College and a Master of Education degree from Columbia University. She has been a member of the Fort Myers Toastmasters since November of 2001 where she earned the Advanced Toastmasters Silver Award specializing in the Storytelling and Entertaining Speaker categories. She was the club’s Toastmaster of the Year for 2006-2007. She is a member of the Florida Speakers Association, where she received the New Member of the Year Award for 2005-2006. She is a member of the Tamiami Tale Tellers of Fort Myers and the Gulf Coast Writers Association. She is a member of the board of the Florida Storytellers Association and was recently nominated for the 2010 Literary Artist of the Year award by the Lee County Alliance for the Arts.
Mary Lou also wears another hat as a nutrition lecturer and writer. She has lectured extensively in this field and writes a nutrition column for four local newspapers.
In addition to all of this, Mary Lou has illistrated a new Children's book written by Marilyn Lane Hurley.
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