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Phone: 616-304-7889

Introducing Adam Mellema Storyteller Extraordinaire!

Offering tailor-made programs ranging from the zany & ridiculous... to tender & contemplative.

I know how much your event matters!

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Which is why I offer...

Custom or Perfected Programs

We can choose from my wide repertoire of stories a la carte, or order up a ready-made show that's been tested and perfected in front of hundreds of audiences.

In-person or Virtual Programs

Prefer a Zoom show? No problem. Want me to come to Timbuktu? It's easier than you think!

Diverse Crowd-Pleaser

My "secret sauce" is my ability to captivate and crack-up preschoolers AND charm the chuckles out of senior citizens. Dive deep into my program offerings.

Types of Programs

Stories for All Ages

Consider a high-energy, movement-based performance of stories that could include, folktales, familiar children's stories, and off-the-wall original works—some of which chronicle my (mostly true) life. Just make sure your audience is ready to laugh. I love blowing apart any stereotypes about what "storytelling" is, and sending audiences away inspired to write and tell their OWN stories! (It's kind of my favorite part of the job!)

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Stories from the War

Looking for a powerful, tear-jerking show that makes history come alive? This is a collection of WWII veteran stories told in their own words! I first started interviewing WWII vets after hearing my grandparents tell me about meeting in an Army Hospital in 1944! Listeners will hear true accounts of being shot down over Germany, surviving Pearl Harbor, facing off with Nazis, even sleeping through D-Day! Performances can include a Q&A afterwards to inspire veterans and their families to document their OWN stories.

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Beth Rohrbeck

"I've been booking world-class authors and presenters from around the globe for my entire career, and Adam was a favorite of the students, staff, and even myself."

~Beth Rohrbeck
Shanghai American School
David Small

"Before I saw Adam's interpretations of my books, I was afraid my eyes would bleed. But I was pleasantly surprised by his work. He didn't cause me any indigestion."

~David Small
Caldecott-winning illustrator & author
Lori Derror

"In 30 years, Adam is the only person I booked 3 times!"

~Lori Derror
Mancelona Elementary School

I would LOVE to be your storyteller!

I'm super-happy to connect via phone or email and discuss what would be best for your group!
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