About Enid

Enid enjoyed a 40-year career as a children’s librarian. She worked for the Santa Clara County Library District for eighteen years and as the Library Director for The Harker School in San Jose for another eighteen. She also worked as manager of the five branches at the Palo Alto City Library, but left quickly after two years,

She relished many of her duties, but storytelling and creative dramatics were her favorites. At both the Los Altos and Saratoga libraries, Enid performed many storytelling programs, introducing the children and their parents to the enchanting world of folk and fairytales.

At The Harker School, she created a unique annual musical called The Ogre Awards. A parody of the Academy Awards, The Ogre Awards awarded prizes to the best performance by witches, enchanted princes, tricksters, heroines, etc. in folk and fairy tales. The show was based on the second grade library curriculum in which these stories were acted out, discussed, and voted upon by the students. The show premiered in 1996 and is still performed annually, despite Enid’s retirement.

A 2nd grade fairy tale king at the first Ogre Awards

After her retirement in 2012, Enid worked with seniors at Avenidas Center in Palo Alto. In addition to teaching storytelling and creative writing to adults 50+, Enid started a staged-reading program to teach drama. She is now the director and instructor of The Wise Owl Players. Enid directed a second performance of her play, Deleted., at the MVCPA on September 14 and 15 to sold out audiences.

During the pandemic, The Wise Owl Players took study classes and performed on live streaming.

Enid holds a B A. in English Literature from the City University of New York and a Masters in Library Science from Pratt Institute. She has recently completed several creative writing courses from Stanford University and Oxford University.

Enid is a member of The Dramatists Guild and is enrolled in classes at the Dramatists Guild Institute.