what is storytelling • 7/29 @6:30p story creation and sharing. Southeast Arlington Library • Family Audience – arts & education, traditional folk art. https://share.icloud.com/photos/0xbxgO-e25zsZZ48SIXsVVa5w#Arlington_-_Fairfield_Addition


Imagine the magic of hearing the rhythm and then It makes you move! join us JUSTUSarts for Storytelling, Drama, Spoken Word, and Poetry. Programs available year-round, all ages.

Come out, bring the family for an interactive experience with Oba William King, author, storyteller, national touring artist. “Oba King’s story shows are incredibly engaging.” We share laughter, connect with one another, experience the rhythm of spoken word, and learn about the tradition of the Griot, the art of Storytelling. Folk Tales and Animal Tails – with original music and Djembe drum. All Ages All Welcome./ Free Admission – Tell a friend –



Dear Mr. Oba William King,

How are you? It was an honor to have you present for our students during Black History Month. The Team that I am a part of, Leading for Racial Equity, recently gave a survey to teachers in regards to the quality of our school’s Black History Month curriculum and events. Teachers were given an opportunity to leave comments specifically in regards to your performance. Below are the comments that teachers made:

“I loved this presentation! The music got kids excited and you were extremely engaging.”

“The students loved Oba and were extremely engaged in his presentation!”

“We want Mr. Oba to come back.”

“An experience for all to see. What great stories! Very age appropriate and the children were happy.”

“You have a way with words. It is clear you see the importance of giving our generation of young people a chance to embrace and enjoy this African tradition of storytelling. Thank you for sharing your gift of storytelling with our school. You were very inspiring and uplifting.”

“Very nice experience. Mr. King is a fabulous storyteller.”

“ Our students, K-4, were enthralled!”

As these comments were left on an anonymous survey, feel free to list as AF Bridgeport Academy K-4 Teacher. We look forward to having you work with our school again in the near future. And my son absolutely loves the song, “ I Love My People.”

Kindest Regards,

Grade K – 4 Teachers

Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Elementary School

Bridgeport, CT



HONORED! Thank you so much for inviting me to tell stories for your students. Please let them know, Mr. Oba is very proud of them. They are working hard hard to be GREAT Students, I think They are Kind, Smart, and Fun. — “There’s Always room for one more word” Thanks- Mr. Oba


Giving TUESDAY 2021

Reaching out to 4K + Visitors, Just To Say Thank You. So happy that we caught your eye. However, Now- Today-The rules are cleared… By Now, You Know what We Do, What we’ve Done for 20 years. TODAY is the day WE can say _ Please, Dig Deep_ – ohhhhh if this were church, I could lock the doors… But for Now. I can only say – your donation is tax deductible in accordance with the law in your locality. (Hearts) Please Give-what you can… in any way You can: cashapp-$JUSTUSarts612 • Zelle-Storytellingking@comcast.net • PayPal paypal.me/obawilliamking or Mail a check to EECU 1253 N. Little School Rd Kennedale, Texas 76017


Black Storytelling Matters • I Love My People


Remember to register online http://www.nabsinc.org • Sunday Concert FREE on-line

Yes, there is a fee for these… services

November 1st is Fall Grant Application Deadline for Texas Commission On The Arts. Non profit organizations can request support for presentations and workshops to be held during the dates between December to April – are you nearly, completely ready to book Oba, JUSTUSarts Ensemble, or Storytelling, Drum, Drama, Voice and Diction?

Would you like to See Oba Live! There are multiple dates of public presentations including Deerfield Public Library 12/17/21 AND Waukegan Public Library on 12/18/21. THEY ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

One reason I can offer projects FREE to the public takes planning! at least Eight weeks prior to your event date, submit the Illinois Presenters ARTS-TOUR grant application-for high quality, educational entertainment, literary arts for children and their family, tweens and teens open mic workshops (virtual or in person), as well as “spinning a yarn” , “back in the day”, and “This Little Light” interactive performances for seniors.

If you’re still interested in planning an interactive presentation for your patrons or students-please let me know if you’ve have permission to apply for Poets and Writers Inc-visiting author grant or https://ilpresenters.org/oba-william-king-poetic-storyteller/ for an artstour grant • airfare/mileage, lodging, per diem, content development and presentation (cost of living) are mostly covered by a myriad of grants and sponsorships. Yes, I love visiting schools, libraries, museums, and community service organizations. My expertise includes presenting workshops, sharing experiences, and s t o r y t e l l i n g! Watch These- https://youtu.be/X0NDNMB_T58https://youtu.be/pG2G0A9ORw8 and tell me what you think. Thank You for your time – to support our efforts please use $JUSTUSarts612 OR – Just share a chance for booking with your friends, family, and colleagues (fees start at $300).