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



I want to enthrall myself with your storytelling which is engaging. Your style is easy for the listener to meld into your stories and become one with them. You are good! I feel I am in the company of a giant, and inspired that you think my writing is worth reading. It is a constant work in making my story sharing better. Thank you very much. Now I’m going to my lap top and begin listening to more of your stories.,. CLOVERJOURNESY

Storyteller, Author, Teaching Artist

Storytelling Time • Virtual Workshop 3rd-5th grade students w/ teacher/parent

Thank You for joining me. I am Oba King, are you ready for a challenge? SKILL DEVELOPMENT: Listening, Comprehension, articulation, diction, imagination, visual art, and creativity.

FEATURED STORY SET : CONNECTED and R.E.A.D. (Click the link, watch & listen) https://youtu.be/kf8GB9-75nY •LISTEN then make ART• 50 minute activity. SUPPLIES NEEDED : notebook paper, blank sheets (3 minimum) , drawing pencils, colored pencils, crayons, or tablet. YES, I would like to see your work. Get Parents permission before beginning after completing your art work , you can share it hear as a jpg or pdf.

Thanks for Participating, enjoy!