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Keeping Up with the changing times. Providing workshops, storytelling performances, and How To classes for students and families while we are out of school. I will continue to offer programming to public libraries to use on their digital platforms.

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The Atlanta, Illinois Library & Museum is excited to present “Oba William King, Storyteller”

ATLANTA, ILLINOIS – Be sure to make your reservations now for “Oba William King, Storyteller!”, a new program just added to this year’s schedule of Atlanta Library Dinner Programs.

Oba William King’s interactive storytelling combines his background in Shakespeare, dance, poetry, and underground theater to include sound effects, mime, comedy, and music. His show, scheduled for Friday, March 27, 2020, presents a perfect mixture of imaginative literary arts and learning activities designed to engage all ages, all cultures, and encourage life long learning. We hope you join us for what is sure to be a special evening of storytelling. 
The Atlanta Library Dinner Programs, catered by the Palms Grill Café, are back! The Programs feature a variety of speakers and performers who present programs focused on local culture & history. The Dinner Programs are held at the Union Hall Building, 114 SW Arch Street in downtown Atlanta. Dinner begins at 5:30 pm with the evening’s program starting at 7:00pm

Reservations are required and limited to approximately 50 people. The Palms Grill Café features a set of dinner specials, including homemade desserts for each program. For dinner reservations – which include the program at no extra charge – phone 217-648-5077. For program-only reservations, phone 217-648-2112. Program-only reservations cost $10.00.

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Cultural Arts•Writing Workshop•Spoken Word

English Language Arts workshops and presentations that are inspiring to students. King is extremely gifted in providing programs for all areas of society. His materials are adapted to fit audiences of every age. During Black History Month, some of the Chicago Public Library’s Neighborhood Branches provided students with various African American programs. The stories told by Oba William King were some of the most thrilling to the children who saw and heard him at Douglas, Lincoln Belmont, Rogers Park, West Chicago and Woodson Regional branches.
Actor/Storyteller Oba William King has earned tremendous acclaim in Chicago and in other parts of the United States. He brings his characters to life on stage with tremendous impetuosity and blazing dramatic urgency.
The actor’s involvement with the children was overwhelming with imagination. They glued their eyes to his slightest movement and listened to his articulation with earnest attention. https:// storytelling-oba-william-king-20140214-story.html by Earl Calloway

Click on the booking link to schedule workshop, residency or performance. A Short term artist residency starts at minimum 3 sessions up to 12 weeks.

English Language Arts It’s Storytelling Time

Oba’s interactive storytelling program is ideal for School Assemblies, Family Reading Night, and Library / Community Involvement activities. The perfect mixture of imaginative literary arts and ste(a)m activities to engage all ages, all cultures and encourage life long learning. Presentations are designed specifically for the age group of the scheduled audience. Easy Booking and Affordable Rates.

Summer Reading • Drum Circle • Building Bridges • Storytelling


interactive storytelling and traditional folk arts presented here. Now scheduling school visits • after school workshops • hands-on interactive literary arts programs. #storytellingking go to the booking request page. All ages/All Cultures

English Language Arts Holiday Stories • Kwanzaa Performance, Celebration & Workshops It’s Storytelling Time

Interactive literary arts activities designed to hone your skills in reading, writing, and rhythm. Oba brings stories to life, stimulating the imagination, building bridges through storytelling for all ages, all cultures.

... she flung the lasso into the sky and the loop wrapped around the moon. Commander Demander helped as she tugged, and tugged until suddenly - the rope sliced right through the center. UtOh, there were two 1/2 moons. 


Storyteller ~ Educational Entertainer ~ Workshop Facilitator ~ Spoken Word Motivational Speaker ~ Folk Tales ~ Poetry  ~ Interactive Story  ~ Drum


“Oba was a tour de force for The Ray Bradbury Storytelling Festival. Oba William King recently received fine reviews as an exchange place storyteller at the National Storytelling Festival. The National Storytelling Festival is the country’s premier venue for storytellers. Next up, Oba will be a featured performer at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. ” ~ Jim May, Award-Winning Nationally Touring Storyteller
“King pounded drums, recited poetry, told African stories and leapt around the stage with an infectious energy that soon had the audience swaying and shouting.” ~ The Eagle, Bryan-College Station, Texas
“King called upon his background in Shakespeare, dance, poetry and underground theater to include sound effects, mime, comedy and music. At times, he channeled Bill Cosby, The Three Stooges and Mister Rogers. Although King’s work is inspired by ancestral art forms, it would only be part of the story to label King an African storyteller.” ~The Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois
“He has a gift for engaging young people of all age groups,” ~ Toni Simmons, Zula B. Wylie Public Library, Cedar Hills, Texas
“One of the best children’s tellers I have ever seen” ~ Linda Goodman, Nationally Acclaimed Storyteller
“Students and adults are engaged and inspired by Oba…” ~ Robert Eriksen, Sun Foundation