Biography

Oba William King, The Poetic Storyteller, tours nationally presenting programs  of story, song, and drum for all ages, all cultures.  He recently appeared at The National Storytelling Festival, the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library, and was the Featured Teller for two inaugural Festivals: Evanston Public Storytelling Festival  and Storyteller’s Festival at Park Forest Library.  His school and library based assembly presentation and Family Reading Night program continues nationally with rave reviews

A US Military Veteran, King is founder and director of JUSTUS arts Educational Entertainment, an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award Recipient, Illinois Humanities Council “Road” Scholar and Hidden Jewel of the Neighborhood.

Oba’s recent books include Firefly and Little Star, a storybook for young readers and R.E.A.D. designed for Pre-Teen and Tween aged youth each available online.

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