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An interactive performer. A wonderfully engaging Storyteller. Oba, presents the traditional art form as though it were a sacred gift. He is Author of two fantastic storybooks for young readers. An Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award Recipient and featured performer at National Storytelling Conferences including, National Association of Black Storytellers, Jonesborough National Storytelling Festival, Signifying and Testifying Annual Festival in Minneapolis, Mn. Oba is an audience favorite at local and regional libraries, he has presented his signature storytelling performance at The Kennedy Center of Performing Arts and The George Bush Presidential Library (2 years in a row). IT’s Storytelling Time! You can easily schedule a performance here or via the website where you can also view videos and see photos of past performances. www.obawilliamking.com
The Poetic Storyteller’s specialties are Early Childhood, Parent Involvement, Teen/Tween programming and Family Reading Night. All programs adapt to fit the age of the audience and needs of the venue. Master Performer Lectures and M/C for “ Conversations with Adults.... Block booking schedule preferred (multiple locations in concentrated period of time).
We have had Oba perform with us for years - he's utterly engaging and mesmerizing. I've seen toddlers on the verge of a meltdown become distracted by his drum filled stories and become rapt with attention. I highly recommend.
Everybody really enjoyed Oba's stories, and he is easy to work with. He adapted his program to accompany our One Book selection, and did a great job. An engaging all ages show.