Kirk Waller, a professional storyteller from the Bay Area, will give a performance of “African-American Folktales” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at International House, Davis, 10 College Park.
Waller has immersed himself in storytelling, literature and the visual arts for more than 20 years. He summons all his talents and fuses them together — spoken word, rhythm, music and movement — to create an unforgettable storytelling experience.
He has garnered national recognition for his abilities, including being awarded the J.J. Reneaux Emerging Artist Grant by the National Storytelling Network and many more honors. His latest CD is “But Why? Stories, Music and Songs.”
Waller received his bachelor’s degree in English and his master’s in creative writing from San Francisco State University.
He has performed at festivals, schools, libraries, museums, churches and special events in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the country, including the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tenn.
He is a member of the National Storytelling Network, National Speakers Association, Storytelling Association of California and Delta Wordweavers.
Waller also is the director of storytelling programs at the Stagebridge Senior Theater Company in Oakland.
His appearance at International House is free for members; others are asked to pay $2 per child or $5 for a family. Children ages 4 to 9 are invited when accompanied by a parent.
The storytelling program at International House is made possible by a grant from Target.
For more information, call I-House at 530-753-5007.