Join us for a special story time in celebration of Black History Month featuring Storyteller Kirk Waller. Kirk will share traditional African American stories and songs.
This is a Library event which will be held at the Grove Park play area. Grove Park is located across the street from the Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch at 1730 Oregon Street. Please wear a mask to this outdoor event.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library.
With a lifelong love of story, literature and the performing arts, Kirk Waller has been immersed in these art forms for over 20 years. He summons all of his talents and masterfully 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, receiving a Parent’s Choice Foundation GOLD award for his latest CD, But Why? Stories, Music and Songs, First Place in the Phi Rho Pi National Forensics Speech Championship and was also a Marin Arts Council Community Arts Grant recipient for his work with Fair Housing of Marin, Colors Diversity Storytelling Project. Kirk has told at festivals, schools, libraries, churches and events in the San Francisco Bay Area and across our nation, including the National Storytelling Festival.