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March 20, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Menlo Park Library
800 Alma St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Erica Lann-Clark
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Storyteller Erica Lann-Clark

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

In honor of World Storytelling Day, we present a performance by renowned teller Erica-Lann Clark!

Celebrate World Storytelling Day with us, with a performance by the amazing Erica Lann-Clark!

Erica tells us she has "cooked up a spring feast of tasty stories for the whole family -- everyone from grandparents to grandkids."

About Erica Lann-Clark
Erica Lann-Clark is a full-time storyteller, solo performer and author. She has entertained audiences on college campuses, in museums, theaters, classrooms and conferences across the country and in Canada, Thailand, and Singapore. She's performed at major storytelling festivals including The Timpanogos Festival, The Bay Area Storytelling Festival, The Sierra Festival, and The National Storytelling Festival.

Lann-Clark started as an elementary school teacher in New York. She earned her MA in English Literature from NYU, studied theater at the HB Studio in New York, worked in off-Broadway theater as an actor, and became an award winning playwright. For six years she was Storytelling Director at Stagebridge Senior Theater Company in Oakland. Her solo shows have run to critical acclaim at The Marsh Theater in San Francisco, The Actors Theater in Santa Cruz, and elsewhere. She's received grants from Theater Bay Area, Cultural Council of Santa Cruz, and the Santa Cruz City Arts Commission.

"She has the house's attention from the minute she walks on to the stage, face aglow, as if some irrepressible imp has temporarily taken over her body. (She delivers) stories that sizzle with irreverence, wit and woman power."
- Sarah Phelan, Metro Publishing

About Storytelling
  • Storytelling is telling stories--without using a book
  • It's an ancient art form that predates libraries, and books, and writing
  • Traditional-style storytelling creates unique images in the mind of each listener
According to the National Storytelling Network, "storytelling is the interactive art of using words and actions to reveal the elements and images of a story while encouraging the listener’s imagination. In storytelling, the listener imagines the story."

This program is made possible thanks to funding from the Menlo Park Friends of the Library.