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October 2, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Menlo Park Library
800 Alma St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Storyteller Michael Katz
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Michael Katz: Far Away and Close to Home

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Our 4th Annual Storytelling Festival concludes with a very special guest teller on tour!

Take an enjoyable and magical journey within folktales of other lands, while reflecting on stories at home. Katz, on tour from Santa Barbara, has been a storyteller for 35 years. He closes out this year’s Storytelling Festival as he weaves together the comic and the profound.

Program content is suitable for ages 8 and up.

About Michael Katz
“Michael Katz launched into his first tale, silence reigned. Katz is a versatile performer and wonderful storyteller.”
  – Los Angeles Times

Michael Katz has been a storyteller since 1984, and has been featured at such illustrious locations as the openings of both the Los Angeles Getty Center and the Disney Concert Hall. Michael tells stories which weave together both the comic and the profound using his own highly energetic, animated, and interactive style of storytelling. His stories include multicultural folktales, myths, original stories and personal narratives. Katz's CD of recorded tales, "Far Away and Close to Home," is the winner of a Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award.

About Storytelling
Storytelling is telling stories--without using a book. It's an ancient art form that predates libraries, and books, and writing.  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 event is made possible in part by funding from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.