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Date:
October 22, 2020
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:
Online event
Address:
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Email:
Cost:
Free
Storyteller Linda Yemoto, posing behind fan
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Storytelling Festival: Linda Yemoto

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Linda shares stories spooky, funny and wise!

Join Linda, as she shares some of her favorite nature tales, Asian folktales and ghost stories. Linda's lively performance will feature tales that are at turns spooky, funny, and wise – and all entertaining for the whole family.

About Linda Yemoto
For over 30 years, as a naturalist with the East Bay Regional Park District, Linda was known as "Ranger Linda" to thousands of Bay Area school children and families. She realized early in her career how stories could enliven her interpretive programs, and she was forever hooked. Linda has been involved in the storytelling community ever since. Since retiring from the Park District, she has become a storyteller and docent at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, where she loves interpreting the art through stories. She served on the Board of Directors of the National Storytelling Network for 6 years, and chaired the Bay Area Storytelling Festival for over 30 years. This year, the Storytelling Association of California awarded Linda with its "Regional Gem" honor.

About the Menlo Park Storytelling Festival
Our 5th Annual Storytelling Festival is all online! Thursday evenings in October (with one special Monday event), enjoy the wonderful art of traditional oral storytelling, with a variety of visiting artists.
  • October 1: Storyfest
  • October 8: Michael D. McCarty
  • October 12: Dovie Thomason
  • October 15: Chetter Galloway
  • October 22: Linda Yemoto
  • October 29: Olga Loya
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 free event received partial funding support from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.