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October 15, 2020
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online event
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Closeup of storyteller Chetter Galloway, smirking and raising a hand
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Storytelling Festival: Chetter Galloway

Thursday, October 15, 2020

In his first visit to our festival, this accomplished teller shares trickster tales for adults and teens!

In a performance intended for adults and teens, Chetter presents: "A Tale of a Few Tricksters!"

Some sneaky, some clever, some greedy, some wise, these characters are like birds of a feather whose stories flock together.

Come enjoy a diverse collection of fun filled folktales from the African diaspora with Storyteller Chetter M. Galloway.

About Chetter Galloway
Storyteller Chetter Galloway is a raconteur of African and African-American stories. He honed his craft at East Tennessee State University in their Masters of Storytelling Program. Chetter has recorded three storytelling albums, and has performed across the country at notable venues such as: Atlanta’s High Museum of Fine Art, The National Black Arts Festival, and The Smithsonian. A native of Sufflolk, Virginia, he now resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

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.