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September 18, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downstairs Program Room
800 Alma St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Storyteller Seung-Ah Kim
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From South Korea: Storyteller Seung Ah Kim

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Our 4th Annual Storytelling Festival continues with a wonderful international guest: we are excited to welcome back Seung Ah Kim!

This week, Seung Ah Kim shares the tale of Bari, the Abandoned Princess. Cursed royalty, an abandoned baby, and a trip to the underworld: on tour from her home in South Korea, Seung Ah shares one of the oldest and best-known epics in Korean mythology. 

Performing in beautiful traditional Korean garb, Seung Ah shares her stories in a dynamic, interactive, and engaging way, specializing in tales for adults.

Program content is suitable for adults and teens.

About Seung Ah Kim
Seung Ah Kim is Korea's first contemporary professional storyteller and the founder of Arirang Storytelling concert. She is now on her “K-Culture Storytelling World Tour,” with the goal of sharing Korean stories & culture with a million people around the world. She has traveled to countries including the USA, Canada, Singapore, Italy, Greece, Malaysia, Kenya, India, and Indonesia, sharing her love for Korean culture. 

Seung Ah says her dream is to establish a Storytelling Foundation and Center in South Korea, organizing storytelling and arts events to share and preserve traditional culture and stories from all over the world. For now, though, she will travel all over the world to share her stories.

About the Menlo Park Storytelling Festival
From September 7-October 2, enjoy the wonderful art of traditional oral storytelling, with a variety of visiting artists.
  • September 18: Seung Ah Kim
  • September 19: John Weaver
  • September 25: Bobby Norfolk
  • September 29: Olga Loya
  • September 30: Film Screening: Belonging in the USA: The Story of Michael D. McCarty
  • October 2: Michael Katz

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.