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August 19, 2020
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Online event
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Storyteller Muriel Johnson
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Storyteller Muriel Johnson

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Muriel is back! We love the way she shares a story.

Don't miss Muriel, as she breathes fresh new life into old tales. As a storyteller, Muriel shares her passion and warmth with audiences of all ages, in an interactive style that keeps everyone captivated. 

About Muriel Johnson
Muriel was born and raised in Salisbury, Maryland. As a child, she would sit in awe as her mother would read, tell stories, sing songs, and recite nursery rhymes. It was only natural that when Muriel became a mother and later a teacher, she was compelled to share the same way her mother had shared with her.  Muriel currently lives in the Bay Area, is the mother of three children, and has been an Early Childhood Educator for 20 plus years. She has performed at museums, colleges, festivals, pre-K and elementary schools, churches, and countless other venues from rural communities on the Eastern Shores of Maryland to the townships of Cape Town, South Africa.

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 free event received partial funding support from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.