Photo by Christina Strong.
Photo by Christina Strong.

Tuesday, July 8-Wednesday, July 9

Storyteller Kirk Waller is this year’s guest of the Jeanne B. Goodwin Storytelling Workshop and Festival at Rudisill Library, 1520 N. Hartford Ave., Tulsa. The director of storytelling programs with the Stagebridge Senior Theater Company in Oakland, Calif., Waller is a 2010 recipient of the J.J. Reneaux Emerging Artist Grant presented by the

National Storytelling Network among other awards. He’s also known for his musical and movement-infused style of storytelling. The workshop and festival event is named in honor of the late Goodwin, a lifelong educator and advocate for literacy.

Waller will present a workshop from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, at the library, where he’ll demonstrate spoken word techniques in rhythm and movement to accent the storytelling experience. It’s free and open to the public. The following day, Waller shares his craft with a young audience at Rudisill. The storytelling festival is at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, and is free and open to the public. For more, visit

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