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CATS Program on Storytelling with Valerie Kimble
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April 1, 2016

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1:45-2:45 pm
Sponsored by CATS

Session Description

Storytelling is a bridge to understanding. Oral stories entertain while they teach and are long remembered. They are effective with any audience, if carefully selected and well told. Find out about the criteria for selecting the right story for any audience, and the best way for each person to tell it in this demonstration session.

Session Objective

Participants will learn how to select stories appropriate for any age group and to become aware of effective techniques of oral storytelling via observation.


Storytelling for OLA (PowerPoint slides)

Valerie Kimble

Photo of Valerie KimbleValerie Kimble has told stories in schools, libraries, churches, treatment centers, day care centers, Head Starts, and performing art centers to audiences of all ages tor over 30 years. As part of a storytelling delegation to Egypt, Valerie told stories at the Library of Alexandria. Valerie is a long-time member of the Territory Tellers of Oklahoma, the Tejas Storytelling Association and the National Storytelling Network. She lives in Norman, and is employed by the Pioneer Library System as a librarian and storyteller.

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