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NSN Storyteller Profile ... Michael Litzky

4096 Piedmont Ave. #139
Oakland, CA 94611

(510) 418-5142


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Michael has been telling since he was a kid. In his twenties, he began performing professionally, and earned a Certificate in Storytelling from Dominican College. He has appeared at festivals, fairs, schools, day cares, libraries, campfire circles, on radio and TV for audiences from preschoolers to seniors. His richly varied stories are entertaining, moving, and often dramatic and visual. Many are venerable folk and fairy tales, polished and shining with vitality. Others are original: childhood stories, historical reconstructions and fantasies. Many are whimsical and funny; others mix smiles with tears.

Of course, Michael has a story to tell about storytelling: I volunteered in a homeless shelter. When I walked in, the TV was on, and parents and kids were staring in that ghastly blue light like they were dead. After I told stories, adults and kids were talking with each other and the kids were drawing pictures from the stories. That, in a nutshell, is what I love to do.

Types of stories I tell:

Original and traditional stories from around the world, told with sparkle and a loving heart.

I tell stories for:

All Ages

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Organizations I belong to:

Storytelling Association of California