Storytelling Classes & Performers

Archived Q&A and Reviews

Storytelling classes or workshops for kids

Jan 2015 

I have two kids who are fairly good at story telling (I discovered this during a camping trip last year) and would like to help them develop these skills further. Does anyone know of any workshops or classes for kids to develop the art of verbal story telling? Thanks in advance. anon

Try the Storytelling Association of California [ ] Although statewide, many of the organizers are right here in the Bay Area. They do outreach to schools, and there are teen sessions at their annual Bay Area Festival every June. Story Fan

Storytelling by Michael Katz

April 2010

I've been seeing Michael Katz' name around a lot for storytelling, has anyone seen him perform or teach in an elementary school? I'm thinking about signing my daughter up for the storytelling class he's doing at Freight and Salvage. Thanks. curious about storytelling

Michael Katz performed at my daughters' school in Castro Valley and was amazing! He had two separate assemblies, one for K-2 and one for 3-5. I attended the K-2 and was surprised to see how focused the kids were (one of the kindergarten teachers said that she was shocked that he held her class's attention for 45 minutes!) He is very talented and has an incredible gift for telling stories and engaging children. Marshall Parent


I know a fabulous storyteller, named Michael Litzky. My daughter (age 4, almost 5) is absolutely enchanted with his tales, which come complete with different voices, songs, acting, and sometimes props and puppets. He has even been known to involve his audience as characters in the story, to great effect. He says that his normal rate is indeed $150 for a party (35 to 45 minutes for kids around age 5; 45 min to an hour for older kids), but that he is willing to negotiate based upon need, and that he could do $100. Give him a call! Here's his ad:

Tired of razzle-dazzle? I offer good old fashioned storytelling, with puppets and songs. Fabulous tales from around the world, full of kings and princesses, helpful animals and magical creatures. Michael Litzky, 510-865-3943.


Can anyone recommend a good storyteller or puppeteer for preschool age children? I'd like to have someone come in to my childrens' preschool to entertain the kids while the parents meet in another room. Cynthia

Muriel, a teacher at Monteverde Preschool is a wonderful storyteller. She has done a tour of local libraries etc. She could probably be reached at the school 848-3313. Leah