Michael is a multicultural storyteller of African, African-American and International Folktales, Historical tales, Stories of Science, Spiritual stories as well as stories of the brilliant and absolutely stupid things he has done in his life!
His stories inform, educate, inspire and amuse. His storytelling style is energetic and enthusiastic. Michael has traveled to many countries and his travels have reaped a harvest of tales that testify to the unity within the diversity of the human spirit.
Michael is director of the GRIOT Workshop, a storytelling collective in Los Angeles and is on the Board of Directors of the National Storytelling Network.
He loves his job!
Publications and Prizes
Just Stories Festival - Chicago (2008), California State University, Long Beach - Black History Month, Spoken Word Event (2007), The Getty Museum, Los Angeles - Family Storytelling, "Bust of a Man" (2007), Malibu United Methodist Church, Malibu, CA - Tales by the Sea (2005)
*Sharing Hope 1998- Durban South Africa
*Leadership & Service Award 2003- National Storytelling Network
*Sprit of Storytelling Award 2007- LA Storytelling Festival
What I'm Reading Now:
Toussaint Louverture by Madison Smartt Bell
THe Story Factor- Annette Simmons
The Tipping Point- Malcolm Gladwell
Autobiography of Malcolm X
Autobiography of a Yogi
Angela Shelf Meadearis
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Listing last updated: August 7, 2008