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Bill Harley: Storyteller, Musician, and Children's Author (Grades 4-6)

  • Scherr Forum Theatre 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard Thousand Oaks, CA, 91362 United States (map)

Bill Harley is an author, songwriter, storyteller, performing and recording artist. Recipient of Parent's Choice, ALA and two Grammy awards, Bill uses song and story to paint a vibrant and hilarious picture of growing up, schooling and family. In slice of life vignettes that exude warmth, with and wisdom , Harley uses a consummate storyteller's toolbox of tone, voice, delivery and pace, creating something palpable between himself and his listeners. Awarded the lifetime achievement award from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and an honorary degree from Hamilton College, Bill tours nationwide. His latest work is a book series about fourth grader Charlie Bumpers and is filled with Harley's trademark hilarity and heart. Don't miss this engaging performance that will totally absorb your students and encourage them to tell their own stories.

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Appproximately one-hour in length. Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, LIterature-Based, Music, Relationships and Family. | video | activities guide | writing ideas

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