Nationally renowned Storyteller Bil Lepp will pay a virtual visit to students at Oklahoma Road Middle School on Friday, April 30, 2021, from 9 to 9:30 a.m. (7th grade), 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. (6th grade), and 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. (8th grade).
To celebrate April as School Library Month, media specialist Carolyn Cherry wanted to simplify the library experience and focus on the fundamental art of stories. She had heard Bil Lepp at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee, a few years ago and thought he would be perfect for her students. He has mastered the art of telling personal stories, an art we may be losing with technology.
“I feel each student has a story to tell, and by seeing and hearing an award-winning, yet approachable, storyteller they will be inspired,” Cherry said.
A storyteller, author, and recording artist, Lepp’s works have received awards and recognition from The Parents’ Choice Foundation, The National Parenting Publications Association, and the Public Library Association. In 2011, he was awarded the National Storytelling Network’s Circle of Excellence Award. Lepp has been featured 15 times at the National Storytelling Festival and performed at major storytelling festivals, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and corporate events and functions across the country.