Story Teller Kirk Waller's Guestbook





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Hi Kirk,
I attended the Storytelling Workshop you gave at Rudasill Library last night.You are a wonderful storyteller.I enjoyed your stories so much.Your workshop was excellent.I received many useful tips. I especially liked the tip about preparing children for storytelling in a fun ways through call and response!
Thank you,
Elaine Faith


Added: July 9, 2014
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Kirk-
I had absolutely no idea that having you spend time in my 2nd grade classroom through an Artist in Residency program would not only teach my students but myself as well. My students learned the art of storytelling through all of your amazing and engaging activities. They learned to step outside of their comfort zone and grow. I am a 26 year veteran teacher and your time with my students also gave me the opportunity to see teaching through new eyes. I feel I became a better teacher after all these years through observing you. Thank you SO very much and I wish you much continued success.


Added: May 23, 2014
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Enjoyed your storytelling media!

Added: January 13, 2014
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Hi, Kirk,

This is a belated but heartfelt thanks for driving all the way up to Calistoga to help me celebrate my 60th birthday.

My wife (Michele) and I have enjoyed storytelling festivals in the past and have enjoyed your craft for years (being Southern, this comes naturally to her). I think I've enjoyed your offerings the most, and I'm REALLY REALLY REALLY happy you were here. It perfectly complemented the guest visits, the food, the ice cream and the general celebratory nature of a very special day.

I hope you continue this artistry for many years to come, and with any luck we'll run into you again sometime in the future.

Best of luck.


Added: September 30, 2012
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Dear Kirk Waller,
I spontaneously joined my son Ilari (6) and his afterschool program at the Black History Month program at the Presidio Library. I had no idea that we were in for such powerful and moving experience. It meant a lot to me to hear directly from you, a fellow Bay Area raised individual, the legacies of slavery, determination, and survival of your people through the 3 stories and song you shared: "Little Daughter and the Wolf," Henry "Box" Brown, and the Legend of John Henry. The stories came alive with personal and historic nuance as you and your banjo spoke. I could tell from the expressions on their faces that these tellings drew great interest, joy, and deep concern from the children that I hope they will follow up on with the adults in their lives. It was also wonderful to see Elijah and Eric, your sons included in your art.
Thank you and much appreciation,
Julia Glanville


Added: February 25, 2012
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I thought you might like some feed back on Saturday eveningís event.

The lady sitting behind me was in tears at the end. Her eyes had welled up and she was so overwhelmed. It was her first storytelling experience with you (she was invited by a friend) and she went on and on about how she could see herself in the stories and deeply felt everything that happened in each story.

Thank you for a wonderful evening of storytelling, fun and relaxation. I too was taken far and away in some of your stories. More people should have the opportunity to experience your special style. Wishing you many years of creativity, adventure and success. I had a great time, met great people and enjoyed wonderful treats. Too bad I didnít win a prize,
:D


Added: September 14, 2011
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Hi Kirk,
I have seen your name over the years associated with story telling and can't help wondering if you are the Kirk Waller who went to Eden Gardens School and was in my 4th grade class. I remember taking a Kirk Waller up to Cal State Hayward (East Bay) to try out for the part of a Munchkin in the Wizard of Oz with Bobby Garcia and Michelle Dawson (?). All three of you got parts and I think I recall that Bobby got the part of the Mayor. It was a wonderful production and of course the rest of the class came to see the performance.
I would love to know if you are that Kirk Waller. Us teachers always like to hear how their students turn out after they "grow up". I have been retired since 2001, but still volunteer back at Eden Gardens in the Library.
I would love to hear from you if you are "my" Kirk Waller,
Miss Major


Added: August 26, 2011
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Hey Mr. Kirk!!! Great site!! Be blessed!!!

Added: July 12, 2011
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Hello Kirk Waller,
I enjoyed the videos of your performances. Wow ! You possess AMAZING Story Telling Ability !

Regards,
Venkat


Added: July 6, 2011
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