Cameron University Library and Lawton Area Reading Council sponsor storytelling sessions for elementary school children

The Cameron University Library and the Lawton Area Reading Council (LARC) are pleased to bring noted authors David Titus, Kim Doner and Rebecca Dotlich to campus this semester. Each will be featured in three presentations on two consecutive days. Titus will appear on March 4-5; Doner on March 24-25 and Dotlich on May 1-2. The presentations are aimed at elementary school children and are open to the public at no charge.

A popular author, storyteller and “string man,” Titus will make his presentations in the Shepler Ballroom at 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. With a piece of string and a thread of a story, Titus captures his audience, young and old. He has been entertaining children and adults in libraries, schools, churches and at conferences and festivals since 1968. He travels extensively, consulting, conducting workshops and residencies, instructing adults in storytelling, and collecting stories and string figures.

Collecting string tricks from Tibetan refugees in Nepal, Pakistani refugees in Cairo, or a traveler in the Seoul airport, Titus shares them in other parts of the world. He is the author of "Native American String Figures," "African String Figures" and "Native Alaskan String Figures," oversized soft-cover books with pictures and written directions for making a number of figures that he has collected on his travels.

Titus has been a librarian in Ohio, Michigan, Honduras, and Oklahoma and has served as a consultant in the areas of library and media programs for the Oklahoma State Department of Education. He is a past president of Territory Tellers, the statewide storytelling guild.

LARC is a service organization dedicated to promoting a life-long love of reading and is open to all who strive to give students the gift of reading. The organization provides opportunities for public school students to interact with outstanding authors, illustrators, and presenters. Dr. Lynda Robinson, CU Professor of Education, is the organization’s president.

For more information, contact Dr. Judy Neale, Cameron University Library, at 581-2855, or Dr. Lynda Robinson, Cameron University Department of Education, at 581-7915.

February 25, 2014
PR# 14-042