Barbara H Clark

StoryMasters Proudly Presents

Can We Really Talk About That?

Have you hesitated to develop a story because you thought the subject was too delicate for storytelling? If so, this 4-hour discussion-demonstration workshop, limited to 30 participants, will help answer your questions about when, where, and why such stories might be appropriate.

Participants will also learn how to structure stories on difficult subjects in a way that does not embarrass the storyteller or offend the audience.

Acclaimed Storyteller Barbara H. Clark will conduct the in-person workshop, which will include a discussion of topics you may be avoiding, as well as demonstrations from her repertoire of tested stories on difficult subjects.

Saturday, August 19, 2023

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Institute of Musical Arts

3210 W. 54th St, Los Angeles, CA 90043


There are a couple of ways to save a seat.

  1. Eventbrite ($55.20 including the service and transaction fees)
  2. PayPal ($52 including the service and transaction fees)
  3. Check ($50)
    • Check must be payable to StoryMasters
    • Please email Tina Tomiyama at and get the mailing address.
    • Your seat will be secured AFTER your check is received. If all the seats are taken before that, we will mail the check back to you.

Space is limited to only 30 students, so don’t delay in securing your spot!
Light refreshments will be served.


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Who Needs This?

ABCs Storytelling Workshop attendees

Have you hesitated to develop a story because you thought the subject was too delicate for storytelling? If so, this might be the workshop for which you have been waiting.

This is a four hour demonstration-discussion workshop on how to treat difficult subjects, such as:

  • Death and dying
  • Domestic violence
  • Child abuse
  • Racism

Barbara H. Clark

BARBARA H. CLARK is a professional storyteller who performs original personal stories written for adults. They include events from life in a small east coast town and in Los Angeles, stories of her family heritage, profiles of memorable relatives, and accounts of spooky events. She has performed in storytelling concerts and festivals all over southern California. Her polished stage presence reflects the 30 years she spent as an administrator with Los Angeles Public Library. Her love of books is seen in her 14 years as secretary to a Literacy Council which provided books and storytellers to 26 preschools. Barbara is a five-time recipient of L.A. City Cultural Affairs grants to perform her stories at Senior Citizen Centers, and a four-time recipient of foundation grants to teach personal storytelling to high school students. She served nine years as Artist-In- Residence at Vineyard Recreation Center teaching storytelling to seniors. She was recognized as an “Unsung Hero of the Year” in 2005 by KCET- TV for her work with seniors, and her storytelling workshop TELL ME A STORY was highlighted on television for the full month of February. Now in its 21st year, that workshop is currently sponsored by the Institute of Musical Arts where Barbara also serves as Artistic Director for the Ray G. Clark Theater. She is a recipient of the “Storytelling Spirit Award” presented by the Los Angeles Storytelling Festival, and the “Unsung Shero Award” presented by Women In NAACP. Barbara has a B.A. degree from Howard University and a M.L.S. degree from the University of Southern California.

Barbara H. Clark
Photo credit: Michael Hirabayashi

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