Moʻolelo School Shows

Sign up your students for an exciting learning opportunity!

Engage with professional storytellers from across the Pacific Region, who will be joining PAʻI Foundation for the Moʻolelo Storytelling Festival (November 14-16). They are award-winning performers, each with many years of experience as teaching artists.

Moses Goods III – A highly-respected Native Hawaiian storyteller, playwright and actor from Maui, who you may also know as a Cultural Educator at the Bishop Museum.

Jack Dalton – Yupʻik storyteller of popular Alaska Native tales such as How Raven Created the Land and The Boy Who Ate Too Much, who has taught creative writing to over 30,000 students worldwide.

Brenda Wong Aoki and Mark Izu – Brenda is a San Francisco-based Japanese- American storyteller who tells cultural, funny, and scary stories, with musical accompaniment by her composer partner Mark.


Assembly – Available Nov. 12, 18, 19 Cost: $250

A performance of 60-90 minutes for the entire school or groups of primary, middle or high school students. Includes stories by all three performers and Q&A.

Classroom visits – Available Nov. 12, 18, 19 No charge

Bring all four artists into your classroom or divide them up to visit multiple classes, one per period. Each artist will share a story, discuss storytelling and writing as their profession and answer student questions.

Writing workshop with Jack Dalton – Available Nov. 18, 19, 20, 21 Cost: $500

An entire day with Jack at your school. Start with a performance of 30 to 60 minutes. For the rest of the day Jack visits as many classrooms as you wish for discussions of culture and story, lessons in metaphor, quick writing and vocabulary building exercises, and Yup’ik story dance.

For more information or to book a visit to your school, contact Ed Bourgeois at or (808)844-2001.

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