Girls Inc. Celebrates Black History Month and Storytelling

In celebration of Black History Month Author Shelia Williams spoke to Girls Incorporated.

Williams is a graduate of the University of Louisville and has published four novels. She spoke to the girls about writing in their journals and the importance of reading and storytelling, even in a new age world.

"Storytelling will never go out of style, and that includes television and movies and everytime you send a text message you're basically sending a simple story. I'm trying to promote that and hopefully reading will just go to a different level," Williams said.

Williams also encouraged the young girls to think creatively, adventurously and beyond what they've been told.

Williams will be the featured speaker in Black History Month at several area libraries. Those events are planned for Feb. 1, 2007, at WKU's Glasgow campus at 2 p.m. and the Bowling Green Public Library at 6 p.m. Also on Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, at WKU's Helm Library at 10 a.m. These events are free and open to the public.