Bill Harley, a two-time Grammy Award-winning storyteller and musician, will perform at UNCG on Monday, Sept. 9.

Harley’s performance, free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in the Elliott University Center Auditorium. His material is tailored to children and families.

A reviewer for the Boston Globe summed Harley up succinctly: “He combines wry observation with well-crafted folk, pop and rock music to tell tales that tickle the funny bone and tease the brain.”

Harley uses song and story to paint a vibrant picture of growing up, parenting and family life. His work spans the generation gap, reminding his audiences of their common humanity.

Harley is a regular commentator for NPR’s “All Things Considered” and featured on PBS. He joined the National Storytelling Network’s Circle of Excellence in 2001 and tours worldwide as an author and performing artist.

His visit is sponsored by the UNCG University Libraries with support from the Pam and David Sprinkle Children’s Book Author and Storyteller Series Fund. A book signing  follows the performance.

For more information on the event, contact Barry Miller at (336) 256-0112 or

Visit Harley’s web site at