The Los Angeles Times writing about Izzi Tooinsky said “The Wild Man is a wonderful cross between Garrison Keillor and Cirque De Soleil.” Both a storyteller and a vaudevillian entertainer he has performed on stages all over the world for 30 years from Tanzania to Wales to Burning Man in the Nevada desert. Everybody seeing his act agrees his performance is bold, original and creative. He is the author of two books, and creator of 17 storytelling CD’s. Tooinskys long list of awards include Disney Corporation Touring Award, National Endowment of the Arts/ International Storytelling Festival, Australian Touring Performer for the Department of Education, and the California Arts Council Touring Grant Recipient for 10 years. “Izzi brings a warm, light-hearted spirt to our festival. People smile as soon as he walks on the stage.” Lucinda Delorimer, storyteller and storytelling teacher. Contact him at izzitooinsky.com See him on stage at the AWSF at 6:30 p.m.