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"Our children may hear about hero's of the past, out task is to make ourselves architects of the future"
Past president of The National Association of Black Storytellers, Inc. Queen Nur was featured in Essence Magazine and recently facilitated a storytelling project in Cameroon, Africa.
"Storyteller For Peace"
Before Black Panther...
we had Brother Ali, a multi-instrumental griot for peace & unity.
A founding member of KOTC. Charlotte is a recent recipient of The National Association of Black Storyteller's Brother Blue Storytelling Award. Charlotte is a international Storyteller, Griot and Jeli. She also is the storyteller in residence for the Philadelphia Orchestra.
is a Philly based Performing Artist. She is still exciting her audiences by sharing her Jazz Poetry and Cultural Stories for the last two decades.
A Storyteller and Educator.
Nzinga "The Poet", uses her Art to Educate, Motivate and Uplift!
Nzinga "The Poet" is available for : Live Performances, Workshops, Residencies, and Classes.
A founding member of KOTC, Jawara tells her grandfather's tales, original and fictional stories. A published author, her story "The Crumb Snatchers" is published in "Jump Up and Say! A Collection of Black Storytelling" edited by Linda and Clay Goss.
Sunshine, Sparkles & Stories!
Karen is also available in the state of Delaware.
Paul D. Best is a elementary school teacher in Philadelphia. He loves telling stories, personal, real and imaginary. A dynamic and humorous teller, he enjoys taking on characters and engaging everyone in his story circle, to focus, listen and learn something very interesting in his circle.
Dee is a spoken word artist & poet.
Our renewed member and long time supporter of KOTC.
Welcome forward Dee!
We welcome you to join Keepers Of The Culture in the storytelling movement. To enrich, educate and entertain in schools, festivals, corporate, libraries, social and private organizations.
As we continue "Telling Our Story, Claiming Our Glory!"
We welcome our newest member as of May 2018!
"Momma Bernadene" is a author, book publisher, songwriter and vocalist. Her workshop offerings include poetry, personal development, social sustainability and celibacy. She is also a member of International Book Publishers Association.
Storytelling Irma is a life time advocate for inter-generational storytelling. A historical re-enactor and with guitar in hand, she brings alive stories with music and interactive songs for all ages.
Professional comedian and storyteller Erma reveals the humor in human nature.
"Storytelling...everything is possible!"
Oni offers a variety of cultural enrichment storytelling & wellness programs for all audiences.
Brother Hasan debut as a growing Griot, with his telling of Aesop's "Sticks in a Bundle" for Family Day 2018. His memorable presentation was an excellent example of reaping what you sow.
"Mom Read" is a librarian, storyteller and sharer of stories for everyone!
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FEBRUARY : no meeting
MARCH 9 - APRIL 12 - MAY 11 - JUNE 8 - JULY 13 - AUGUST 10 - SEPTEMBER 14 - OCTOBER 12 - NOVEMBER - no meeting for NABS convention - DECEMBER 8
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The fern is a hardy plant that can grow in difficult places.
"An individual who wears this symbol suggests that he has
endured many adversities and outlasted much difficulty."
(Willis, The Adinkra Dictionary)
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