NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK STORYTELLERS INC.
& Co-Host: North Carolina Association of Black Storytellers 
Present 
“In the Tradition…”
36th ANNUAL NATIONAL BLACK STORYTELLING
FESTIVAL AND CONFERENCE 
“Weaving Tales from the Dismal Swamp to Moral Monday Marches” 

October 31-November 4, 2018
Cary, NC 

CALL FOR TELLERS & WORKSHOP PRESENTERS 

 

Submissions for Featured Tellers & Workshop Presenters are being accepted for the 36th Annual National Black Storytelling Festival & Conference being presented October 31-November 4,2018 in Cary, NC! Below are the guidelines on how to submit for Featured Teller or Workshop Presenter.

You must be a current member of NABS to apply for Featured Teller OR Workshop Presenter

Featured Tellers 

Featured Tellers will be selected for one or more storytelling concerts and should represent thefinest in the Blackstorytelling world! We invite you to help us continue our tradition!

 

Priority will be given to:

* Featured Teller applicants who have NOT been featured at NABS
* Youth Tellers
* Tellers of Traditional African and African American Folktales
* Visual representation of your work (URL or video)
* Unique and energetic tellers!

Your Submission Checklist…

_____ Complete Application including the Cover Sheet completely filled out
_____ Evidence of Your work; URL Links (preferred) OR audio OR digital video sample, cued (max. 10 minutes)
_____ Promotional Package (if available)
_____ THREE references (ONE must
be a storyteller)
_____ Your Bibliography (published books, articles, recordings, etc.) 2 page limit
_____ Biography for publication 75-words or less (will be used if selected)

* Applications must be Postmarked and/or received by 11:59 pm, February 26, 2018.

                                       ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS!

* Email to all three: afamstorytellers@gmail.com, keebuck54@ameritech.net  and bb71946@aol.com

* USPS submissions to: Dr. Caroliese Frink Reed – 859 N. 29th St. – Philadelphia, PA 19130

HELPFUL HINTS

* Remember to submit only ONE example of the best representation of your work.

* Application and submission materials must be submitted in ONE complete package and/or   email. (Multiple emails will not be accepted.)

* Send only what is listed on the submission list. Items will not be returned.

 

 Workshop Presenters

 

NABS is looking for experienced professionals who currently conduct specialized workshops. Successful workshop submissions will demonstrate your ability to execute dynamic and relevant presentations.

 

We are looking for, but not limited to, workshops that discuss:

 *            Storytelling ethics, consent and acknowledgement

 *            Cultural themes and characters in African and/or African American stories

 *            The business or commercial component of professional storytelling

 *            Workshops specially designed for youth that blend STEM and storytelling

 *             Storytelling 101 (Choosing the right story, technique, voice, music, movement and stage presence)

 

Your Submission Checklist…

 

_____ Complete Application including the Cover Sheet completely filled out

 _____ One page workshop description with title, length, objectives, tech needs and

             intended audience (general, youth)

 _____ Photograph (High Resolution, 300 dpi, jpeg: Color or Black & White)

 _____ Promotional Package (if available)

 _____ THREE references (ONE must be from a storyteller)

 _____ Your Bibliography (published books, articles, recordings, etc.) 2 page limit

 _____ Biography for publication 75-words (or less) or less (will be used if selected)

 

* Applications must be Postmarked and/or received before 11:59 pm, February 26, 2018.
                                ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS!

 

* Email to all three: afamstorytellers@gmail.com, keebuck54@ameritech.net and bb71946@aol.com

 

* USPS submissions to: Dr. Caroliese Frink Reed –859 N. 29th St. –Philadelphia, PA 19130 

 DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION