NABS 32nd Annual National Black Storytelling Festival & Conference!
November 12-16, 2014
Lighting the Way: Stories of Our Heroes/Sheroes - Past & Present, in Our Homes, Our Communities and in Our Nation
Beloved Mary Carter Smith
Mama Linda Goss
Mama Linda Goss is an award winning storyteller, author and visionary! She was born Linda Yvonne McNear into a storytelling family. She learned the art of storytelling while growing up near the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in an aluminum factory town named Alcoa, TN. During family gatherings, Linda would sit quietly and listen to her grandfather Murphy, her parents, aunts and uncles laugh, gossip and swap stories. Since then, Linda has gathered stories from personal experience and hundreds of folktales over decades of study and performance that fill her repertoire. She greets audiences wherever she goes with bells ringing and chanting, ‘Well, oh well, oh well! It’s Storytelling Time!’