November 12-16, 2014
"We delight in the beauty of the Butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty" - Maya Angelou
NABS' 1998 ZORA NEALE HURSTON AWARD WINNERS
"The greatest gift is not being afraid to question." – Ruby Dee
"Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change – it can not only move us, it makes us move." – Ossie Davis
Lighting the Way: Stories of Our Hereos/Sheroes - Past & Present, in Our Homes, Our Communities and in Our Nation
Esteemed storytellers Mary Carter Smith of Baltimore, MD and Linda Goss of Philadelphia, PA are the founders of the National Association of Black Storytellers, Inc. They conceived the idea in 1982 to give more opportunities for African American storytellers to be heard and for more of the rich heritage of the African Oral Tradition to be shared and preserved.