NABS Membership 

 A Great Year to Become a Life Member or
Upgrade from Silver to Gold and receive the NABS' Coveted Gold Pin



Join or Renew your Membership by Mail – please download and complete application:

2017 Membership Application.


Join or Renew your Membership Online - use your credit card securely: 
Click Here to Join or Click Here Renew or Upgrade Online

Among the many benefits of membership are:

  • Network with storytellers who use the power of story in a wide variety of settings (education, cultural arts, social service, corporate sector, etc.) with all ages and cultures
  • Collaborating with and/or initiating mentoring partnerships with other members
  • Potential for one's own growth and development inspired by stellar performances of other tellers
  • Learning from the research of our member and guest scholars who contribute to the continuing exploration of our history and power potential of Black Storytelling
  • Opportunity to perform at national storytelling festivals
  • Option to sell publications and recordings at national storytelling festivals
  • Reduced registration fee for "In the Tradition..." Annual National Black Storytelling Festival and Conference
  • Free and reduced fees for Professional Development Webinars
  • Monthly and Quarterly publications
  • Option to provide personal service and availability information on the NABS web site and publications
  • Opportunity to visit hosting festival cities, also exploring the history of our people in those locations through planned tours and other related activities
  • Phenomenal sense of connection that can be experienced by attending NABS Festivals

You won’t find anything like it anywhere!