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
The National Association of Black Storytellers, Inc. (NABS) promotes and perpetuates the art of Black storytelling--an art form which embodies the history, heritage, and culture of African Americans. Black storytellers educate and entertain through the Oral Tradition, which depicts and documents the African-American experience. A nationally organized body with individual, affiliate and organizational memberships, NABS preserves and passes on the folklore, legends, myths, fables and mores of Africans and their descendants and ancestors - "In the Tradition..."
We envision strengthened communities through the telling, collecting, owning and institutionalizing of our stories.