Preliminary
Schedule-At-A-Glance

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The 36th “In the Tradition...” 
Annual National Black Storytelling Festival and Conference

"Our Storytelling Fabric:
Weaving Tales From the Dismal Swamp
  to Moral Monday Marches"

      October 31-November 4, 2018
    Cary, North Carolina

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, October 31, 2019



 6:00 AM – 9:00 AM         

 Complimentary Breakfast

8:30 AM – 8:55 AM

TOUR CHECK-IN

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 HERITAGE TOUR 

International Civil Rights Center & Museum
Greensboro, NC 27401

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM FESTIVAL REGISTRATION
5:45 PM BUSES LEAVE FOR PRE-FESTIVAL EVENT
6:15 PM

RECEPTION-NC STATE UNIVERSITY-
Sankofa Room
African American Cultural Center/
Witherspoon Student Center
North Carolina State University

 
THURSDAY, November 1, 2018   

 6:00 AM – 9:00 AM

 Complimentary Breakfast
 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM       Festival Registration
 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM  SCHOLAR’S PANEL: Maroon Societies of the
Great Dismal Swamp
Dr. Freddie Parker
 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM  CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
 

 “Navigating NABS”

NABS’ Board Members

 

 “Storytellers as Ambassadors of Peace and Social
Justice”

Mama Edie McLoud Armstrong

   “Life in the Dismal Swamp: The story

Told from the Oral to the Visual”

Pinky Strothers (Youth)

 12:00 noon – 1:15 PM  

 AKWAABA LUNCHEON

“Welcome to NABS”
Host: Sylvia Yancy Davis

 1:30 PM– 2:45 PM

 CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS

 

 Cultural Themes & Characters in
African American Stories: Creating Historical
Profiles

Deborah Strahorn

 

 “Poetry Out Loud: ‘Is This For Me?’”

Dr. Mary Ann Harris

   Wordology: See What I’m Saying

Oba William King (Youth)

 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM  

 “The Singing Gourds: Shekere Rhythms 

Omomola Iyabunmi
(Limited to 20 participants)

   SOS: Saving Ourselves-Creating Afrocentric

Superhero Stories: An Intergenerational
Storytelling Workshop (Youth & Adults) 

 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
(Session One)

 Story Coaching- Storytelling Success

Coaching by Master Storytellers

 3:45 PM – 4:15 PM
(Session Two)

 Charlotte Blake Alston and Baba Jamal Koram
(Limited participation)

 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM  VISIT THE MARKETPLACE

Dinner on Your Own

 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM       

Opening Gala!
Procession of Affiliates
Concert
Linda Jenkins Brown Award
Mother Mary Carter Smith Love Circle

 
 FRIDAY, November 2, 2018  
 6:00 AM – 9:00 AM  Complimentary Breakfast

 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

 Village Telling

NABS Affiliates

 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM  Conversation with the Elders (Youth)

Mama Linda Goss, Co-Founder

 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
(Session Three)

 Story Coaching-Storytelling Success

 Coaching by Master Storytellers

 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
(Session Four)
 Charlotte Blake Alston and Jamal Koram

Limited Participation)

 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

 “Honoring Our Ancestors’ Voices: Using Empowering
Words While Telling The Stories of Those Who Were

In Bondage” 

A. Anokwale Anansesemfo.


   Wording to Win: A Grant Writing Workshop

Queen Nur


   Building Effective Residencies

Emily Hooper Lansana

 12 Noon – 3:00 PM  Historic Tour – Youth

(Tentative)

 12 NOON – 2:00 PM

 Brother Blue Circle of Elders Awards Luncheon 
and Concert

 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

 2018 NABS MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Passing of the Cow Tail Switch

 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM  VISIT THE MARKETPLACE

Dinner on Your Own

 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM  “In the Tradition…” Concert

 SATURDAY, November 3, 2018

 
7:00 AM – 10:30 AM   Complimentary Breakfast
 9:30 AM – 12:00 Noon  Baba Jamal Koram Harambee

Youth Awards & Youth Concert

 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM  VISIT THE MARKETPLACE

Lunch on Your Own

 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM  Jackie Torrence Youth Tall Tale Contest
 2:45 PM – 5:00 PM  Jackie Torrence Adult Tall Tale Contest
 7:30 PM – 8:00 PM

 Zora Neale Hurston Awards

 

 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM  Zora Neale Hurston Concert
 SUNDAY, November 4, 2018

 

 8:00 AM  Breakfast
 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM  Mama Linda Goss Spiritual Breakfast Concert

 11:30 AM

 Closing Unity Circle

            
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