NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK STORYTELLERS INC.
Present
“In the Tradition…”
38th ANNUAL NATIONAL BLACK STORYTELLING
FESTIVAL AND CONFERENCE
“In The Footsteps Of The Ancestors”

 

November 18 - 22, 2020
Richmond, VA

 

CALL FOR TELLERS & WORKSHOP PRESENTERS

 

 

Submissions for Featured Tellers & Workshop Presenters are being accepted for the 38th Annual National Black Storytelling Festival & Conference being presented November 18 - 22, 2020 in Richmond, VA! Below are the guidelines on how to submit for Featured Teller or Workshop Presenter. You must be a current member of NABS to apply for Featured Teller OR Workshop Presenter.


You must be a current member of NABS to apply for Featured Teller OR Workshop Presenter.

Featured Tellers

Featured Tellers will be selected for one or more storytelling concerts and should represent the finest in the Blackstorytelling world! We invite you to help us continue our tradition!

 

Priority will be given to:

* Featured Teller applicants who have NOT been featured at NABS
* Youth Tellers
* Tellers of Traditional African and African American Folktales
* Visual representation of your work (URL or video)
* Unique and energetic tellers!

Your Submission Checklist…

_____ Complete Application including the Cover Sheet completely filled out
_____ Evidence of Your work; URL Links (preferred) OR audio OR digital video sample, cued (max. 10 minutes)
_____ Promotional Package (if available)
_____ THREE references (ONE must
be a storyteller)
_____ Your Bibliography (published books, articles, recordings, etc.) 2 page limit
_____ Biography for publication 75-words or less (will be used if selected)

*

Applications must be transmitted and received by 11:59 pm, Monday,
April 13, 2020….ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS!

* Email to all three: [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected]

* Questions should be directed to Dylan Pritchett (Festival Director) at (757) 561-6658

HELPFUL HINTS

* * Application and submission materials must be submitted in ONE complete email. 

* Multiple emails OR USPS mailed submissions will not be accepted.

* Send only what is listed on the submission list. 

* Remember to submit only ONE example of the best representation of your work.


Workshop Presenters

 

NABS is looking for experienced professionals who currently conduct specialized workshops. Successful workshop submissions will demonstrate your ability to execute dynamic and relevant presentations.

 

We are looking for, but not limited to, workshops that discuss:

 

We are looking for, but not limited to, workshops that discuss:
* Researching & developing Family and/or stories of the Ancestors
* African American Genealogy
* Cultural themes and characters in African and/or African American stories
* The business or commercial component of professional storytelling
* Workshops specially designed for youth and/or blend STEM and storytelling
* Story selection, crafting and presentation for African American audiences


 Your Submission Checklist…

 _____ Complete Application including the Cover Sheet completely filled out

_____ One-page workshop description with title, length, objectives, tech needs and intended audience (general, youth)
_____ Photograph (High Resolution, 300 dpi, jpeg: Color or Black & White)
_____ Promotional Package (optional)
_____ THREE references with contact information (ONE must be a storyteller)
_____ Your Bibliography (published books, articles, recordings, etc.) 2-page limit
_____ Biography for publication 75-words (or less) or less (will be used if selected)

* Applications must be transmitted and received before 11:59 pm, Monday,
April 13, 2020. ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS!

* Email to all three:  [email protected], k[email protected], and [email protected]

* Questions should be directed to Dylan Pritchett (Festival Director) at (757) 561-6658

 

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