Black Storytellers of WNY 11th Annual “Tell Me A Story!” Event

Tradition Keepers: Black Storytellers of WNY, will present their 11th annual “Tell Me A Story” event on Saturday, April 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Merriweather Library, 1324 Jefferson Avenue.

The program, free and open to the public, will feature workshops for children and adults on such topics as “Anansi: Not Your Average Spider Man,” “Telling Your Own Story” and “Telling In Poetic Verse.” There will also be snacks and a storytelling concert . “Tell Me A Story” is co-sponsored by Tradition Keepers, Zawadi Books and the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

     Tradition Keepers: Black Storytellers of Western New York have been embraced by the Western New York community since 1995; engaging audiences with their African and African American stories.  They have participated in Juneteenth Buffalo, Kwanzaa Buffalo, Jefferson Avenue Renaissance Arts Festival, Amistad Tour, Toronto Storytelling Festival, Niagara Falls Freedom Trail Festival, Rochester Intergenerational Storytelling Festival, and more. 

    Tradition Keepers : Black Story Tellers of WNY is  an affiliate of the National Association of Black Storytellers, Inc. an organization conceived   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.

     Local officers are Denise Chapman Acosta & Joy O’Banion, Co-Presidents ; Barbara Byrd, Secretary ; Marilyn Foote-Kragbe, Corresponding Secretary; Sharon Amos, Treasurer; and  Karima Amin, Historian.

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