National Black Arts Festival – Storytelling Events

The NBAF fans out across Fulton County to bring attention to literacy, imagination and the value of the telling of a good story. This year they are hosting book fairs at libraries in communities throughout Fulton County. Kuumba Storytellers and Special Guest Readers will tell the folk stories of West Africa, the Caribbean and the American South and encourage participants to create their own stories. Each child in attendance will receive a book at no cost when they present a library card. Catch a Story with NBAF and Kuumba Storytellers in the Community!

For more information, visit the Kuumba Storytellers website.

Saturday, July 6 at 1:00pm: Ernestine Brown
Adams Park Library
2231 Campbellton Road SW, Atlanta, GA, 30311

Tuesday, July 9 at 1:00pm: LaDoris Bias Davis
Kirkwood Library
11 Kirkwood Road, SE, Atlanta, GA 30317

Thursday, July 11 at 10:30am: Cynthia Watts
Carver Homes Library
215 Lakewood Way, Suite 104, Atlanta, GA 30315

Thursday, July 11 at 2:00pm: Cancelled
Thomasville Heights Library
1700 Thomasville Dr., SE, Atlanta, GA 30315

Friday, July 12th 11:00am: Amy Johnson
Ocee Library
5090 Abbotts Bridge Rd, Johns Creek, GA 30005

Saturday, July 13 at 1:00pm: Verna Muthoni
Fairburn Library
60 Valley View Drive, Fairburn, GA 30213

Saturday, July 13 at 1:00pm: Mama Koku 
Adamsville – Collier Heights Library
3424 Martin Luther King Jr., Drive, Atlanta, GA 30331

Saturday, July 13 at 1:30pm: Deborah Strahorn
Ponce de Leon Library
980 Ponce de Leon Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Tuesday, July 16 at 10:30am: Gwendolyn J. Napier
College Park Library
3647 Main Street, College Park, GA 30337

Wednesday, July 17 at 10:00am: Margaret Edinburgh
Georgia Hill Library
250 Georgia Avenue, SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Saturday, July 20 at 1:00pm: Nancy Sims
Cleveland Avenue Library
47 Cleveland Avenue, SW, Atlanta, GA 30315

Thursday, July 25 at 10:30am: Esther Culver
Roswell Library
115 Norcross Street, Roswell, GA 30075

Saturday, July 27 at 1:00pm: Gloria Elder
Bowen/Bankhead Library
2685 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy, NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Saturday, July 27 at 1: 00pm: Chetter Galloway 
East Atlanta Library
400 Flat Shoals Avenue, SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

Tuesday, July 30 at 1:30pm: Akbar Imhotep 
Alpharetta Library
238 Canton Street, Alpharetta, GA 30009

Three Invitations to Youth Storytellers

YOU ARE INVITED! – Three invitations to all Youth Storytellers

#1 All Youth Storytellers: YOU ARE INVITED to participate in the first annual Youth Day of Storytelling and Storytelling Day of Classes in Richmond, Virginia, at the National Storytelling Network (NSN) PreConference on July 31, 2013. Special classes and times for youth to tell stories are planned for that day by NSN’s Special Interest Group of YES (Youth, Education and Storytellers Alliance). For more details about this part of the Conference, please contact YES Board members: Anne Wallace at or Debbie Weston-From at

#2 All Youth Storytellers: YOU ARE INVITED to tell stories at Emerging Voices at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. If you are interested, please contact one of the coordinators: LaDoris Bias Davis at, Esther Culver at, or Anne Wallace at

#3 All Youth Storytellers: YOU ARE INVITED to participate in the annual Georgia Youth Storytellers’ competition. More information will be forthcoming, but please contact one of the ladies listed above for more information.