Eight Young Keepers of Story, in Need of Support

You may recall that last fall, the African Folk Heritage Circle did a workshop series for young people and their parents. This workshop introduced the families to Kwanzaa culture and African–American history through stories, songs and games.

Recently, we learned from the Circle’s Dr. Joyce C. Duncan that she would like her intergenerational workshop group to be part of the ‘Affiliates Village Tellin’ ‘ component at the 34th Annual National Association of Black Storytellers [NABS] Festival and Conference, which this year will happen in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from November 2nd–6th.

Eight young people from the 2015 workshop have offered to represent NYC at the NABS Festival and Conference, but they will need financial support to make the trip to Philadelphia. The AFHC is seeking donations of $500.00, but will also gladly accept any amount you are able to donate.

Donations should be made payable and sent ASAP to:

African Folk Heritage Circle, Inc.
365 West 28th Street
New York, N.Y. 10001

You can call Thelma Thomas at 1–212–807–1570 or Dr. Duncan at 1–212–568–1645 if you have any questions.

And thank you in advance for support eight vital dreams of story.

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The Storytelling Center is an organization devoted to promoting excellence in storytelling, to increasing public awareness of storytelling as an art form, and to providing opportunities for all people who are interested in storytelling — opportunities to share resources, learn skills, meet storytellers, and explore stories of enduring meaning.

In pursuit of these goals, it engages in a range of activities including but not limited to:

• workshops on the various aspects of the art of storytelling;
• online networking (including our website);
• meetings at which members can tell stories and hear other tellers; and
• special projects such as storytelling festivals, study and research projects, concerts by master storytellers, or any similar project that the Board feels relates to its statement of purpose.

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Bronx, New York 10471

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Beginning this year, anyone who becomes a member of the Storytelling Center of New York City can schedule one coaching session with an experienced storyteller.

Thank you for your support of storytelling in New York!