NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK STORYTELLERS INC.

Present

“In the Tradition…”

40th ANNUAL NATIONAL BLACK STORYTELLINGFESTIVAL AND CONFERENCE

“40 Years STRONG: The Power of Black Storytelling!”

November 9 - 13, 2022
Baltimore, MD

CALL FOR TELLERS & WORKSHOP PRESENTERS

 

We are now accepting submissions for Featured Tellers & Workshop Presenters for the 40th Annual National Black Storytelling Festival & Conference being presented November 9 - 13, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland and Co-Hosted by The Griots’ Circle of Maryland, Inc.! 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.

 

Featured Tellers

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

 

Priority will be given to:

* Stories focusing on Theme: “40 Years Strong: The Power of Black Storytelling!”

* Featured Teller applicants who have NOT been featured at NABS
* Youth Tellers
* Tellers of Traditional African and African American Folktales

* Unique and energetic tellers!

 

Your Submission Checklist…

_____ Complete Application including the Cover Sheet completely filled out
_____ Promotional Package (optional)
_____ TWO references with contact information (ONE must be a storyteller)
_____ Your Bibliography (published books, articles, recordings, etc.) 1-page limit
_____ Biography for publication 50-words or less (will be used if selected)

_____ Visual representation of your work via Zoom (TBD)

* Applications must be transmitted and received by 11:59 pm, Tuesday,

            May 10, 2022  ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS!

* Email submissions 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 materials must be submitted in ONE complete email.

* Multiple emails will not be accepted!

* Send only what is listed on the submission list.

* Remember there is no need to send a video since a ZOOM meeting will occur for you to submit.

 

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:

* Skills for the beginner, novice and professional teller

* Crafting a story with cultural themes and characters

* Workshops specially designed for youth

* Our Storytelling Business: Basics for the Novice to Seasoned Professional

 

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)

_____ TWO references with contact information (ONE must be a storyteller)

_____ Your Bibliography (published books, articles, recordings, etc.) 1-page limit

_____ Biography for publication 50-words or less (will be used if selected)

 

Applications must be transmitted and received before 11:59 pm, Tuesday,

            May 10, 2022.  ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS!

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

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

 

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