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Dedicated practitioners and listerners gather at festivals that celebrate and demonstrate storytellings enduring power.
Ellis, vice president for the Historic Area at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, explaining the magic of storytelling.
Professional storytellers like Nothando Zulu, director of the Minneapolis-based Black Storytellers Alliance, and Jamal Koram of Philadelphia's Keepers of the Culture oral tradition organization, make a living at steady gigs with schools and libraries during "storytelling season, when school is open and, of course, there's high demand around Kwanzaa, Black History Month and King's birthday," says Baltimore librarian Bunjo Butler, a member of the Griots' Circle of Maryland, an affiliate of the nation's largest black storytelling group, the National Association of Black Storytellers (NABS).
NABS annually produces the major black storytelling festival in the nation, which now attracts upwards of 500 people(see "Storytelling Festivals and Resources, 2003" page 62).
com)-- Eric Wolf (Brother Wolf) will be presented with the Oracle Award in recognition of his work as producer and host of the Art of Storytelling with Brother Wolf Show during the last evening of the National Storytelling Conference on July 31st, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
The National Storytelling Network is dedicated to advancing the art of storytelling - as a performing art, a literacy tool, a cultural transformation process, and more.
The Art of Storytelling with Brother Wolf Show has had over 127,000 downloads since it began podcasting in 2007.