Enjoy lively stories for young listeners and those who are young at heart.
In November 2023, the National Association of Black Storytellers hosts their annual conference in Baltimore. Through their Adopt-a-Teller program, the Pratt Library will host storytellers from around the nation to share a wealth of stories that celebrate African-centered traditions from around the world. These programs are sponsored by the National Endowment of the Arts and the Nora Roberts Foundation.
About Diane Macklin:
Master Storyteller Diane Macklin has dedicated over two decades to the art of storytelling and listening. She engages audiences with a dynamic, theatrical style that blends her creative background in movement, writing, and cultural mediation. She has performed from Massachusetts to California for venues such as the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Ojai Storytelling Festival, plus a host of schools, libraries, museums, and other venues.
She is the 2018 winner of the Jackie Torrence Tall Tale Contest for the National Association of Black Storytellers’ (NABS) Festival and Conference; the 2014 Maryland State Arts Council Apprenticeship Awardee with Mama Linda Goss, co-founder of NABS; plus the Taft Museum’s 2013 Robert S. Duncanson Artist-in-Residence.
She is fully invested in the ancient, transformative power of storytelling with its unique lens to showcase humanity. As a performer, workshop presenter, keynote speaker, and teaching artist, Diane aims to "Make a Difference, One Story at a Time!”
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 10:30am
606 Cherry Hill Road, Baltimore, MD 21225