The National Association of Black Storytellers (NABS) presented the prestigious Brother Blue Circle of Elders Award to charter member Elder Florence Edmunds. The award ceremony was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 1, 2016 at NABS 34th Annual Storytelling Festival & Conference. Ms Flo was born in Philadelphia and had not been home prior to this event for more than three (3) decades! Ms Flo is a current member of Black Storytellers of San Diego (BSSD). The event was very well attended and filled with entertainment and activities!
On Sunday October 16, the Black Storytellers of San Diego hosted a fantastic book-signing event with the award winning author, Tayari Jones at the Malcolm X Library-Valencia Park Branch! Jones discussed her critically acclaimed book: "Silver Sparrow" and also mesmerized the audience while reading excerpts from her novel.
The event also included Music by Lisa Sanders, guitarist and a special musical selection by Esther and Wesley Thomas. The evening culminated with a special book signing by the author. The full-house event included students, instructors, professors, parents and community members!! The event was tremendously enjoyed by all!!
Click here to learn more about Tayari Jones at her personal website
Click here to learn about Tayari Jones at NEA
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