Suspenseful Stories of African American Folklore

Suspenseful Stories of African American Folklore


Friday, October 30, 2020    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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From humorous tales of divine intervention to talking skulls and ghastly ghosts in the graveyard, this program has suspenseful, chilling tales that just may make you jump! They are stories from the African oral tradition rooted in folklore from the African American authors who collected them.

This program is best suited for ages ten and above.

The first 20 registrants will receive a free Spooky Stories bag, which includes two scary and suspenseful books for young readers.

Chetter Galloway:

Virginia native Chetter Galloway grew up hearing his father tell stories on Sunday road trips. He became interested in the art of storytelling while working as historical interpreter at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and honed his craft at East Tennessee State University’s graduate program in Storytelling.

Chetter’s animated and engaging style has taken him on journeys across the United States performing as both a living historian and storyteller at venues such as the National Black Arts Festival, The National Storytelling Summit, and the Smithsonian. He is a member of Kuumba Storytellers of Georgia, the National Association of Black Storytellers, the National Storytelling Network, Southern Order of Storytellers, & Toastmasters International.

Registration and additional information available HERE.