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Storytelling by Queen Nur

Release date: February 16, 2017

Storyteller Queen Nur http://queennur.com/ will present an afternoon workshop, and an eveing performance as part of the Storytelling Theme Semester. Queen Nur is a an alumna of Goucher's Master's in Cultural Sustainability program and currently President of the National Association of Black Storytellers. Queen sees stories as a central means of sustaining cultures and the people who participate in them, and building bridges of understanding across lines of difference.

Workshop

Queen Nur: Storytellers as Community Cultural Ambassadors

Monday, February 27 at 3:00pm 

Batza Room of the Athenaeum 

Performance

Queen Nur Performance

Monday, February 27 at 7:00pm 

Hyman Forum of the Athenaeum

Karen "Queen Nur" Abdul-Malik is a nationally renown storyteller and teaching artist. Sharing her gift, she has performed in venues from the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. to Equity Theater on Broadway, from the National Black Storytelling Festival to the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro. She has been the recipient of MidAtlantic Artist as Catalyst Grants for her work with Teens-at-Risk and Women's Shelters and the National Storytelling Brimstone Grant for her innovative community-based programs. The mother of three and grandmother of two, Queen received her Masters in Arts in Cultural Sustainability from Goucher College, and a Certificate in Dispute Resolution from Harvard Law School. Queen has recorded 2 CDs. "Sweet Potato Pie and Such," is an IParenting Media Golden Award Winner. "Live and Storified," for teens and up, was recorded at the Walt Whitman Cultural Arts Center in Camden, NJ. She is the 14th President and a Life Member of the National Association of Black Storytellers, Inc.

Both events are free and open to the public, but tickets must be reserved at www.tickets.goucher.edu. 

Event made possible by the Elizabeth B. and David Allen Robertson Lectureship Fund.