About CABS

Cleveland Association of Black Storytellers, Inc.   is a non-profit cultural organization whose purpose is to perpetuate Black Storytelling and the Oral Tradition. We are storytellers, writers, poets, musicians, quilters, doll makers, puppeteers, teachers, librarians and more, who seek to use the African Oral Tradition to pass our cultural heritage, history and social values from one generation to another. Membership is open to those interested in the oral tradition of storytelling as well as those who may not be interested in becoming storytellers themselves, but would like to support the tradition of oral storytelling.

CABS, is an affiliate of the National Association of Black Storytellers,Inc. which is based in Baltimore, Maryland and is comprised of over 400 storytellers in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. Our programming includes networking, training programs, research, public performance and collaborations with other cultural arts organizations and artists of various disciplines.

 
Email Us: clevelandstorytellers@yahoo.com 

                        
"CABS Celebrating 20 Years of Blackstorytelling"
1995-2015
 
Join us at our monthly 
CABS MEETINGS 
Karamu House
2355 East 89th
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
6:30-8:30 p.m.
 
No Meeting in July
 
Next Meetings
Friday, May 22, 2015 
Friday, June 26, 2015 
 
Join Us at Station Hope 2015
featuring CABS Storytellers
Oluremi Oliver, Kwanza Brewer
Gloria Kellon, Jackkia Boyd, Felecia Tinker 
 
 
 

May 09, 2015

6:00pm-10:30pm
St. John’s Church and surrounding area
2600 Church Street
Cleveland, OH 44113

A BLOCK PARTY WITH A PURPOSE
AN ARTS EVENT FOR THE PEOPLE
A CELEBRATION OF HOPE

Back for a second year, Station Hope is a free one-night-only multi-arts event that celebrates the triumphs of the Underground Railroad, the history of St. John’s Church and contemporary struggles for freedom and justice. Staged in and around Ohio City’s historic church, Station Hope is a jubilant, immersive community event, featuring original work created by professional and community-based artists from across Northeast Ohio, working across many disciplines to address some of the most important issues of our time. Free and open to all ages.

Tickets: FREE 

 

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10th Annual Sisterhood Luncheon
June 6, 2015 
 
Tickets $35
Information: 216-556-3313
email: clevelandstorytellers@yahoo.com 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Black Storytelling Week 2013 
 

 
 
 
Children's Storytelling Concert
@ Rice Library
CABS Tellers 
Saturday, September 21, 2013
 
 
 

"HerStory" Concert at Karamu 
Featured Tellers
      Brenda Parker, Deborah Wright
Felecia Tinker & Kwanza Brewer 
 
 
 
 Open Mic Night
Terry Greene
 
 
 Daniel E. Morgan School
 
 
CABS Columbus, OH Youth Tellers
Richmond Mall Membership Meeting