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Find  a Teller

Meet Some of Our Storytellers

Bob "The Griot" Smith

A storyteller for the young and the young at heart, Bob has told for Elementary Schools to Senior Centers. At the National Association of Black Storytellers Festival and Conference he has been a Workshop Presenter and Village Teller.


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"Mama B"   Karen Burdnell

Known as the children's storyteller, Karen is an expert in storytelling.  She has performed at schools, museums and libraries.


S. "Bunjo" Butler

Bunjo is a master storyteller performs for families, adults and children.  His presentation is often called edutainment!


Sista' Martha Ruff

Audiences join in the fun as Sista Martha shares stories for the family.  She has performed at festivals, museums and churches.



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The Griots’ Circle of Maryland is a membership organization which is open to all storytellers and story lovers.  We are not a booking agent but provide information about our members who are performing storytellers. This listing is not an endorsement.  The event organizer should  contact tellers directly and check their references if you intend to hire them. In this way, you can ensure that the storyteller you choose is a good fit for your needs. Fees, expenses, and contract requirements will vary and are to be settled between the teller and event organizer.