Our Storytellers

Charlotte Blake Alston

Charlotte Blake Alston breathes life into traditional and contemporary stories from African and African American oral and cultural traditions.She was selected as Philadelphia Magazine’s “Best of Philly” and was the recipient of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Artist Of The Year Award (The Hazlett Memorial Award), which recognizes individual artists “for excellence in the Commonwealth.” She holds two honorary PhDs and received the Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Association. Learn more…

Josh Goforth

Josh Goforth was raised in what some might call the hillbilly area of the southern Appalachian Mountains. In describing his own youth, Josh says that he grew up 50 years behind the times. Rather than playing video games, he fished at the local fishing hole and trailed behind his granddads while they plowed their fields using horses. Learn more…

Ed Stivender

In reviews of his work, Ed Stivender has been called “the Robin Williams of storytelling” by the Miami Herald  and “a Catholic Garrison Keillor” by Kirkus Review.  Learn more…

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