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Black storytellers event to include group's national president

Janice Curtis Greene, president of the National Association of Black Storytellers, will be at the Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library on Saturday for the 11th annual "Tell Me a Story," which runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the library, 1324 Jefferson Ave.

The program, sponsored by Tradition Keepers: Black Storytellers of Western New York, will include storytelling workshops for children and adults as well as a storytelling concert and an expected performance by Greene.

Greene, from Windsor Mill, Md., has been telling African, African-American and multicultural stories for over 25 years and is immediate past president of the Griots' Circle of Maryland. She is known for telling the stories of the black struggle for freedom through the eyes of African-American women like Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks.

Saturday's event is free.

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