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Philadelphia's Afrocentric Storytelling Group

"Telling Our Story, Claiming Our Glory"

KOTC Logo (C) 1996 Columbus Knox 

KOTC ANNUAL PROGRAMS

SANKOFA WORKSHOPS

Sankofa is a Adinkra symbol on the importance of learning from the past.


Our workshops assist new storyteller to learn the griot/jaliya storytelling traditions. How to effectively present stories relevant to our cultures, past, present and future.


2018: Asante Sana! to Master Storyteller & Educator, Dr. Linda Humes who facilitated  "African American  Storytelling: A Culturally Relevant Tool for Building Community and  Academic Achievement for Urban Public Schools"

LOVE NIGHT

Nyame dua symbol reflects the harmony that exists in the bonding between a  man and a woman. 


A KOTC fundraising performance of adult stories where we gather to celebrate the positive values of LOVE in our homes and communities.


! SAVE THE DATE !


LOVE NIGHT : July 28, 2018

"EVERLASTING LOVE"

Tribute to Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee

FAMILY DAY

SUNDAYS ON STAGE : Free Library of Philadelphia in October. 

KOTC highlights family oriented stories with performances by our fresh new tellers and our youth, 

The Watoto of Joy.

Know of any children who want to perform? Bring them to our KOTC Meeting & Story Circle in West Philly.

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~ PAST THEMES ~

Mama Don't 'llow, Daddy Don't "llow

The Animals Could Talk

Aesop, The African

Voices Of Freedom

Down On The Farm With Granny Goose


KWANZAA

December 26th to January 1st

KOTC holds a public celebration on the principals founded by

 Dr. Ron Karenga


  • Umoja : Unity
  • Kujichagulia  : Self-Determination
  • Ujima : Collective Work and Responsibility 
  • Ujamaa : Cooperative Economics
  • Nia  : Purpose
  • Kuumba : Creativity 
  • Imani : Faith

HER STORY MONTH

MARCH 2018

KOTC's own BARBARA EASELY graced the EMILY ROLLINS guest chair. 


Barbara Easley is a community activist, life time KOTC member and former member of The Black Panther Party.

She will be sharing 40 to 50 years of true life experiences. 

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Philadelphia is rich with history on woman of color. This will is an annual recognition with workshops, lectures, and performances.

POWER OF POETRY

April is National Poetry Month!


KOTC poets invites local poets from far and near to join us at our Creative Community Story Circle to drop a rhyme on these last days & times!


In our historical segment, we will  present  the poetry of Phyllis Wheatley, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Margaret Walker, Nikki Giovanni and other legends of spoken word.

"As long as we are engaged in storytelling that moves the culture forward, 

it doesn't matter what format it is."   LeVar Burton


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Meetings & Story Sharing

Join us for our business & creative meeting.  

We offer the latest storytelling news you can use, to enrich you & your repertoire!


MONTHLY : 2nd Saturday

2018

MAY 12 : JUNE 9 : JULY 14 : AUGUST 11 : SEPTEMBER 8 : OCTOBER 13 : NOVEMBER 10 : DECEMBER 8


10:15 AM - 12:30 PM


Voice:  267-761-1433

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KOTCorg@gmail.com


"Bring a friend, a story, a poem, a song, musical instrument & sound the drum! 

Join with KOTC to share the glory of  our story!

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ATIYA OLA'S SPIRIT FIRST FOODS

1310 South 48th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19143

215.939.3298

 

AYA the Adinkra symbol of endurance and resourcefulness. 

The fern is a hardy plant that can grow in difficult places. 

"An individual who wears this symbol suggests that he has endured 

many adversities and outlasted much difficulty." 

(Willis, The Adinkra Dictionary)

With YOU : KOTC grows!

KOTC is a non-profit organization. 

Your generous tax-deductible donations will fund our mission. 


Your support will also allow us to bring quality arts-in-education programs to under served schools and neighborhoods in Philadelphia and in the PA, NJ, DE tri-state area.


KOTC accept checks or money orders via  KOTC  P. O. Box 15083, Phila. PA 19130.


ALSO, for your convenience feel free to securely submit your credit or debit card for membership payments or a donation by clicking on the PAY PAL button below. 

Asante Sana! - Thank you!

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