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Denise Valentine (Storyteller)
Attends University of Denver
Lives in Philadelphia, PA
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We’ll stand the storm and it won’t be long. We’ll anchor by-and-by.
We’ll stand the storm and it won’t be long. We’ll anchor by-and-by…

Wisdom for the ages, Remember the Storm, Mother Mary Carter Smith. Listen: 
As if speaking to us from beyond the grave, the late Mother Mary Carter Smith (1919 – 2007), Co-founder of the National Association of Black Storytellers, advises her community in the afterm…
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Silent Observance at Sunrise (6:03 AM EST) ~ August 5th 2016 ~ Ancestral Remembrance Day Philly 
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Historic Germantown’s Kids Concert Series! Monnette Sudler, Dwight James, Marcy Francis, Jan Jefferies and Denise Valentine. July 28th & August 4th, 10 – 11 am.
Market Square.
Kids Summer Concert Series | Historic Germantown July 28 and August 4 10 - 11 AM Thursday, July 28th Featuring jazz guitarist Monnette Sudler with percussionist, Dwight James Thursday, August 4th Shekere artist Marcy Francis & drummer Janis Jefferies. Storyteller, Denise Valentine for open for both events.
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Press Release: Commemoration of The Pennsylvania Slave Trade Historical Marker, Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, August 5, 2016
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And I cry, as time flies... m
I once heard a story about a prince soaring high in the sky… until someone tells him it isn’t possible.
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Ancestral Remembrance Day Philly August 5th, 2016 Philadelphia Middle Passage Ceremony & Port Markers Project (PhillyMPC) June 2nd is now August 5th! To coincide with the unveiling of the new h…
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The National Association of Black Storytellers Inc. (NABS) is proud to announce its 34th In The Tradition…Annual National Black Storytelling Festival & Conference, The Way We Tell It is The Wa…
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Pennsylvania Slave Trade Historical Marker Dedication
Friday, August 5
Penn's Landing @phillyseaport Philadelphia
Calendar of Dedication Events. Since 1946, Pennsylvanians have gathered to unveil, dedicate, and celebrate the installation of new historical markers. Virtually all of these ceremonies are public events, and you're invited to attend those held near where you live or whose subject matter ...
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Really love what StoryStyling is doing on Etsy.
Browse unique items from StoryStyling on Etsy, a global marketplace of handmade, vintage and creative goods.
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Relics from the Ship São José Paquete de Africa headed for Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Items are reminders of the horrors of slavery’s dreaded “middle passage” across the ocean.
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Come out and support the next generation of storytellers, The Watoto of Joy! June 25th, at noon.
University of Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology
3260 South Street, Classroom 3, Phila, PA 19104
FREE! Here is a sample of what you will see. Check out Onochie Odenigbo, age 9.
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Alicia Elizabeth Dorsey created this compilation of Denise Valentine's workshop in African American storytelling. In addition, it serves as a promo for the National Association of Black Storytellers - NABS 34th Annual "In The Tradition..." National Black Storytelling Festival and Conference hosted by Keepers of the Culture, Inc. - KOTC in Philadelphia, November 2 - 6, 2016!

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Stories are like Roots to the Past & Wings to the Future
Stories are like Roots to the Past... and Wings to the Future. Storytelling is an oral art form as ancient as the civilizations of the world, yet, relevant to our time and place.

Denise Valentine's storytelling performance illustrates the power of story to transcend differences between people, inspire hope, and transform negativity. She tells stories that emphasize the dignity of life, the power of the human spirit, and the inter-relatedness of life. 

Denise is a professional storyteller, teaching folk artist, writer and human rights advocate. She has a passion for researching history, then bringing it to life with her captivating voice! Denise has a special interest in African and African American folklore and historical narrative. She made her debut as a storyteller with Keepers of the Culture, Inc. (Philadelphia's Afrocentric Storytelling Group), in 1997. Since then she has shared stories at schools, libraries, museums, community events and conferences. She developed storytelling programs promoting cultural literacy and diversity, conflict resolution, and recovery and empowerment.

Denise Valentine tells LoveStories, Stories to Heal the Heart, Stories of Divine Love, Sacred Love, Love & Respect for Humanity, Love for Mother Earth, and Father Sky, Higher Love, Tough Love, One Love.
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