Story Forest Book Club presents Written in the Blood: Exploring African American Folktales - National Council of Teachers of English

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Story Forest Book Club presents Written in the Blood: Exploring African American Folktales

February 5, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - February 27, 2023 @ 1:30 pm

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Join author Sherri L. Smith in this weekly series reading and examining African American folklore.  Every Sunday this February, as part of her Story Forest Book Club.

Ask Yourself…

  • Do you want to expand your folktale knowledge?

  • Do you want to find new ways of building resonance in your writing?

  • Are you interested in African American culture?

  • Want a fun way to celebrate Black History month?

If you are a reader or a writer with a curious heart, this is the Path for you.

What to Expect

Every week in the month of February, we will read two or three stories and gather on Zoom for a conversation. It will be part presentation (I am a teacher after all), part conversation (bring your tea or other beverage and thoughts!), and part insight. Where do these stories overlap in different cultures? What mythic bones might exist in our own work? Let’s find out together!

Sherri L. Smith writes novels, nonfiction, and comics. Her books have won the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Golden Kite Award and the California Book Awards Gold Medal. They have been named Amelia Bloomer and American Library Association Best Books for Young People. Sherri holds certificates in the Art of Archetypal Fairy Tale Analysis, Enchantivism, and Applied Mythology. She is a member of the Two Trees Writers’ Collaborative and the founder of Story Forest. Sherri teaches in the MFA in Children’s Writing program at Hamline University.