Are you interested in supporting storytelling as an art form? 

Do you wish to support the maintenance of this art form as a practitioner either professionally or as an amateur? 

Would you prefer to remain in the background doing the things that need to be done for maintaining the tradition of the African Storytellers, Griots and Jalis?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, why not join us and become a supporting member of the Black Storytellers Alliance (BSA). 

BSA is a 501 (C) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the art form of storytelling from an African/African American perspective.

Membership is simple and easy. Select the membership button below and we’ll send you a membership card! BSA memberships are either General or Practitioner based.

Minnesota Storytellers

Mariama Imani Color Artwork Image

Mariama Imani

Kristie Lazenberry Artwork Image in Color

Kristie Lazenberry

Lazya Smith Artwork Portrait Image

Lazya Smith

Saleemah Shabazz Salahud-din ( Alla Le Ka Jaliya Da)

Vusumuzi Zulu

Brotha Ase (Joshua Gillespie)

Verlena Matey Keke Portrait in Black and White

Verlena Matey Keke

Dr Ora Hoakes Portrait in Black and White

Dr Ora Hoakes

Aunt Beverly Cottman Headshot Image

Aunty Beverly Cottman

General Membership

General membership is $15 per year. Tax deductible, includes BSA’s quarterly newsletter

Practitioner Membership

Practitioner Membership is $35 per year for the same benefits above, but requires the member to complete a six (6) month apprenticeship with BSA or provide demonstration of a comparable completion of a storytelling apprenticeship from the African perspective.