About CABS

Cleveland Association of Black Storytellers, Inc.   is a non-profit cultural organization whose purpose is to perpetuate Black Storytelling and the Oral Tradition. We are storytellers, writers, poets, musicians, quilters, doll makers, puppeteers, teachers, librarians and more, who seek to use the African Oral Tradition to pass our cultural heritage, history and social values from one generation to another. Membership is open to those interested in the oral tradition of storytelling as well as those who may not be interested in becoming storytellers themselves, but would like to support the tradition of oral storytelling.

CABS, is an affiliate of the National Association of Black Storytellers,Inc. which is based in Baltimore, Maryland and is comprised of over 400 storytellers in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. Our programming includes networking, training programs, research, public performance and collaborations with other cultural arts organizations and artists of various disciplines.

Email Us: clevelandstorytellers@yahoo.com 

Join us at our monthly 
Karamu House
2355 East 89th
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
6:30-8:30 p.m.
 Friday, April 25, 2014
Strictly Storytelling!
Friday, May 23, 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014
No Meeting in July
CABS Participates at
Station Hope

April 26th from 6pm-10pm
A Block-Party with a Purpose, an Arts Event for the People,
a Celebration of Hope

Presented by Cleveland Public Theatre, Ohio City Incorporated and Ward 3 Councilman Joe Cimperman

Station Hope is a multi-arts event that celebrates the triumphs of the Underground Railroad, the history of St. John's Church and the contemporary struggles for freedom and justice.

CABS Presents 9th Annual Sisterhood Brunch


Photos from Black Storytelling Week 2013

more photos in the gallery 

Children's Storytelling Concert
@ Rice Library
CABS Tellers 
Saturday, September 21, 2013

"HerStory" Concert at Karamu 
Featured Tellers
      Brenda Parker, Deborah Wright
Felecia Tinker & Kwanza Brewer 
 Open Mic Night
Terry Greene
 Daniel E. Morgan School
CABS Columbus, OH Youth Tellers
Richmond Mall Membership Meeting