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KOTC LogoKOTC_LOGOKOTC LogoKOTC Logo                                                   Brief HistoryFounded in 1994Affiliate of The National Association of Black Storytellers, Inc.~~~~~Hosted the 14th In the Tradition…National Association of Black  Storytelling  Festival & Conference in 1996 in partnership with West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.~~~~~~Hosted the 34th In The Tradition....National Association of Black Storytelling Festival & Conference in 2016 "The Way We Tell It, Is The Way It Is"~~~~~~Past Presidents:  Charlotte Blake Alston, Queen Nur, Tahira,                            Momma Sandi, Nashid Ali, Oni Lasana, Ronald Carter                                                  Gathering Place   Our membership meeting are help on the first Saturday of every month. 10:15 am - 12:30 pm The Historic Church of The Advocate1801 Diamond Philadelphia, PA 19121         Annual Programs   Family Day at the Philadelphia Main LibraryLove Night:  An evening of stories, Poetry & MusicKwanzaa Celebration    WorkshopsProfessional Development WorkshopsStorytelling Workshops   Mentoring Program                    Cowrie Shell Path to Success          (series of workshops and activities for members.)            PartnershipsPhiladelphia Folklore ProjectAfrican- American Museum of PhiladelphiaUniversity of Pennsylvania Museum of ArcheologyInFACT, Inc.Art SanctuaryTAHIRA Productions, Inc.   Collaborative Program Highlights          Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Patchwork Guild:  Tellabration Purdue University Black Cultural Center: Throwing Down the              Gauntlet: Telling the Stories of Sisters in the Black Panther Party             through the African Oral Tradition.    Committees   Watoto of Joy (Youth Program)Community OutreachPrograms & Event History & ArchiveMembershipDevelopment/GrantsOur membership meeting are help on the first Saturday of the month. 10:15 am - 12:30 pm The Historic Church of The Advocate1801 Diamond Philadelphia, PA 19121