The Grapevine (Storytelling) 


About Queen Nur

Queen Nur follows the griot tradition, with stories that capture historic victories, celebrate folkloric tradition, and speak to the essence of humanity. She has performed in 36 states, Ghana, Cameroon, and Canada, at such venues as the opening of the Smithsonian NMAAHC and as Emcee for the NEA Heritage Awards. She received the 2020 National Association of Black Storytellers’ Zora Neale Hurston Award.

About Simon Brooks

British storyteller Simon Brooks combines the intensity of solo performance with the intimacy of face-to-face conversation. He drops you into a tale so vividly you would think you were somewhere else. Simon has performed at hundreds of schools, colleges, libraries, and festivals including the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN, and the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival in Utah.


We would love to have you join us!  Please register to receive Zoom information for our May event.

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The event is free but please consider a $15 donation that will go to the performers.

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And after that!

June 9, 2021 – join us for more Grapevine Storytelling with Nancy Wang and Renée Brachfeld.

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About the Grapevine

FSGW sponsors storytelling at The Grapevine Online, an electronic stage for professional storytellers. The Grapevine is home to the best in modern storytelling, which means all kinds of storytelling: truth, fiction, heroes, villains, myths, and legends, in solemn, humorous, and other styles.  All the varieties of story that people have told each other for thousands of years; told really, really, well by people who are at the top of their craft.  Hosted by: Noa Baum, Tim Livengood, and Renée Brachfeld.

When:  Second Wednesday of each month at 7:30PM.

Where:  Via Zoom.  When you register we will send you the Zoom information.

Admission:   Free, but we will ask for a $15 donation if you like what you hear. 

Questions? Contact grapevinetakoma@gmail.com

You can also check out their Facebook page and leave comments at: GrapevineStoryTelling 

Interested in additional story telling events in the area? Check out the Voices In the Glen Calendar

Upcoming Grapevine Events

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