Stories in the Round – Martha Ruff

Event Date: October 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm Event Location: Unitarian Universalist Church of Hagerstown, 13245 Cearfoss Pike, Hagerstown

At schools, libraries, museums and churches, Martha Ruff’s lively performance and resonating voice have captivated audiences as she shares African-American folktales and songs, Caribbean stories, African legends, and modern fables.
She has been a featured teller at the National Festival of Black Storytelling, the National Conference of the NAACP and the Baltimore Washington conference of the United Methodist Women.

She will share with Stories in the Round tales that come from four generations of her Maryland family, two years in West Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer and decades of an extensive career in libraries.

Sista’ Martha Ruff is a founding member of the Griots’ Circle of Maryland, Inc. and the National Association of Black Storytellers, Inc. She is the current host and performer on the Griots’ Story Circle, a public access television show produced in Laurel, MD.

Stories In The Round is a 9 session series at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Hagerstown, 13245 Cearfoss Pike, 4th Monday of the month, April thru December.

$10 in advance, $12 at the door. Children 12 & older welcome when accompanied by a parent or group leader.

Contact: Fanny Crawford, 301-730-1638 or

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