Keepers of the stories

"Inspire, Motivate, & Educate Youth"

Learning Through the Arts

Upcoming Events

Once upon a time long ago, retired librarian Jean Pouncil-Burton became a storyteller. Parents and teachers brought their children into the library to a story time program. The children listened, laughed, and clapped, and she was hooked!  It was not long before she was invited to tell stories, in schools, churches, community organizations, etc…  Therefore, she set out to learn as much as she could about the art of storytelling.  She took some additional classes, attended workshops, conferences, festivals and one-on-one coaching sessions. In 1998, she discovered others with a common interest in the art, and The Wichita Griots: Keepers of the Stories was born!

Scary Stories Told in the Dark
Saturday, October, 25th, 2014

5:00pm - 7:00pm

North Heights Christian Church

3030 N Hillside, Wichita, KS

Special project for

Griots Kwanzaa Celebration.

Vote once a day through Oct 24, 2014

 to help the Griots receive this grant.

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The Griots Mission Statement

"‘The Griots: Keepers of the Stories’ are committed to keeping the oral tradition of the ancient art form of storytelling alive.

Contact Information: Ms. Jean Pouncil-Burton
 P.O. Box 20653 Wichita, Kansas 67208
316-682-1909/ 316-641-4488