CLEMSON — Internationally renowned storyteller Diane Ferlatte will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, in Clemson University’s Self Auditorium of the Strom Thurmond Institute.

Ferlatte is known for her tales focusing on the history, struggles and triumphs of African Americans. Her repertoire also includes stories about the South and personal stories, as well as tales she has collected from her travels across the globe.

Nominated for a Grammy in 2008, Ferlatte has received honors and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Storytelling Network's Circle of Excellence Award, the National Association of Black Storytellers’ Zora Neale Hurston Award, as well as the California Arts Council's highest ranking.

She has performed at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tenn.; the Tales of Graz in Graz, Austria; the First International Festival to Commemorate the End of Slavery on Goree Island, Senegal; and at President Bill Clinton's first inauguration.

Wednesday’s performance is part of Clemson University's Presidential Colloquium Series and is sponsored by the Rutland Institute for Ethics. Ferlatte’s visit to the Upstate was arranged by Southern Wesleyan University.

Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.


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