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NSN Storyteller Profile ... Craig Anthony Bannister

1102 Prospect Place
Bkyn NY, NY 11213

(718) 953-0914

(347) 610-9699


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Vivid weaver of original, traditional and multicultural tales from the tapestry of the human experience known for his "way cool" and award winning performances. Craig has media credits and has has appeared at a variety of venues from penitentiaries to universaries. He was also named a "Best Bet" by the Baltimore Sun. Offical Griot of the Village Center of Poppelton Maryland, he was also one of the late Mary Carter Smiths "favorite storytellers." A member of NABS, and past vice-president of the Griots' Circle of Maryland, he is also a founding member of the poets and composers group Synaesthesia. His mission is to share his telling ministry with any and all who will hear. Now a New Yorker, Craig loves all people, their stories and all things positive.

Craig is also a Griot, Poet, Teacher and Historian.

Types of stories I tell:

All themes colleges, secondary, elementary, museums, corporate, humorous, historical, biblical, wedding, special request

I tell stories for:

All Ages

I provide workshops:


I am willing to travel:


My travel requirements:

outside of NYC standard milage plus reasonable gas and tolls and overnight lodging if more than 100 miles.

School Districts I am cleared to work in:

NYC & NYS Schools

I am willing to mentor:


Organizations I belong to:

NABS, African Tellers Association