Valerie Tutson


Valerie Tutson
Executive/Festival Director, Rhode Island Black Storytellers

I have worked as a professional storyteller and cultural artist and champion since 1991. I have traveled the world and the country with my work in addition to working closely with many arts and cultural organizations at home in Rhode Island.

I am a bridge builder and a deep listener.

I know the power of storytelling to create and sustain individuals and community. My purpose has been to share the stories of the world with the people of the world so we can better know ourselves and one another. I believe in the power of stories and storytelling to build bridges- across cultures, class, generations.  

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