Janice Curtis Greene is an accomplished storyteller, a griot. She has been telling African, African American and Multicultural stories for over 20 years. She is currently the President of the Griots' Circle of Maryland, a Life Member of the National Association of Black Storytellers (NABS) and is the resident Griot for the National Association of Black Media Workers in Baltimore.
Janice Curtis Greene has delighted adult and student audiences at various churches, schools, colleges, libraries, hospitals, festivals and gatherings throughout the United States including Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Camden, Los Angeles, Houston, Charleston, Cleveland and New Orleans and as far away as Zambia, South Africa and Egypt. Janice mesmerizes her audiences with folktales, original stories and original Bible Raps. She is also known for her portrayals of historical African American females such as Harriett Tubman, Rosa Parks and Mother Mary Lange foundress of the Oblate Sister of Providence.
Janice the Griot has been honored for her community service by then Mayor of Baltimore, Kurt L. Schmoke and the Continentals Societies, Inc. Janice is also a spiritual revivalist. Her original story “Conversations with my Mother” a story of healing has touched many hearts.
Janice's chant, "Storytellers in the House" the Anthem of Black Storytellers is published in "Sayin' Somethin': Stories from the National Association of Black Storyteller". Several of her articles written for the Catholic Review Newspaper are featured in the book, "What We Have Seen and Heard: Essays and Stories from Black Catholics of Baltimore". "Thema and the Wonderful Black Gourd" is Mrs. Greene's first book , which she hopes will not only entertain but also inspire young people to overcome life's challenges, realize their inner greatness and accomplish wonderful things.