NATIONAL BLACK STORYTELLING FESTIVAL7 p.m., Peabody Hotel. $15-$300.“Our Soul Looks Back: Stories of How We Got Over!”
is the theme of 27th annual National Black Storytelling Festival and Conference, which runs for four days in Little Rock beginning on Thursday. Big name storytellers like Queen Nur (Willingboro, N.J.), and Mitch “Gran'daddy Junebug” Capel (Spring Lake, N.C.) will feature along with a liar's contest and an awards gala. See the full schedule at NABSINC.org. Sessions and panels are open to the public at al a carte prices.