North Carolina Storyteller Profile


Name:Corsbie, Ken
Company Name:Caribbean Voices
City:Chapel Hill

Bio:Originally from Guyana, Ken has worked or performed as storyteller, radio announcer, dramatist, comedian, poetry performer, television presenter, arts journalist throughout the entire English speaking Caribbean. He has received awards for his work/performances from Guyana, Trinidad, Long Island NY, Barbados and the Cayman Islands where he helped create the annual Gimistory Festival at which he has told for all of its sixteen years.

“I’m a full-blooded West Indian Stereotype - half Chinese, half Amerindian, half Scottish, half African, half Welsh”

Since coming to live in America in 1996, Ken has performed in cafes, theaters universities, libraries, private events, schools, variety concerts, and storytelling festivals throughout North America including Boston, New London CT, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Wisconsin, Toronto, Ottawa, Orlando, Queens NY, Clearwater on the Hudson River.
In 2012, Ken and his wife Elizabeth Barnum moved from Long Island NY to Chapel Hill, NC

“Ken’s stories carry a deeply felt understanding of Caribbean cultural traditions, which he gives us with wit and infectious laughter.” The Storycrafters - Barry Marshall and Jeri Burns. Philmont, NY

“Ken’s supportive participation helped to sustain the fourteen years of the monthly Cornelia St. Café (Manhattan) storytelling evenings.”
Barbara Aliprantis - Storyteller / NSN Awardee. Flushing NY
Age Groups:Adult Audiences
Family Audiences
High School/Young Adult
Senior Adults
Story Types:Family / Personal
Folk Tales / Fairy Tales/ Fables / Tall Tales
With Puppets / Props
With Song
Workshops for:Educators