Artist Bio

Karen “Queen Nur” Abdul-Malik is a nationally renowned storyteller and teaching artist. Queen has performed in venues from the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. to Equity Theater on Broadway, from the National Black Storytelling Festival to the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro. She has been the recipient of MidAtlantic Artist as Catalyst Grants for her work with Teens-at-Risk and Women’s Shelters as well as the National Storytelling Brimstone Grant for her innovative community-based programs. Queen received her Masters of Arts in Cultural Sustainability from Goucher College, and a Certificate in Dispute Resolution from Harvard Law School. Queen Nur has recorded 2 CDs. “Sweet Potato Pie and Such,” is an IParenting Media Golden Award Winner.  “Live and Storified” for teens and up was recorded at the Walt Whitman Cultural Arts Center in Camden, NJ.