MEDIA RESOURCES FOR AUTHOR E.L. CYRS
Below you will find links to access and/or download various media assets for the author, E.L. Cyrs, aka Baba the Storyteller. If you require something that is not contained below, please contact Baba@BabatheStoryteller.com
SALES COPY (Long Form)
Long Form Copy is for newsletters, email campaigns, blog posts, etc.
“Road of Ash and Dust: Awakening of a Soul in Africa
Author E.L. Cyrs, a leading proponent of cultural education the world over and Chairman of Sympathy Publishing, LLC, has just released an innovative narrative of self-discovery, bringing to light aspects of The African-American Experience rarely committed to print. It is titled Road of Ash and Dust: Awakening of a Soul in Africa.
“It was such a joy to encounter this story. Some memoirs move us, others educate and expand our horizons, but this journey fundamentally changes how we see the world, it’s history, and our place in it. I feel richer for reading this unapologetically honest work, and you can’t place a dollar value on that kind of insight. An intimate portrayal of one man’s experience, but a search for identity that is relevant to all of us.” – CATE HOGAN –
Road of Ash and Dust: Awakening of a Soul in Africa is a deeply intimate and, somewhat, voyeuristic unveiling of aspects of The African-American Experience rarely committed to print. ROAD allows you access to one of the most universal rites of passage, the discovery of self.
Author E.L. Cyrs channels voices from a distant and muted past, guiding us into understanding that many of the answers to our most troubling questions do, truly, come from within.
Get this book today and share the journey of one man’s painful, but joy filled journey into self-discovery.
SALES COPY (Short Form)
Road of Ash and Dust: Awakening of a Soul in Africa is a deeply intimate and, somewhat, voyeuristic unveiling of aspects of The African-American Experience rarely committed to print. ROAD allows you access to one of the most universal rites of passage, the discovery of self. Author E.L. Cyrs channels voices from a distant and muted past, guiding us into understanding that many of the answers to our most troubling questions do, truly, come from within.
AUTHOR BIO (Long Version)
E.L. Cyrs has been a professional speaker since 1994 and is one of the few recognized U.S. born practitioners of the ancient West African storytelling craft known as Jaliyaa. He has received numerous awards over the years for his work as a folklorist, traditional harpist, storyteller, community activist and volunteer.
Cyrs has presented in hundreds of schools and other institutions all across the world. He is also a recipient of a California State Assembly Certificate of Recognition for his creative uses of storytelling and his commitment to community in working with troubled teens. The City of Long Beach California recognized him as their municipality’s Artist of the Year, an award presented to him by the Mayor. He has also earned additional commendations from both the U.S. Senate and U.S. Congress.
Currently Cyrs is Chairman of Sympathy Publishing House based in Long Beach California. Combining his experience as a journalist with his career as a professional storyteller, he brings a fresh new voice to the world of publishing.
While passionate about his work, it is his family that centers his life. As he is often heard to say, “I’m on a mission to become the worlds greatest husband, father and grandpa ever.”
AUTHOR BIO (Short Version)
E.L. Cyrs is a world traveled, award-winning professional presenter and speaker with more than 22 years experience. The city in which he resides, Long Beach California, recognized him as the municipality’s Artist of the Year. Additionally he has been honored with commendations from both the U.S. Senate and U.S. Congress. When not writing, presenting or globe trotting he can be found trying to become the world’s greatest husband, father and grandpa.
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SYMPATHY PUBLISHING LOGO
In the event you need the logo for Sympathy Publishing, you click on one of the images below. It will scale to a larger, higher resolution version of the logo. You can then “right-click” to bring up the “Download this Image” link and save it to your computer.
Coming of Age
The African-American Experience
Travel (Africa, Europe and the Americas)
Lineage & Ancestry
Sample Interview Questions
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TWITTER & FACEBOOK POSTS
For Twitter you can include @ELCyrs and/or #ROAD
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