Elisha T. Minter

Elisha T. Minter

Storyteller, musician, actress, author


Elisha T. “Mother” Minter is a graduate of UNC-Charlotte holding a BA in African American and African Studies. She has an extensive background in music and theater and currently works at the Beatties Ford Road Library in Charlotte as a Youth Program Specialist and Informational Specialist. She is also the Coordinator for the library’s training and storytelling staff development component, Frontline Storytellers, an award winning local and national program.

Mother Minter’s storytelling and theatrical career spans a 22 year period in which time she has performed on stage and in community theater, as well as appeared in films. She appeared in stage productions of “The Wiz”, “South Pacific”, “Show Boat”, and “Proposals”. For the latter, she won Actress of the Year from Creative Loafing in Charlotte, NC in 2002.  Her film debut was in the March 2007 release “The Ultimate Gift” starring James Garner. 

As a writer, Mother Minter has been featured in Charlotte Pride, Charlotte Magazines and Black Child USA, where she wrote a bimonthly column call “ParentingPoints”.  She is presently self-publishing a book entitled Children’s Play Songs from the African American Experience.:  In the Tradition.

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