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Grand Pre Acadian Festival 2017, August 10 to 13

2017-08-07


Grand Pre Acadian Festival 2017, August 10 to 13

For those who will surround themselves in Acadian and Mi'kmaq culture ...

Check the website for details and complete schedule - www.grandpre2017.ca

True Stories of Sports: Raconteurs Storytelling

2017-07-18
Scoring the final touchdown, discovering your inner jock, joining a local rec league -- We're sharing true stories of SPORTS this August at Raconteurs!

Join us for REAL STORIES from REAL PEOPLE told LIVE on stage!

Premier festival de contes à Sudbury

2017-07-17

Sudbury, July 6, 2017. The folklore of Franco-Ontarian Center organized the first storytelling festival in Sudbury, from 11 to 14 October 2017.

The heart of the festival will be two storytelling nights with 4 storytellers each, the 13 and 14 October. On October 13, the evening is entitled "Our Roots". The second evening, "Our Cultures" will be multicultural flavor. Both evenings will be held at Collège Boréal theater. This first festival is held in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Canada, but hopes to become a recurring event.

Special New Membership Rate Now Available!

2017-07-07

Thinking of becoming a new member of Storytellers of Canada? Our special 25th anniversary new members rate is now available! Only $25 for any new member (not renewing) until summer 2018! And don't forget that for this year as well, new membership fees for Indigenous tellers are waived. 

Visit the Join page for more information: http://www.storytellers-conteurs.ca/en/join-or-renew-now.html

Special Rates for New Members!

2017-06-27
Special Rates for New Members!

Thinking of becoming a new member of Storytellers of Canada? Our special 25th anniversary new members rate will kick in in early July! Only $25 for any new member (not renewing) until summer 2018! And don't forget that for this year as well, new membership fees for Indigenous tellers are waived. 

Watch SC-CC's website and Facebook page for the launch of these special membership packages!

Telling Tuesday/Mardi du Conte OCTOBER 3, 2017

2017-06-20
Bob Graham has come up with an exciting new way to connect through stories, and Telling Tuesday was launched in Orillia on Oct. 18th, 2016. Telling Tuesday returns this fall, on October 3, 2017!

Intercultural Storytelling Festival Quebec changed its name!

2017-06-12

Intercultural Storytelling Festival Quebec changed its name!

Intercultural Storytelling Festival Quebec first and largest storytelling festival in Quebec, will present its fourteenth edition from 20 to 29 October 2017. This event will take place under the sign of change, first by adopting a new name: the Festival intercultural storytelling in Montreal. 

Conference Survey

2017-06-09
Greetings!   Salutations! 
We are asking SC-CC members attending 2017 Conference for comments to strengthen our annual conference experience.

20 Year anniversary of St. John's Haunted Hike

2017-06-09
2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the St. John’s Haunted Hike! Join the Haunted Hike founder, storyteller, and folklorist Dale Jarvis, for a special behind-the-scenes tour exploring the history of the Hike since 1997.

Phyllis Walker

2017-06-06
Phyllis Walker

SC-CC is saddened to share the news of the passing of Phyllis Walker, one of our wonderful and accomplished members. 

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestar/obituary.aspx?n=phyllis-walker&pid=185695404&fhid=11161

Canadian Literature Pitch

2017-06-05
Writers! CanLitPit (Canadian Literature Pitch) will return on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Last February, #CanLitPit became the #3 trend on Twitter with over 510 pitches posted from Canadian writers across the country. #CanLitPit received support from The Vancouver Writers Festival and Word on the Street Toronto which established the event as a can't miss opportunity for Canadian writers.

Big News from Toronto's Raconteurs Storytelling!

2017-05-24

We're making a storytelling TV SHOW!!!

Raconteurs Storytelling and Fibe TV1 are teaming up to produce a TV show featuring Toronto's true stories told live on stage!

Fibe TV1 will be broadcasting our show Canada-wide. This is an amazing opportunity to bring storytelling to a wider audience!

We’re looking for 12 storytellers to tell 7-10 minute stories, plus 6 storytellers to share 3-5 minute stories, to be turned into 6 episodes to air on Fibe TV1!


Congratulations to SC-CC Member Dave Paddon!

2017-05-19
Congratulations to Dave Paddon, whose children’s book Ralph, Flying Hound has been named one of the Top Ten Recommended Reads in the 2017 TD Summer Reading Club, the country’s largest bilingual summer reading program for children. This hilarious dog-bites-helicopter tale, illustrated by alex kolano and published by Running the Goat Books & Broadsides Inc., will have readers of all ages cheering for Ralph, one persistent pup.  


Congratulations Louise Profeit-Leblanc!

2017-05-01
Congratulations Louise Profeit-Leblanc!

Storytellers of Canada - Conteurs du Canada wishes to extend our hearty congratulations to SC-CC member, Yukon Regional Coordinator, and member of the SC-CC Indigenous Advisory Council Louise Profeit-Leblanc who has been honoured as one of the winners of the REVEAL Indigenous Art Awards.


Vote For the Next World Storytelling Day Theme!

2017-04-27
Vote For the Next World Storytelling Day Theme!Calling all storytellers and lovers of a good story: we need your help to pick the themes for the next two World Storytelling Days! Check out the list, and PICK TWO of your favourite themes. Voting closes on 7 May 2017.

https://goo.gl/forms/61tIwhBHtFhB9pmu2

Please vote, and then share this message/link with your storytelling contacts.

A Special Request for the Marylyn Peringer StorySave Project

2017-04-03
A Special Request for the Marylyn Peringer StorySave ProjectThis is a special request for financial support for the StorySave recording of stories by Marylyn Peringer. The project has a funding shortfall, and we need your help!

Congratulations Jim St. Clair!

2017-02-23
Congratulations Jim St. Clair!

StorySave teller, educator and historian Jim. St. Clair is being recognized by Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia for his "contributions to built and cultural heritage" on the island.

Learn more in this CBC article. Congratulations Jim!

To learn more about Jim and his work, or to access his StorySave recording, click here.

Halifax Storytelling Workshops!

2017-02-21

Storytelling Workshops

Professional Storytellers in partnership with the Storytellers Circle of Halifax

The Storytellers Circle of Halifax strives to preserve the long established tradition of storytelling in Nova Scotia. It promotes the art of oral storytelling by nurturing and inspiring both seasoned and novice tellers, and by providing opportunities for tellers and listeners of all ages, cultures, and communities to come together to share and experience the power of stories. 

StorySave Benefit for Marylyn Peringer Project - February 17

2017-02-16
StorySave Benefit for Marylyn Peringer Project - February 17

Friday, February 17

StorySave Benefit

This year’s StorySave project is a CD collection of stories told by Toronto's own Marylyn Peringer. All proceeds of the evening will go to StorySave; tax receipts will be provided for donations over $20. The evening's program will follow our usual open stage format, except for a spot reserved for Marylyn herself. For more information on StorySave or to make a donation online, click here.

Canada Council Arts Abroad Travel Funds

2017-02-13
Did you know that you can apply for travel funds from Canada Council for the Arts, as an individual artist? There is no deadline, but you must apply in advance of your travel. Take advantage of this fantastic fund today, and get out there! 
http://canadacouncil.ca/funding/grants/arts-abroad

Additional Master Class Date Added for Conference 2017!

2017-02-13
Additional Master Class Date Added for Conference 2017!

SCCC and TALES are happy to announce that we are adding an additional date for Marva Blackmore's Conference Master Class. 

The first date of Tuesday May 23rd has sold out but we now have an additional date for the class on Monday May 22nd!

Learn more about the class, Conference, and how to register here:

http://www.storytellers-conteurs.ca/en/conference/Edmonton-2017-Conference.html


FREE Introductory Workshop to Storytelling at Conference 2017!

2017-02-13
FREE Introductory Workshop	to Storytelling at Conference 2017!

On Wednesday May 24th from 9am until noon, Mary Ann Lippiatt and TALES will be offering a free introductory workshop on Storytelling, called "A Story In My Pocket". Register soon to be sure you get a spot!

Email SCCCworkshop@shaw.ca to register!

St. John's Storytelling Festival Call for Submissions

2017-01-24
St. John's Storytelling Festival Call for Submissions

Storytellers! The St. John's Storytelling Festival is now accepting submissions to tell at their festival in October. Successful applicants will have travel paid along with their storytelling payment. 

The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2017. 

Learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/notes/st-johns-storytelling-festival/deadline-march-15-2017/1268298103240924

House Concert to Benefit StorySave Project

2017-01-16

SHARING THE STORIES OF OUR GREAT CANADIAN TELLERS


ATT STORYSAVE HOUSE CONCERT



Please join us for:


An evening of storytelling with Jennifer Ferris and Lee Porteous


Friday, January 27, 2017 at 7:30pm


Call for TALES Storytelling Festival Proposals

2017-01-02
The TALES Storytelling Festival, in conjunction with the SC-CC 2017 conference team, invites proposals to tell at our evening concerts.

SC-CC Founding Member Jan Andrews Appointed to the Order of Canada

2017-01-02
SC-CC Founding Member Jan Andrews Appointed to the Order of Canada

Storytellers of Canada - Conteurs du Canada wishes to extend our heartiest congratulations to Jan Andrews on her recent appointment as a member of the Order of Canada.

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