News and Events
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
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"
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
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!
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.
SC-CC is saddened to share the news of the passing of Phyllis Walker, one of our wonderful and accomplished members.
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!
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.
Please vote, and then share this message/link with your storytelling contacts.
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.
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.
Friday, February 17
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.
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:
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!
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.
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
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.