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STORYSAVE TO CELEBRATE LAUNCH OF 18TH CD: The Work of Beloved Master Storyteller, Marylyn Peringer
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STORYSAVE TO CELEBRATE LAUNCH OF 18TH CD:
The Work of Beloved Master Storyteller, Marylyn Peringer
Marion Gruner, StorySave Program Manager
Toronto, Ontario (September 24, 2017) - StorySave, a program of Storytellers of Canada - Conteurs du Canada (SC-CC), is celebrating the Toronto launch of its 18th CD, Pieces of My Heart, French-Canadian and Maltese Stories by renown storyteller Marylyn Peringer.
The CD’s official Ontario launch is Sunday September 24th, from 2:30 to 4:30 pm at the Centre for Social Innovation (Annex location) at 720 Bathurst St., Toronto. It is open to the public.
Marylyn Peringer’s work has always been a bridge to other cultures. Her unique bilingual style of telling stories from French Canada has captivated audiences across the country for decades. And now, exploring her Maltese heritage, Marylyn has gathered and translated classic stories from Malta, uncovering the dozens of cultural influences of the country. It is rare to find traditional Maltese tales told in English, making this collection extra special.
Now at 80 years old, Marylyn’s StorySave CD stands as a testament to her artistry as a teller. When she discovered the folk tales and legends of French Canada, she began sharing them with others, mostly with the young. She has visited over a thousand schools across Canada, telling tales in French and English about the fascinating inhabitants of the French-Canadian spirit world. “Discovering the folklore of French Canada, so little known to anglophones like me, was like coming across a hidden treasure. I learned the stories quickly, one after another, so eager was I to tell them. The Maltese stories took more time. They're the result of many trips to Malta - partly for research, partly for visits with my relatives - who have told me that my grandmother, Georgina Tabone, was an excellent storyteller!”
Pieces of My Heart is a beautiful celebration of two cultures that have been at the core of Marylyn's life in story, and StorySave is very proud to have been a part of this project.
The StorySave Program was established by SC-CC as a means of enhancing storytelling’s
living contribution to Canada’s oral and literary heritage through the recording of voices of elders
from the Canadian storytelling community for reproduction on and distribution through multivolume CD sets, and digital downloads. Tellers selected for inclusion are those who tell out of very particular repertoires, and have something unique to offer.
For more information on this and other StorySave projects please go to the SC-CC website and visit the StorySave pages: http://www.storytellers-conteurs.ca/en/featured-storytellers.html