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"The Honour of One is the Honour of All", Conference 2018
SET 1 Friday July 6th Sessions 150 minutes 1:30pm
F1: Introduction and Guide to Becoming a Storyteller: Tips and resources to get started in storytellingCalum Lykan, Calgary, Alberta www.calumlykanstorytelling.com
This workshop is about beginning and continuing the journey of a storyteller; how to get started, available resources, skills and experience required, storytelling styles, how to find stories and learn them, the challenges of contemporary storytelling. We end with discussion sharing other ideas.
Participants: All welcome
Calum Lykan Bio:
Born in Ayrshire in the heart of Country Burns, Calum grew up surrounded by stories from this rich and beautiful area. Like the Bard, Calum also moved to Edinburgh where he is a regular contributor to such nights as Cafe Voices and The Guid Crack.
A passionate and energetic teller with a style that engages younger audiences, teenagers and adults alike, Calum has told in libraries, schools, community centers, public houses, theaters, festivals and even on the street. Life is breathed into the story with each telling and Calum's passion for storytelling leads to the gift of the story.
F2: Tohio! I have a story to tell."Quick, approach, I have a story to tell you. "
Hi, hsia, hsia, kpo o hia! Tell it quickly! We are listening! "Go on, we listen to you! "
Comfort Ero, Surrey, British Columbia www.africanstages.org
As a community building tool, the techniques of interactive storytelling will be enhanced by the art of storytelling in the modern digital era. Discussion will analyze the story and its application to communal lives. Comfort will share her approach to working with 'Story Powering our Youth' with traditional and contemporary African stories.
Participants: All welcome
Comfort Ero Bio:
Raised in a Nigerian Benin's household, Comfort has learned and told folktales and songs ever since she learned to talk. Her vivacity in storytelling made her parents send her to school at a time when it was very unpopular in Africa to send girls to school. She has a BA in French, a post graduate diploma and a master's degree in Education. Comfort is a certified teacher both in Nigeria and Canada. She is an award - winning author of many novels, plays and stories in English and French. Based in Surrey BC, she founded the Story-Powering Our Youth group (SPOY). She has contributed immensely to the oral history of the Vancouver Society of Storytelling's various projects and live performances. She also leads Story-Powering Workshops for Youth in Vancouver Lower Mainland Schools and Communities Canada.
F3: Mesinibi'igadeg Beeshig: Portrayed as One
Mixed Media/Collage Integrating Art and Story
Media Rene Meshake, Guelph, Ontario www3.sympatico.ca/renemeshake
This is a mixed media art workshop with Rene's stories and demonstrations using images, text and design to form a collage that tells both intentional and subconscious stories. Each participant will share their story behind their artwork in the workshop resulting in the group forming a community of people and experiences.
Participants: All welcome; if possible, bring your own photos to personalize your collage.
Rene Meshake Bio:
Rene Meshake is an Ojibwe Visual Artist, Spoken-Word Performer, Storyteller, Singer-Songwriter, Language keeper and Digital Content Artist. The oral tradition, stories, and songs that his Ojibwe grandmother taught him his life and work.