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"Weaving Baskets of Knowledge" Conference 2019

SET 2 Friday June 7th Sessions 90 minutes 3:00pm

SET 2 Friday June 7th Sessions 90 minutes 3:00pm

2a. Storytelling as Collaborative Art: Examples and Resources
with Sue Fisher

Friday June 7th, 3pm to 4:30pm (English)


Using the example of Newfoundlander Andy Jones' collaboration with Slovenian artist and puppeteer, Darka Erdelji, to develop a series of oral stories, puppet shows and picture books, this workshop will look at the collaborative aspect of storytelling. It will touch on accessing community partners for storytelling and will provide a list of print resources to consult for choosing stories and for starting to think of storytelling as a collaborative art form.

Participants: all levels

About Sue Fisher
Sue Fisher is the Curator of UNB Libraries’ Eileen Wallace Children’s Literature Collection, the largest research collection of children’s and young adult literature in Atlantic Canada. In this position since 2002, she oversees all aspects of the collection, including partnering with community stakeholders, mounting exhibitions, conducting original research and collaborating with national and international researchers. She maintains a comprehensive annotated bibliography of Atlantic Canadian books for young people and co-runs the multi-institutional Sea Stacks project for the study of Atlantic Canadian books for children and young adults


2b.Tell it, Yell It!
with Kathie Kompass

Friday June 7th, 3pm to 4:30pm (English)


This workshop will provide ideas for creating and incorporating shouts, chants, yells, poems and other participatory pieces in your Storytelling programs. Time will be spent in small groups creating and presenting “yells”, and brain storming resources. This participatory workshop would be of interest to educators and youth group leaders, helping you add to your basket of Storytelling techniques.

Participants: all levels.



About Kathie Kompass
A Storyteller since 1983, Kathie Kompass enjoys the words and images of older stories as well as the brevity and punchiness of a modern tale. She has taught the Introduction to Storytelling course in Ottawa, for Girl Guides of Canada and Education Students at Queens University.


2c.The Art of Storytelling

with Léo-James Levesque

Friday June 7, 3pm to 4:30pm (French) 

*Note: This workshop with be conducted in French, however Léo-James is able to provide interpretation if necessary. 


Everyone remembers the stories we were told when we were kids. These extraordinary stories nourished our imagination, alleviated our fears and anxieties, and sometimes gave meaning to our reality. In this workshop, we will learn how to develop storytelling skills. A story awaits you ...

Participants suited for this workshop are: □ beginner □ intermediate




About Léo-James Levesque
Léo-James est actuellement professeur adjoint avec la School of Education de St. Thomas University, au Nouveau-Brunswick, Canada. Il compte plus de 30 années d’enseignement de la langue français dans les programmes d’immersion française. Il est l’auteur de plusieurs livres de littérature jeunesse. 

https://www.editions400coups.com/collaborateur/levesque-leo-james 


2d. Professional 1:1 Consultation with Canada Council for the Arts Advisor 

With Stephanie Azoulay, CCA

Friday June 7, 3 pm to 4:30 pm (French/English)


Do you have a particular project for which you hope to get funding? Book an individual session with Canada Council staff to discuss how your project fits within their programs and get some hints on how to
present your application in the most effective way. Spots for 1:1 consultation between 3 and 4:30 PM will be scheduled by Jennifer Cayley. For further information, and to reserve a time slot email Jennifer Cayley: cayleyjennifer@gmail.com




About Stephanie Azoulay 

Stephanie is a Literature Program Officer in the Explore and Create program at the Canada Council for the Arts. She has been an arts administrator for eight years, working on a wide variety of programs, including the Public Lending Right program and the Governor General’s Literary Awards.







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