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EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST- Sydney International Storytelling Conference June 5-7 2020


EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST- Sydney International Storytelling Conference June 5-7 2020

Do you want an International Storytelling adventure? 

Are you interested in meeting people from different countries and cultures? 

Do you want to extend your storytelling skills?

Do you have something to contribute to the wider storytelling community?

If the answer to these questions is YES, then let us know of your interest.

National Storytelling Network Conference announcement


2020 National Storytelling Network (American) Conference location has been announced for July 23 - 26 in Decatur, Georgia just outside Atlanta  

More information at 


StorySave Holiday Sale!

StorySave Holiday Sale!
Holiday StorySave CD Sale!

SC-CC is thrilled to announce the return of our annual  holiday sale of StorySave CDs! StorySave albums make a great holiday gift for people of all ages; the stories are wonderful and the storytellers are some of the best Canada has to offer. Don't miss out on giving a gift that warms hearts over and over again.

  • CDs are 25% off the original price
  • All shipping costs within Canada are a reduced price of $10.00, on any sized order!
  • Bonus: Customers ordering 3 or more CDs receive 1 more CD free! When you make your order, we will be in touch to let you know which CDs you can choose from.
  • Orders must be made using credit cards/PayPal only (personal cheques take too long to arrive and process for this limited time offer).

Sale starts November 25th and ends December 16th, 2019, but be sure to order by December 10th to be sure of delivery by Christmas.

Visit our Online Shop to order:
Questions? Contact Marion Gruner at

Stella Mair Evans passing (d. Nov 5 2019)

Stella Mair Evans passing (d. Nov 5 2019)Rev Stella Mair June 4,1949 (Wales) Nov 5, 2019 Passed peacefully away surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Leaving with fond and loving memories her beloved husband Shu-Lun Wong; her daughter Gwynneth (Burhani Mtengwa), son Cerith (Anna Smith), her adored grandson, Brendan, and countless loving and loyal friends. Stella was predeceased by her parents Emrys and Gwynneth Evans. She will be forever remembered as the best wife, mammy, and mamgue. 

National Storytelling Network Conference submission deadline extended


The National Storytelling Network is still accepting proposals for the 2020 National Storytelling Conference but only for another nine days! All those interested are invited to submit a presentation proposal for consideration.

Note: The majority of conference workshops will be presented by NSN members. If you would like to become an NSN member click here.

Deadline for submissions: November 15, 2019

The 2020 National Storytelling Conference will be held July 23-26, 2020 in Decatur,Georgia.

Click here for more details & Submission form

Call for Proposals: Sydney Australia Storytelling Conference


Australian Storytellers are once again looking forward to welcoming storytellers from around the world to join in with the celebration, education, networking, and playfulness that takes place at the 'Weaving Stories Together - Sydney International Storytelling Conference'  June 5-7, 2020.

Passing of Cathryn Fairlee

Passing of Cathryn Fairlee

It is with a heavy heart we share the news that storytellerCathryn Fairlee of Cotati, California, has died. According to her family,she passed peacefully at her home on Sunday, October 13, 2019.

Canadian Storytelling Night in Calgary: The Valiant Five

Canadian Storytelling Night in Calgary: The Valiant Five

Don't miss this fantastic Canadian Storytelling Night event from Storytelling Alberta! 

The Valiant Five

In 1929, five Alberta women had the audacity to ask,

“Does the legal definition of the word ‘person’ include female persons?”

Enjoy an evening of Historical StorytellingHosted by Doreen Vanderstoop

Wednesday October 30, 2019

7-9pm at Shelf Life Books, 1302 4th Street SW, Calgary AB

FEST Conference 2020


Save the date for the next FEST! 

June 2020 in Turkey!

Passing of Joan Meade

Passing of Joan MeadeStorytellers is very sad to share news of the passing of one of our founding members, Joan Meade. Joan was a passionate teller and deeply knowledgeable teacher of storytelling, and she will be greatly missed. You can read her obituary here

Submit your Story to Risk!


The live podcast Risk! is looking for pitches!

This paid opportunity to tell a story on Risk!, a live storytelling podcast. Learn more here:

Manitoba Storytelling Events 2019


Winnipeg's got some excellent storytelling events this fall and winter!

2019 Fall Story Forums

Join us Monday evenings 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm for lively discussion and informal storytelling. The event is free of charge and open to all. Parking is free. Forums will take place at the Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice - Room 249, St. Paul's College, University of Manitoba.

Monday, September 23 - What is Storytelling?
Monday, September  30 - Story and Place
Monday, October 7 - Storytelling and Performance
Monday, October 21 - Storytelling as a Therapeutic Tool
Monday, October 28 - Storytelling as a Political Tool
Monday, November 4 - Laugh With Us
Monday, November 18 - Experiential Storytelling
Monday, November 25 - Storytelling as Oral History
Monday, December 2 - Journeys and Voyages
Monday, December 9 - Religious/Spiritual Context of Storytelling

These drop-in sessions will be led by members of the local Winnipeg storytelling community. All storytellers and those interested in becoming storytellers are welcome at these drop-in sessions. No prior registration is required.

Please contact the Mauro Centre if you need any accommodations for mobility or other related assistance 204-474-7273 or

REMINDER | Call for Nominations for Canada’s Next Parliamentary Poet Laureate


REMINDER | Call for Nominations for Canada’s 
Next Parliamentary Poet Laureate


In June, the Parliament of Canada recently issued a call for nominations to begin the search for Canada’s ninth Parliamentary Poet Laureate.


There is still time to nominate candidates: the deadline for nominations is September 16, 2019.

StorySave Launch in Surrey, B.C., and Storytelling Symposium

StorySave Launch in Surrey, B.C., and Storytelling Symposium

Come celebrate the launch of Comfort Ero's StorySave album, Tohio! The Art of African Storytelling - La Tradition Africaine du Conte. September 14th, At Fleetwood Community Centre, 15996 84th Avenue, Surrey B.C.

This is part of a storytelling symposium with multiple guests, tellers and speakers.  Don't miss it!


604 - 704 - 4543

Call for Proposals, Conference 2020

Call for Proposals, Conference 2020

Congrès de Storytellers of Canada - Conteurs du Canada Conference
27 au 31 mai 2020 May 27-31 | Parksville, BC

Rivers of Voices, Ocean of Stories: Coming Together
Un flot de paroles, un océan d'histoires : au confluent des mondes

SC-CC is calling for proposals for workshops and master classes for our 2020 Conference in Parksville, BC.

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