News and Events
We have just been advised by Montreal Intercultural Storytelling Festival’s Artistic Directory Stéphanie Bénéteau that the Festival has received a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts in the category of Supporting Artistic Practice, to explore digital storytelling through video, podcast and participatory events.
Stéphanie advises “the title of the project is Diffusion numérique: recherche et exploration (digital performance - not a great translation of diffusion, which is more like broadcasting or presenting), research and exploration. Or maybe Storytelling on-line: research and exploration.”
A message from Buck Creacy on behalf of Professional Storytellers: Professional Storyteller website and forum disbanding
As of today, Professional Storyteller is 2,391 members strong and it is actually the largest gathering of storytellers in the world. Since April of 2012 I have been happily paying the bills to this service to the tune of $2395.20. Early on, I naively placed a Donate button on the home page. Just as naively believing that others would want to support Thinking that surely someone would help me a little. But to date, there have been no donations. I have retired and am no longer making $120,000 a year and thanks to the Covid-19; the world is shut down and devastating my plans. No one is able to go out and tell, so... No one has any money for donations to keep PS afloat.
Therefore this month will be the last month, If you have pictures or videos or stories that you want to keep. Please download them back to your hard drive.
I want to especially thank Lois Sprengnether Keel for her amazingly kind support during this entire 8 year time. Yes, I could make this a paid membership. The whole idea was to keep it as open to our kind as possible. Thank you LOiS... I enjoyed being your "boss" You deserve some kind of metal or plaque or trophy for the lion share of work you performed for all of us.
Story Fusion Cabaret – Our Past, Present, and Future Stories
A night of Indigenous Storytelling
Showcasing established and emerging artists
Thursday October 7:30 EST
Pay What You Can with a suggested ticket price $10
Saturday October 24th, 6:00pm ECT (Ecuador time)
Canadian Eastern Time: 7:00pm
Caribbean Story circle is looking for storytellers of the Caribbean diaspora to participate in their next event! This is a volunteer opportunity.
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, a number of Caribbean & International storytellers and authors are taking the show online to spread some authentic folklore joy during these trying times.
Past events have looked at the La Diablese, the Sacred Silkcotton Tree and on Sunday we did Anansi. The October theme is the Duppy (ghost for Caribbean people).
Shared from Storytelling Toronto:
Bruce was recently predeceased by his wife, Pat, and there are plans for a joint Celebration of Life in the spring.
For those who wish to send condolences to the family, the mailing address is:
The Family of Bruce Carmody
964 Elgin St.
The next issue of Pippin will include an article honouring Bruce. If you have a memory that you would like to have included, please send as soon as possible to Anna Kerz, firstname.lastname@example.org
In the Flow - The Scottish International Storytelling Festival 17 - 31 October 2020
FEST ONLINE FORUM #6 - Competence model for Oral Storytelling: 'Oral Storytelling in 8 Colours'
Thursday the 17th of September, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm CET (Brussels)
Are you an enthusiastic storytelling student who wants to evaluate and improve themselves,
or an inspiring storytelling trainer who wants to challenge themselves and their students,
or an established storyteller who is curious for new input,
or a visionary headmaster who is looking for a framework to start a storytelling training,
Anyway, in this session you will find out more about the model and how it can be used
to inspire, invite, or challenge yourself and others, to improve, extend or complete your competences as a storyteller!
Listen and share on the 17th of September @ 20:00 CET
How to attend the event?
Registration is possible via this LINK or click on the button below.
Le CFOF dévoile la programmation du 4e Festival Les vieux m’ont conté… au bord de l’eau
Le Centre franco-ontarien de folklore a dévoilé aujourd’hui sa programmation pour le 4e festival de contes de Sudbury, le festival Les vieux m’ont conté. Cette année, le festival se déroulera du 14 au 18 octobre avec une programmation adaptée à la pandémie, mais qui viendra toutefois embellir les soirées.
FEST Online Forum #5 – Storytelling Performance: How to build your career and Nurture the Art Form
Thursday the 3th of September, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm CET (Brussels)
WORLD BY THE TALE - ST. JOHN'S STORYTELLING FESTIVAL GOES DIGITALCALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The 17th annual St. John’s Storytelling Festival will look a little bit different this year. With the safety of performers and audiences in mind, the magic of storytelling usually reserved for concert halls will be broadcasting live online! Rather than following a traditional festival format, the St. John’s Storytelling Festival will host one spectacular evening of live online storytelling on the last Wednesday evening of the month from August through November.
NATIONAL PUBLIC READINGS PROGRAM
As American as Apple Pie and Spotted Dick: Stories Celebrating Our Feisty Mums (Jennifer Munro Online Concert)
As American as Apple Pie and Spotted Dick: Stories Celebrating Our Feisty Mums
Online Concert- Sunday, July 12, at 4:00 PM EST.
Oracle Award recipients, Carol Birch and Jennifer Munro invite you to pour a cuppa and enjoy a glimpse of two different lives seasoned with humor and love.
Please register by emailing email@example.com
Within 24 hours, you will be sent a Zoom link and access to a PayPal button. Suggested ticket price is $5 to $15.
St. John’s Storytelling Festival Presents: As I Was Saying… The Art of Recitation in Newfoundland and Labrador
St. John’s Storytelling Festival Presents:
As I Was Saying… The Art of Recitation in Newfoundland and Labrador
From Nan Blunden's pantry, to Red Island, to the Big Land, home-grown recitations speak uniquely of Newfoundland and Labrador.
On Wednesday, June 24th and Thursday, June 25th at 7:00 pm local time, join us on Zoom for As I Was Saying… a recitation event in the style of a song circle, where storytellers will share their recitations, discuss inspiration, and take questions from the audience. Hosted by storyteller and folklorist Dale Jarvis you are guaranteed a peek into the history of the province, insight into the art form, and more than a barrel of laughs.
Pop on over to www.storytellingstjohns.ca/events for all the details! e details!
In light of events over the past few weeks which have highlighted an ongoing and deeply-rooted racism problem- both nationally and internationally- we want to be clear that Storytellers of Canada-Conteurs du Canada strongly condemns anti-Black discrimination, and all forms of racism that permeate our society. SC-CC is committed to amplifying the voices of Black artists and Black arts professionals and we will share anti-racism learning materials and other materials that highlight the work of black storytelling artists and the importance of storytelling in understanding one another.
We recognize and honor all of those whose lives have been cut tragically short by police violence. Storytellers of Canada recognizes the inherent racism in our country’s colonial roots and since 2016, has been actively working towards reconciliation with the help of our Indigenous Advisory Council. We will continue this work, and to work against anti-black racism. We welcome suggestions and are intent on learning how to contribute to a more inclusive society.
Join the "Help StorySave and Help Me Win the Quilt!" Fundraiser
This year, though, because of COVID-19, the famous StorySave quilt raffle cannot happen. But...
THERE'S STILL A WAY TO WIN THE QUILT!
Virtual AGM through Zoom Webinar
The Annual Storytellers of Canada -Conteurs du Canada Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday, June 13 at 11:00am Pacific time, 12:00pm Mountain, 1:00pm central, 2:00pm Eastern, 3:00pm Atlantic and 3:30 Newfoundland.
Below you will find documents in preparation for AGM and information on how to register and attend the virtual AGM.
There's a Crack in Everything - A storytelling concert with six of Canada's best tellers
You must register at the link tinyurl.com/yabc9js7 to receive the ZOOM link
FEST online forum #2
Applied Storytelling in the Corona Crisis
Thursday the 14th of May, 8 pm - 9:30 pm (CET)
How to attend the event?
Registration is possible via this LINK or click on the button below.
The Forum will be hosted on zoom.
Remember to install the zoom desktop client on your laptop/PC, or the zoom app on your phone ahead of time.
You can do this via this LINK
Virtual Storytelling Conference
Storytelling in a world shaped by Coronavirus-19
Presented by World Storytelling Institute (Chennai, India) and National Storytelling Network (USA)
Begins Saturday May 16, 2020- 9am US EDT
Featuring workshops, performances, and more, all via Zoom!
To register, pease see: http://storytellingandvideoconferencing.com/conference.html
Canada During COVID-19: A Living Archive
Around Town Tellers Online Event: Stories of Hope- April 9, 2020
On April 9th, Around Town Tellers hosted and online storytelling event: Stories of Hope. Watch a recording of their event on their YouTube page!
Canada Council for the Arts new Initiative: Digital Originals
Do you want to share your creation online?
Obituary - Donnetta (Donna) Stewart passed away Friday, April 3, 2020.
Donna was a founding member of the Ottawa Storytellers, and sat on the executive of the Storytellers of Canada/Conteurs du Canada. Donna ran workshops for storytelling at all levels and helped create a storytelling and bereavement program.
Wednesday, April 1
7 - 9 pm
*Via Zoom Link (notes below):
Meeting ID: 898 131 597
Some helpful resources for Canadian Arts Workers to provide support for those experiencing difficulty during the COVID-19 pandemic
Announcement from the Board of Directors: 2020 Conference
The 2020 Annual Conference in Parksville, British Columbia, which was scheduled for May 27 to 31, is cancelled.
We will provide a full refund of registration fees if you desire, but we would like you to consider donating some or all of those fees back to SC-CC. Such donations are eligible for charitable tax receipts. Our organization will suffer a significant financial loss from the cancellation of the Conference and you could help lessen that loss.
SC-CC can also hold your paid fees as a credit on your account for next year’s conference.
Please contact Financial Administrator Jackie McAlpine at firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know how you would like her to handle your paid fees whether refund, donation, credit on account or a combination of any of these.
To cancel your accommodation at the Tigh-Na-Mara resort, contact them directly by telephone (1-800-663-7373).
The Board will consider a time and form for an alternate Annual General Meeting and let you know as soon as we can.
All together now! Choose a story for Canadian Storytelling Night 2020 Land of Legends: Stories We Share
All together now!
Choose a story for Canadian Storytelling Night 2020
Land of Legends: Stories We Share
The newly formed SC-CC Canadian Storytelling Night Committee is inviting suggestions for a story for all of us to consider telling – together and across the country – on November 7, 2020.
March is a Month of Stories in St. John's, Newfoundland!
St John's Storytelling Circle are so excited to be offering such a range of storytelling opportunities this month, including workshop series, our monthly Story Circle, World Storytelling Day events and even a visiting teller!
Have a look at their March Newsletter to learn more.
RISK! live storytelling show Seeking Storytellers for show in New Haven (Hamden) on 4/17/20
(Please note: while RISK! like to offer a theme as a launching point for storytellers to brainstorm around, we are much more interested in great stories than we are stories that adhere closely to said theme. Alternate theme ideas might be "Triumph" or "Life or Death")
For more information about what we look for in story pitches and how to submit, go to: http://risk-show.com/
Each year NSN strives to bring together storytellers from every corner of the world to participate in an annual conference with a wide variety of workshops, education sessions, performances, and networking opportunities. We want this year’s conference to be better than ever, but we can’t do it without YOU! From attendees to sponsors to speakers and performers we need new and familiar faces to get involved and help make the National Storytelling Conference the best event yet.
The theme for the 2020 National Storytelling Conference is…
Empathy: The Storyteller’s Superpower
Alternative approaches to addressing our differences
Stories for a More Beautiful World Online Storytelling Workshop with Jenni Cargill-Strong (AUS)
Invitation to join the Worldwide Virtual Storytellers Guild online meetings
You all are invited to join the Worldwide Virtual Storytellers Guild. The Guild meets three meeting times a month, gathering storytellers from around the globe to share stories, community, feedback and discussion. Meetings are held through ZOOM video conference (free).
This is their Facebook page where the meeting invitations are posted (Facebook account is required).
Storytelling Toronto has two upcoming awards that SC-CC Members are eligible for!
The deadline to submit for both awards is February 10 at 12pm
Alice Kane Award
The Alice Kane Award is an annual award presented by Storytelling Toronto in memory of Alice Kane (1908 – 2003). One of the co-founders of The Storytellers School of Toronto, Alice was a much beloved storyteller whose mastery of the art of storytelling made her an inspiration for many. The award is offered annually to a person or persons who wish to advance the art of storytelling through research, innovative projects, or through their own personal development as a storyteller.
Anne Smyth Travel Award
The Anne Smythe Travel Grant was established to honour the memory of Anne Smythe,an active and well-loved member of the storytelling community. As a teller and author,she believed strongly in the value of travel and adventure in the development of a storyteller’s art. The award is designed to support the work of an active storyteller through the provision of funding to support travel expenses related to a storytelling project.
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of Mary Gavan. Mary’s contributions to storytelling and to SC-CC were many. She was an active member of SC-CC for many years and served as President, and was presently our treasurer. She succumbed to a heart attack while vacationing in India, but we have no other details at present. We will miss her.
Mid-Island Storytellers Spring Programming
Mid-Island Storytellers have shared their Spring 2020 Season programming
2020-2021 Signature Series
Ottawa StoryTellers is seeking proposals for storytelling shows for its 2020-2021 Signature Series - and we want to hear from you!
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: FEBRUARY 29, 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.