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C’est le retour de Vide ton sac : tête à tête autour du conte!

2022-06-29

Le porte-voix - l'infolettre de la Maison des arts de la parole

C’est le retour de Vide ton sac : tête à tête autour du conte!
C'est avec bonheur que l’on vous dévoile enfin un nouvel épisode de notre balado Vide ton sac: tête-à-tête autour du conte! Après avoir produit les quatre premiers épisodes, on ne pouvait pas arrêter là, il y avait encore tellement à dire sur le conte.

Call for artists- Poster artwork for Storytellers of Canada – Conteurs du Canada national Indigenous storytelling concert: Hope, Humor and Healing

2022-06-28

In honor of the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation Storytellers of Canada - Conteurs du Canada (SC-CC) will be hosting a virtual storytelling concert on the theme of Hope, Humor and Healing to celebrate the resilience, survivance of Indigenous stories and oral traditions despite the violence caused by residential schools. Learn more about the concert here


Call Summary

SC-CC is seeking an Indigenous graphic artist to create a piece of artwork that will be used on the concert poster and other graphic materials for the concert. The final file will need to be digital, but we are open to different mediums of artwork. The piece must be finalized by August 31st.


The artwork should be a reflection of the concert’s scope (Indigenous Storytelling) and theme (Hope, Humor and Healing). This is a paid opportunity, with the fee starting at $300, subject to increase based on artist rates. 

Call for Artists: Storytellers of Canada – Conteurs du Canada Indigenous Storytelling Concert: Hope, Humor and Healing

2022-06-23

Call for Artists: Storytellers of Canada – Conteurs du Canada Indigenous Storytelling Concert: Hope, Humor and Healing

In honor of the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation the Storytellers of Canada - Conteurs du Canada will be hosting a virtual event on the theme of Hope, Humor and Healing to celebrate the resilience, survivance of Indigenous stories and oral traditions despite the violence caused by residential schools. We are looking for a variety of storytellers that can share contemporary and traditional stories and/or oral traditions that fit with this theme. This can include personal stories, family stories or cultural stories. Presentations should be approximately 8-10 minutes. Selected artists will receive an artist fee of $250.00.

 

Please fill out the Google Form and include how your story will fit into the theme. Artists must be available October 22 for the event and must be able to provide their own equipment suitable for an online performance (computer, strong internet connection, etc.,).

 

Click here for the Artist Submission Form

Deadline for submissions is Friday July 1, 2022 by end of day.

Cassandra Wye Science Storytelling Workshop

2022-06-20

Storyteller Cassandra Wye has a new workshop: Science Storytelling Workshop


Call for storytellers: Saskatoon Open Door Society, Threads: Cultural Conversations

2022-06-20

Saskatoon Open Door Society is seeking storytellers for their 2023 virtual event. 

Hosted by the Cultural Bridging Unit of the Saskatoon Open Door Society, Threads: Cultural Conversations is a diverse event in both its representation and its execution. Part academic conference, part artistic celebration, and part sharing circle, Threads strives to unite all peoples through storytelling, knowledge sharing and creativity.

Click here to learn more about the call for storytellers on their website 

Notice of passing: Linda Winham

2022-06-08
Notice of passing: Linda Winham

We are saddened to share the news that longtime SC-CC member Linda Winham has passed away. You can read her full obituary and leave a message on her virtual memorial page: https://www.korucremation.com/obituaries/linda-joyce-tanner-winham/


Click here to view the live streamed memorial service for Linda.

Tea N Tales 2022 Events

2022-05-27

Tea n Tales is back in person for Summer 2022! 

Click here for a PDF poster for more details 




SC-CC Conference 2022

2022-05-27

Learn more on our Conference page here: https://www.storytellers-conteurs.ca/en/conference/conference-2022-parksville.html


May 23-2022: Full conference registration is now closed. Please contact us for last-minute availability: admin@storytellers-conteurs.ca or 647-532-2445. Day passes are available on Eventbrite 

StorySave Launches 2022 Album!

2022-05-26
StorySave Launches 2022 Album!We’re thrilled to announce the launch of Oro Anahory-Librowicz’s 2022 StorySave album, Naître est un miracle - De mémoire et dexil / Being Born Is a Miracle - Of Memory and Exile.  We are also launching the accompanying podcast episode about Oro’s life and work. It’s called Oro Anahory-Librowicz: The Chain of Transmission.

2022 Memorial Hour

2022-05-17
2022 Memorial HourThe SC-CC Memorial Hour will be taking place in-person during the Conference in Parksville BC, next Saturday May 28th. Join us in remembering those who we have lost this year. We may have an online memorial in the Fall for those who could not attend in person.

2022-05-12

Call for Project Coordinator: Storytellers of Canada – Conteurs du Canada 'Building Storytelling Skills' Workshop Series

2022-03-24

Storytellers of Canada – Conteurs du Canada (SC-CC) is currently seeking a Project Coordinator to oversee a series of 4-5 virtual English workshops in a series on the topic of ‘Building Storytelling Skills’. The series will offer practical workshops on developing and honing storytelling skills. The Project Coordinator will work closely with Erin Beaubien, SC-CC’s Programming Coordinator, to oversee the planning, development, and delivery of the workshops.


Click 'read more' for the full posting, or click here for the PDF

Artists Standing Strong Together March newsletter

2022-03-08

Learn more about Artists Standing Strong Together's March programs

https://www.artistsstandingstrongtogether.net/upcoming-events

Place Names of Newfoundland and Labrador - From Dildo to Dover with Dale Jarvis

2022-03-08
Place Names of Newfoundland and Labrador - From Dildo to Dover with Dale JarvisDale Jarvis has a new book! Place Names of Newfoundland and Labrador - From Dildo to Dover. Learn more and pre-order from Flanker Press: https://flankerpress.com/product/place-names-of-newfoundland-and-labrador

Across Womb Waters of the Sea: World Storytelling Day event

2022-03-07

Across Womb Waters of the Sea:

Stories, Music and Art for World Storytelling Day

With Dawne McFarlane, Mairi Campbell, Tamsin Haggis

Click here for the event poster

North Van Tellers present "What Goes Around Comes Around...."

2022-03-07
North Van Tellers present What Goes Around Comes Around....Check out SC-CC Grant recipient North Van Tellers' World Storytelling Day Concert: 'What Goes Around Comes Around' on March 20th at 7pm Pacific. Three personal stories of turning points in life: refinding love after wartime separation; a daughter makes peace with her mother at the threshold of death; and how a moment can change a life. Get your tickets on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/what-goes-around-comes-around-tickets-267102951117

Scottish International Storytelling Festival: Imagine Online

2022-03-07
The Scottish International Storytelling Festival is delighted to present Imagine Online, a collection of 11 world-class storytelling performances available on-demand from Sunday 20th March, which is World Storytelling Day.

Specially commissioned for SISF 2021 these stories challenge us to imagine something different, to imagine pasts, futures, or a timeless other. You are invited to dip into dreams and desires, old and new, lost worlds and worlds still to become.

Tickets are now on sale ahead of the launch on 20 March 2022,
including a Pass for BSL versions.

For more info and updates head to sisf.org.uk
and follow us on social media:
@scotstoryfest, #SISFImagine

Call for storytellers- Ottawa Children's Storytelling Festival

2022-03-04
An exciting announcement!
 
Ottawa StoryTellers is seeking storytellers for their 2022 Children’s Storytelling Festival.
 
If you’re interested, please fill out the attached application form. It’s time sensitive, so I encourage you to take a look today!
 
Ottawa StoryTellers looks forward to hearing from you

FEST call for experts 2022 Conference

2022-02-22

Now open: FEST call for experts

FEST and SMK University of Applied Social Sciences have the pleasure to invite the international storytelling community to the annual FEST conference 2022 in Vilnius, Lithuania on June 1 – 4 2022. For this event we are looking for storytellers and representatives of storytelling organisations from Europe and beyond to contribute their talents and expertise to the FEST conference programme.

City of Denton Texas Storytelling Festival

2022-02-14
City of Denton Texas Storytelling Festival

City of Denton Texas Storytelling Festival

March 10 - 13, 2022

Online through Zoom featuring over 50 storytellers

Schedule, bios and registration information can be found at https://tejasstorytelling.com


Call for Proposals: Artistic Director for National Indigenous Storytelling Concert

2022-02-11

Please note: we are postponing the National Indigenous Storytelling Concert until Fall 2022. The AD Call will be circulated again in a few months and the rate will increase from $300 to $500.


Storytellers of Canada – Conteurs du Canada

Call for Proposals: Artistic Director for National Indigenous Storytelling Concert

 

Storytellers of Canada - Conteurs du Canada (SC-CC) is seeking an individual to provide artistic direction for a virtual, national storytelling concert of Indigenous artists, scheduled for Spring 2022 (date to be confirmed based on availability).

 

The Call

Do you have a vision for an original concert that brings together Indigenous storytellers from across Turtle Island? We want to hear from you!



Stories of the Haida and Squamish people featuring Kung Jaadee: February 27, 2022

2022-02-09
Stories of the Haida and Squamish people featuring Kung Jaadee: February 27, 2022

Special event! Stories of the Haida and Squamish people featuring Kung Jaadee: February 27, 2022

sponsored by the Victoria Storytelling Guild

We’re excited to welcome a special guest, Kung Jaadee, in a live virtual Zoom presentation on Sunday, February 27, at 2:00 pm PST.

Rachel Dunstan Muller celebrates one year of 'Sticks and Stones and Stories' podcast

2022-02-09
Rachel Dunstan Muller celebrates one year of 'Sticks and Stones and Stories' podcast
To celebrate the one year anniversary of her children's podcast Sticks and Stones and Stories, Rachel Dunstan Muller had just launched a new website: https://sticksandstonesandstories.com/
It is searchable in multiple ways (genre, title, length), and has links to audio recordings as well as PDFs of the full text of each of 42 original children's stories (and counting). There's lots to see/hear/read!

Mary Louise Chown has a new book!

2022-02-08
Local storyteller Mary Louise Chown has a chapter in a new book on storytelling coming out on February 15, published by Routledge. It will be available as an ebook, in addition to hard copy and it contains many chapters from contributors all over the world. Mary Louise's chapter is about her work as a visiting artist in Hospice and Palliative Care in Winnipeg.
Routledge International Handbook of Therapeutic Stories and Storytelling, edited by Clive Holmwood, Sue Jennings, Sharon Jacksties

Chennai Storytelling Festival 2022

2022-02-02
Chennai Storytelling Festival 2022

You're invited to the 2022 Chennai Storytelling Festival!

https://storytellinginstitute.org/CSF2022.html


Community Works Manitoba new online workshop- AT THE HEART OF THE MATTER: STORIES FROM OUR PANDEMIC WORLD

2022-02-01
Community Works Manitoba new online workshop- AT THE HEART OF THE MATTER: STORIES FROM OUR PANDEMIC WORLD

From Community Works Manitoba Inc.,

AT THE HEART OF THE MATTER: STORIES FROM OUR PANDEMIC WORLD

An online workshop


Learn more about the workshop on their website, here: https://www.community-works.ca/stories-pandemic-world

From Sterling Talent Solutions: Building and Nurturing Volunteer Communities

2022-01-31

From Sterling Talent Solutions:

Tips on Building an Engaged Volunteer Community

Whether volunteers serve on-site or remotely, ensuring that volunteers feel a part of something bigger than just themselves can transform one-time volunteers into truly engaged volunteers. In this session, discover the benefits of nurturing a sense of community among volunteers and explore seven principles that foster community.

Register Now

Notice of passing: Anne Andersen

2022-01-27
Dear Friends:

We are saddened to hear and pass on to you the news of the passing of Anne Andersen.
 
 Anne was an active member of this community for many years.  She told stories, she taught, she mentored, she organized and she supported storytelling in Edmonton, in Vancouver, in North Vancouver and in Steveston. She will be remembered for her dedication to storytelling, for her support of storytellers and for her loving brilliance.   

Une série d'ateliers sur la gestion de carrière

2022-01-26

Storytellers of Canada – Conteurs du Canada est fier de vous offrir une série d'ateliers sur la gestion de carrière



Employment Opportunity: Storyteller, Public Programming & Learning @ Toronto Biennial of Art

2022-01-24

JOB OPPORTUNITY: STORYTELLER, TORONTO BIENNIAL OF ART

The Toronto Biennial of Art (TBA) Storytelling program is seeking multiple Storytellers from Toronto and Mississauga to mediate contemporary art through modes of interpreting, informing, narrating and embodying. Comprising a series of guided sessions, spot tours, and conversations with visitors, the Storytelling program will engage intergenerational audiences with the artworks and contexts around TBA 2022 to ensure enriching visitor experiences.

Learn more about the role and how to apply here: https://akimbo.ca/listings/storyteller-toronto-biennial-of-art/

News from Storytelling Toronto

2022-01-13
Read Storytelling Toronto's first 2022 PIP Newsletter! Click here

Canada Council for the Arts study on the arts and well-being

2022-01-11
Canada Council for the Arts invites you to participate in their study on the arts and well-being. Learn more here.

Notice of passing: Vincent Wall, Guelph Ontario- 1935-2021

2022-01-05
Notice of passing: Vincent Wall, Guelph Ontario- 1935-2021

Sad news from Guelph, Ontario: Storyteller Vincent Wall passed away in December 2021. You can read Vince's full obituary online here: 

https://www.legacy.com/ca/obituaries/guelphmercury/name/vincent-wall-obituary?pid=200833618 


STORYTELLING ALBERTA CELEBRATES 40 YEARS

2022-01-04
What gift do you give a storytelling organization celebrating its 40th anniversary? Why, stories- of course! TRIBUTE TALES is a video series launching January 11th on Storytelling Alberta’s YouTube channel. It features 40 storytellers (many of them SC-CC members) from across Canada, each one gifting their performance of a favourite tale. The first video will activate at 10am (MST) on Tuesday Jan 11th, and a new story will be uploaded every Tuesday throughout the anniversary year. So -  click your computer mouse and join this digital story circle for a few minutes every week! Once posted, videos will remain on the TRIBUTE TALES playlist for you to enjoy over and over, anytime you like. Here’s the link:  

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