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Canadian Storytelling Night in Calgary: The Valiant Five

2019-09-18
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

2019-09-17

Save the date for the next FEST! 

June 2020 in Turkey!

https://fest-network.eu/save-the-date-fest-2020-conference-bursa-turkey/

Passing of Joan Meade

2019-09-13
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!

2019-09-11

The live podcast Risk! is looking for pitches!

This paid opportunity to tell a story on Risk!, a live storytelling podcast. Learn more here:
http://risk-show.com/submissions/

Manitoba Storytelling Events 2019

2019-09-11

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 mauro.centre@umanitoba.ca


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

2019-08-27

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

2019-08-16
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!

Email:

IVY_OA@Yahoo.com

604 - 704 - 4543

Call for Proposals, Conference 2020

2019-08-12
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.



Rita Cox receives Lifetime Achievement Award

2019-08-10
Rita Cox receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to Canadian Storyteller Rita Cox who is being presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Caribbean Tourism Organization!

Learn more here: https://www.onecaribbean.org/cto-to-present-lifetime-achievement-awards-to-canadian-storyteller-rita-cox/

Rene Fumoleau, StorySave teller, has passed away

2019-08-10
Rene Fumoleau, StorySave teller, has passed away

Storytellers of Canada  - Conteurs du Canada is saddened to share that StorySave teller Rene Fumoleau, has passed away. He spent his life as a priest, photographer, writer, and advocate for the Dene, 

Fumoleau died on Tuesday August 6th, his 93rd birthday.

SC-CC Announces Stephanie Strachan as New Indigenous Outreach Coordinator

2019-06-17
SC-CC Announces Stephanie Strachan as New Indigenous Outreach Coordinator

Storytellers of Canada -Conteurs du Canada is delighted to welcome Stephanie Strachan as our new Indigenous Outreach Coordinator!


CCA - Canada in Germany opportunity!

2019-06-14

Planning a performance or exhibit in Germany?  

In the year leading up to the 2020Frankfurt Book Fair, the German arts and cultural scenes will showcase the richness and diversity of Canadian creativity! 

The Canada Council’s Frankfurt 2020: Canada Guest of Honour Special Initiative for Candian Artists will support the participation of Canadian artists, collectives, performing arts companies and visual arts exhibitions for presentation activities through tour engagements, invitations from German hosts, presenters or festivals, and other events in Germany.

Apply now to Frankfurt 2020: Canada Guest of Honour Special Initiative for Candian Artists!

RFP: Website Designer for SC-CC

2019-06-11

SC-CC is looking for a designer for a new website. Please see this link for the full text of the request for proposals: 

https://www.workinculture.ca/JobBoard/jobs/Website-Designer

Call for Nominations for Canada’s Next Parliamentary Poet Laureate

2019-06-11


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call for Nominations for Canada’s Next Parliamentary Poet Laureate

Ottawa, June 6, 2019 – The Parliament of Canada issued today a call for nominations to begin the search for Canada’s ninth Parliamentary Poet Laureate.

The role of the Parliamentary Poet Laureate is to promote the importance and value of poetry among all Canadians. Pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, the Poet Laureate may perform the following duties: compose poetry, especially for use in Parliament on occasions of state; sponsor poetry readings; advise the Parliamentary Librarian on the Library’s collection and acquisitions to enrich the collection’s cultural holdings; and perform related duties at the request of the Speaker of the Senate or the Speaker of the House of Commons, or the Parliamentary Librarian. The Poet Laureate holds office for a maximum of two years.

 

To give equal representation to Canada’s two official languages, Poets Laureate are selected alternately from each official language community; the next poet is expected to work primarily in English. The Parliament of Canada recognizes the diversity of Canada’s literary scene and encourages the participation of poets from all communities. 

 

The deadline for nominations is September 16, 2019. Nominations for the position can be submitted by a member of a literary or writing organization, a Parliamentarian, or directly by interested candidates.  Nominations will be reviewed by a selection committee chaired by the Parliamentary Librarian, who will submit a short list of three candidates to the Speaker of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Commons for final selection.

 

When it created the position of Parliamentary Poet Laureate in December 2001, Canada joined the United Kingdom, the United States and many other countries that have established Poets Laureate.

 

For more information on the Poet Laureate, the nomination process, and to learn more about the works of our current and previous Poets, please visit the Parliament of Canada website at www.parl.gc.ca/poet.

 

 

For additional information:

Library of Parliament

1-866-599-4999

Job Opportunity - Levis, Quebec

2019-05-09
La Maison natale de Louis Fréchette is looking for a special individual to support the many projects of their organization - specializing in literature and storytelling. Exhibitions, parties around the fire, outdoor concerts, authors' meetings, Jos Violin International Story Festival and much more! This is a permanent position 4 days a week in Lévis near Quebec City. Must be a fluent French speaker.


https://www.maisonfrechette.com/nouvelles/offre-d-emploi-coordonateur-trice-aux-activites-et-aux-communications.html

SC-CC is Hiring! Indigenous Outreach Coordinator

2019-04-25

Storytellers of Canada - Conteurs du Canada is hiring for a new position. Please share widely!

SC-CC is seeking an Indigenous Outreach Coordinator to liaise between the board, our Indigenous Advisory Council, members and non-members to help promote oral storytelling and respect for the oral tradition of Indigenous storytellers and story keepers.

Le Récit de Shéhérazade - French CD set

2019-04-25

Les nuits du 20, 22 et 24 juillet 1983 Le Récit de Shéhérazade de Bruno de La Salle, Abbi Patrix et Pascal Fauliot était programmé au Festival d’Avignon et enregistré par France Culture. C’était la première fois que le Festival proposait un spectacle pendant toute une nuit, la première fois qu’il accueillait des conteurs, la première fois que l’on entendait des contes à Avignon. Ce fut un succès : 3000 personnes assistèrent à cet évènement tandis que des centaines de milliers d’autres l’écoutaient en même temps sur les ondes de France Culture.


The Story is the Thing - Storytellers Retreat, Sylvan Lake Alberta - September 2019

2019-03-31
Join Storytelling Alberta (formerly TALES Alberta) for a storytellers retreat this September!  http://www.talesalberta.org/events-2

A Dram to Warm the Hall - Stories and Music from Scotland - March 23rd, Orillia

2019-03-22
A Dram to Warm the Hall - Stories and Music from Scotland - March 23rd, OrilliaStorytelling Orillia and the Orillia Museum of Art and History present their World Storytelling Day event A Dram to Warm the Hall - Stories and Music from Scotland. Saturday March 23rd, 7-9 pm.

What's Your Story? Manitoba Storytelling Guild Event

2019-03-18
What's Your Story? Manitoba Storytelling Guild Event

Join the Manitoba Storytelling Guild on April 5th 2019 for their 2019 Dessert-Potluck Storytelling Gala!

Featuring an open mic, that includes storytellers Janine Tougas and Lola Whonnock.

Friday April 5, 2019

7 to 9:30pm (doors open at 6:40pm)

Young United Church, 222 Furby Street, Winnipeg

For more info: audain.anthony@gmail.com

Hear Here Grassroots Community StoryTelling Event, April 6th 2019

2019-03-06

SAVE THE DATE: April 6, 2019 for

Hear Here Grassroots Community StoryTelling Event

Please let us know by March 22nd if you are coming!

OAC Pitch Opportunity

2019-03-06
Pitch Opportunity for Young Audience Work:

Tour the Young Audience Circuit in the North: A fantastic opportunity from the Ontario Arts Council for artists who perform for young audiences! 

Learn more here:

http://communications.arts.on.ca/T/OFSYS/SM2/262/2/S/F/1029/2769452/kYt8KjGJ/742404.html

World Storytelling Day Event from The Montreal Storytellers Guild - March 22nd

2019-03-06
World Storytelling Day Event from The Montreal Storytellers Guild - March 22ndWorld Storytelling Day is coming up! Check out this event from the Montreal Storytellers Guild on March 22nd!

Hear Here Grassroots Community StoryTelling Event!

2019-02-27

SAVE THE DATE: April 6, 2019 for

Hear Here Grassroots Community StoryTelling Event!


Ottawa Storytellers

A Celebration of Jan Andrews and her Book, To See the Stars - Toronto, March 20, 2019

2019-02-26
A Celebration of Jan Andrews and her Book, To See the Stars  - Toronto, March 20, 2019

Come celebrate the life of Jan Andrews and the publication of her novel To See the Stars. 

Hosted by Toronto Storytelling Festival, A Different Booklist and CANSCAIP. 

March 20th, 2019 from 5 to 7pm at A Different Booklist Cultural Centre, 779 Bathurst Street, Toronto.

Carol McGirr's Celebration of Life

2019-01-29
Carol McGirr's Celebration of Life

The storytelling community lost a hugely influential member on January 2, 2019. Carol McGirr was a StorySave teller, and founder of the long-lived Fireside Epic series. Carol’s impact on Canadian storytelling was profound. She believed “storytellers come and go. It is the story that lives happily ever after.” Our condolences to Carol's friends and family.

A Celebration of Life in Story and Song, will be held for Carol on April 1, 2019 (Carol's birthday) at Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.

More details will be available soon.

World Storytelling Day Events Announcements

2019-01-29
World Storytelling Day Events Announcements

Do you have a World Storytelling Day event planned? Be sure to post the information on the WSD event calendar so everyone knows about it!

Go to the SC-CC event calendar and scroll down to find the submissions form:

https://www.storytellers-conteurs.ca/en/events-calendar/World-Storytelling-Day-Calendar.html

Happy World Storytelling Day!

ST. JOHN’S STORYTELLING FESTIVAL - Call for Submissions

2019-01-26
ST. JOHN’S STORYTELLING FESTIVAL - Call for Submissions

Storytellers are invited to submit applications for the 16th Annual St Johns Storytelling Festival taking place St Johns, NL, from September 22 – 29, 2019, and for our festival in 2020.  We are also considering tellers for various aspects of our year-round programming.


Storytelling Workshop - Sunday March 10 2019, Toronto

2019-01-14
Storytelling Workshop - Sunday March 10 2019, Toronto
SC-CC is excited to announce we're hosting a day-long storytelling workshop on March 10th in Toronto. "The Metastory of the Shoe Project" will examine the use of the shoe as a metaphor for journeys of newcomers to Canada based on the example of The Shoe Project.

Coming Soon! Storytelling Workshop on the Metastory of the Shoe

2019-01-11

Mark your calendars for March 10th in Toronto to join in on a fantastic workshop with Teenaz Javat and Yuli Hu of The Shoe Project. The Metastory of the Shoe explores the journeys of newcomers to Canada and how storytelling can be used to improve written and spoken English.

Ticket information coming soon!

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