News and Events
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!
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 email@example.com 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.