News and Events
It is with much sadness that SC-CC reports the passing of Lesley Parlane on Saturday, November 24 2018, from cancer. Lesley was one of the founding members of the Indigenous Advisory Council of SC-CC and an artist living in Ottawa. Our deepest condolences go out to her family and friends.
The St. John’s Storytelling Festival has just wrapped another year – and boy have we outdone ourselves! The mix of local and visiting tellers was so varied and so dynamic, bringing together people from all walks of life to celebrate the art of story.
The deadline for the Emerging Teller Award has been extended to November 21st! Get your applications in for this great opportunity.
Our Emerging Storyteller Scholarship offers four months’ mentoring for an emerging storyteller, by an accomplished teller, plus complimentary admission to our upcoming conference and one-year membership to SC-CC. To celebrate the award, the recipient will be invited to perform at one of the conference events.
Wakefield, QC: The Official Quebec Launch of Louise Profeit-LeBlanc's StorySave album, Honouring Their Stories
Celebrating the Quebec launch of Louise Profeit-LeBlanc’s first album of recorded stories,Saturday November 10th from 7pm to 9pm at Biblio Wakefield Library, 38 Chemin de la vallée de wakefield (Wakefield, QC) bibliowakefieldlibrary.ca/en/
Join Louise for an evening of traditional indigenous stories that influenced her, and will enrich your heart, mind and spirit.
Learn more about the project here: https://www.storytellers-conteurs.ca/en/featured-storytellers/Louise-Profeit-LeBlanc.html
The album and accompanying audio documentary were generously supported by Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.
Storytelling Like You’ve Never Seen It Before! St. John’s Storytelling Festival, October 9 – 14, 2018
Call for Proposals
Storytellers of Canada-Conteurs du Canada
Conference 2019 June 5-June 9, 2019, Fredericton, New Brunswick
The 2019 SC-CC Conference theme is Storytelling: Weaving Baskets of Knowledge.
The weavers are the storytellers and the baskets of knowledge are the stories. Stories educate and give us joy. They are intergenerational. Stories are a defining part of all cultures, a primary way we make meaning, and a fundamental component of what makes us social beings. What baskets will you share?
We are seeking proposals from experienced, professional storytellers for the upcoming SC-CC Conference 2019 (June 5 to June 9) in Fredericton, New Brunswick. We are looking for tellers for Concerts and presenters to offer Master Classes and Workshops reflecting the diversity found within the oral tradition. One area of particular interest is storytelling applied within educational settings.
The StorySave committee is thrilled to announce that B.C.'s Comfort Ero will be the 2019 teller for StorySave! Learn more about Comfort and how you can help the project!
Online registration for SC-CC's 2018 Conference at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario is now closed.
But never fear, you can still register for day passes, master classes and buy concert tickets through Eventbrite!
Perth/Dupont Library seeks Indigenous Teller
for Summer Reading Club Program Performance
The Oxford Storytelling Festival in Oxford UK is coming up this August!
Organizers are delighted with the incredible line up and want to share a few of the details of the festival with you. The theme this year is 'Home and Belonging'.
Incredible specialized storytelling training opportunities are available through SC-CC's Master Classes running on July 4th at Trent University.
1001 Friday Nights of Storytelling – Celebrating 40 Years
Friday, May 25, at 7:30 PM – 10 PM
Innis Town Hall,
2 Sussex Ave.
Come celebrate the extraordinary life
of Dr. B. George Blake through story and song
Join us for an info-session about the Canada Council’s Explore & Create program!
Applications are now being accepted by SC-CC for members to be a part of the TD Canadian Children's Book Week Tour in 2019! Learn more here
Apply by April 30th!
The Ottawa StoryTellers is currently seeking professional storytellers for our 2018-2019 Speaking Out season. Storytellers from across the nation are welcome to submit for this remunerated opportunity.Learn more here! https://www.ottawastorytellers.ca/call-for-proposals/
DURHAM STORYTELLERS PRESENT 'WISE FOOLS' FOR WORLD STORYTELLING DAY 2018.
Come join us for an afternoon or evening of storytelling on March 9 at 2:00 pm at Faith United Church 1778 Nash Rd, Courtice, ON (all ages), March 20 at 7:00 pm at Port Perry Villa, 15987 Simcoe St. Port Perry (adults), March 28 at 10:30 am at the Ajax Public Library, 55 Harwood Ave S, Ajax (children/all ages), and April 6 at 2:00 pm at Traditions of Durham Retirement Residence, 1255 Bloor St E, Oshawa, (adults).
Arrangements entrusted to Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King St. E. A Memorial Service will be held onVisitation will take place two hours prior to service time from Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
January 25, 2018 | 12:30 – 4:00 pm | Artscape Youngplace (Queen St. and Ossington Ave)
This workshop addresses the fact that artistic practice can entail unhealthy habits. Facilitated by a registered dietitian and a physiotherapist, this workshop will help artists gain individual insight into their own habits in regards to diet, exercise and sleep.