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Storytellers of Canada -Conteurs du Canada is delighted to welcome Stephanie Strachan as our new Indigenous Outreach Coordinator!
SC-CC is looking for a designer for a new website. Please see this link for the full text of the request for proposals:
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
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
SAVE THE DATE: April 6, 2019 for
Hear Here Grassroots Community StoryTelling Event
Please let us know by March 22nd if you are coming!
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:
SAVE THE DATE: April 6, 2019 for
Hear Here Grassroots Community StoryTelling Event!
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.
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.
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:
Happy World Storytelling Day!
Storytellers are invited to submit applications for the 16th Annual St John’s Storytelling Festival taking place St John’s, 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.
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.
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!