News and Events
Virtual Concert: Muriel Bloch (France) & Heidi Dahlsveen (Norway) - The Little Tin Soldier and The Red Shoes
Upcoming virtual concert:
Muriel Bloch (France) & Heidi Dahlsveen (Norway) - The Little Tin Soldier and The Red Shoes
Saturday July 31, 11:00 AM Eastern Time
Presented by Hans Christian Andersen Story Centre
Watch the live performance on Hans Christian Andersen Story Centre Facebook Page, here: https://www.facebook.com/HCAStoryCenter
SC-CC member Jerry Haigh is publishing a new book: Reindeer Reflections Lessons from an Ancient Culture. With a foreword by Yann Martel: “Jerry is a genial, relaxed storyteller. His stories, anchored in zoological facts, are peppered with humour and insights. I invite you to share the pleasure I had in reading about his adventures.”
Learn more about the book and to purchase, visit Rocky Mountain Books’ website here: https://rmbooks.com/book/reindeer-reflections/
It is with sadness we share that noted Toronto Storyteller Irving Gerald Silverberg has passed away. Please see his online obituary, here: dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/toronto-on/irving-gerald-silverberg-10257976
Date: Thursday August 12th
Time: 1-4pm Eastern Time (find your time zone here)
Cost: $30.00 + Eventbrite fees
This workshop is aimed at experienced storytellers
This workshop is limited to 24 participants, first-come-first-serve. Participants must be members of Storytellers of Canada - Conteurs du Canada. This workshop is aimed at experienced storytellers.
Date - Sunday July 25th
Time - 1pm-3pm Eastern Time (find your time zone here)
Cost - Pay-what-you-can (suggested $25) + Eventbrite fees
This workshop is limited to 12 participants, first-come-first-serve. Participants must be members of Storytellers of Canada - Conteurs du Canada.
The workshop will be hosted on Zoom
Join Surrey Civic Theatres for New Fangled Fibs: Tall Tales by Paul Strickland. A collection of hilarious tall tales from Kentuckian, and award-winning comedic storyteller, Paul Strickland. These online performances and shows are designed to help people staying home connect with the performing arts.
June 18–30, 2021.
Premiere performance on June 18 at 7pm includes post-show chat with Paul Strickland.
Tickets are Pay What You Want, with a suggested price of $15. Click here to buy tickets.
Click here to read the press release.
June 8, 2021 at 1:00 - 2:30pm Atlantic Time
Facilitator: Inga Petri, Strategic Moves
As COVID-19 vaccinations rise, our attention turns to what we need to do to re-engage our audiences and rebuild a vibrant performing arts and touring sector in cities and towns.
It is with great sadness that we share the news of Jim St. Clair's passing on Tuesday, May 11th 2021.
Jim was one of SC-CC's StorySave artists, and recorded Stories of Cape Breton in 2008. Read more about Jim's work here: https://www.storytellers-conteurs.ca/en/featured-storytellers/Jim-StClair.html.
Here is a link to CBC's obituary for Jim: https://www.cbc.ca/news/
Storytellers of Canada - Conteurs du Canada is proud to present a new professional development series featuring international tellers:
We are currently hiring for a part-time Indigenous Outreach Coordinator.
SC-CC is seeking an Indigenous Outreach Coordinator to actively engage with Indigenous storytellers, both members and non-members, to help promote our organization’s activities and programs. They will create new inroads and strengthen existing connections between the SC-CC and Indigenous tellers, artists, and arts organizations.
The ideal candidate is an Indigenous artist or arts supporter who has familiarity or experience with storytelling and able to work remotely with a reliable internet connection. The position reports to a designated Board Director and works closely with the Indigenous Advisory Council and Administrative, Membership & Programming Coordinator.
Canadian Storytelling Day 2021 Contest winner announcementCongratulations to Rachel Dunstan Muller of Nanaimo and The Around Town Tellers for her successful submission to our Story for All contest. All the submissions were excellent and four were original stories, but the Canadian Storytelling Committee decided that Rachel's original story "Grace and the Banshee" was the winner. Watch for English and French recordings of “Grace and the Banshee” on the Canadian Storytelling page on the SC-CC website at: https://www.storytellers-conteurs.ca/en/recognition-and-awards/canadian-storytelling-night.html They will be posted shortly after May 15, 2021.
Thank you to everyone who submitted a story. It takes thought and energy to select and submit a story and we appreciate your support of this initiative.
Applying for an arts grant can be confusing or overwhelming. This spring, the (OAC) is offering a series of webinars for Ontario-based artists and arts groups to learn the basics of applying for OAC funding.
Webinar dates are:
April 22, 3-4:30pm (English)
April 29, 3-4:30pm (French)
May 20, 1-2:30pm (English)
May 27, 2-8:30pm (English)
It is with great sadness we inform you that Mary-Eileen McClear is gone. She had been suffering from pancreatic cancer.
Released now from pain, she orchestrated an elegant death, and was surrounded by loving family and music.
This was a woman whom we loved and admired: talented, intelligent, gifted in countless ways, not the least of which as a storyteller. She was kind and sensitive and generous and gracious. She was innumerable other good things as well, all of which will be dearly missed.
Her going is a diminishment in the world.
St. John's Storytelling Presents: From Stage to Stage!
7:30 – 9:00 pm NST
Free! Live on YouTube
Click here to watch:
Spring Equinox Celebration with the Heiltsuk Nation
April 28, 2021, 4:00 p.m. Eastern (1:00 p.m. Pacific)
Registration is now open: https://ingeniumcanada.org/
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N̓aìla & Baìkvḷa
In the Haiìɫzaqv language, n̓aìla means cycle, season, firmament, day and weather. The Haiìɫzaqv are governed by and live our lives in seasons. The sky and weather are supernatural beings intertwined with our baìkvḷa cycle. Baìkvḷa means to harvest and preserve food for the winter, in line with Haiìɫzaqv laws to maintain the natural balance of the world. Learn how the sky, land, and ocean are connected in Haiìɫzaqv ways of knowing through the herring, a cultural and biological keystone species.
Storytelling Toronto is hosting an online workshop for storytellers on Copyright
NO FOOLING! a workshop for storytellers on copyright - APRIL 2021 (ONLINE)
The Storytellers of Canada - Conteurs du Canada 2021 virtual AGM will take place on July 10th and 11th, 2021. More details will be shared in the next few months!
Our 2019 Emerging Tellers from Vancouver Island will be performing at the opening and closing of each day.
The Hug Podcast is looking for storytellers! Part of the Good Life Project network, The Hug Podcast is a new show that will feature first-person stories about those moments in life that remind us just how good people can be. The show will begin airing in April 2021.
Learn more about the project and how to submit on their website: hugpodcast.com.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Storytelling Network (USA) is holding a virtual storytelling event
Learn more and register on their website: https://storynet.org/earth-up/
Virtual Humanity- A Zee Zee Theatre Production
Inspired the Human Library created by Stop The Violence (Copenhagen)
Saturdays & Sundays in March, 12 pm – 3pm via Zoom
Virtual Humanity is a new Zee Zee Theatre initiative, which pivots Human Library, our community-based storytelling event into a new digital platform. Zee Zee has produced Human Library over the past eight seasons, and is keen to reimagine the project for this new era, curated by Bunny (Daisy Joe) and Sam Chimes.
In Virtual Humanity audience members select a title from the collection of 30+ “Virtual Humans” in the collection – something that intrigues them, confuses them. They will then proceed into a one-one-one digital face to face conversation with their “Virtual Human”, a person who will share the true personal story that is reflected in their title, over the course of 20 minutes. This is a project designed to shatter preconceived notions about otherhood, to challenge our biases and misunderstandings and put a human face to difference as a means to foster empathy.
Learn more about how to attend or participate on their website, here: https://zeezeetheatre.ca/production/virtual-humanity/
The Writer's Federation of Nova Scotia is hosting an online storytelling workshop with shalan joudry.
Dates of 4-week workshop: Tuesdays, Apr. 6 + Apr. 13 + Apr. 20 + Apr. 27 (6:30pm to 8:30pm)
Registration for this workshop is open to Indigenous participants only. The workshop is free.
Storytellers of Canada - Conteurs du Canada is proud to present
New Beginnings: A World Storytelling Day Concert
Saturday March 20, 2021 | 4pm EDT
You will receive the Zoom link in your confirmation email after you register
Having trouble registering? Email email@example.com
Over six continents and in many languages, World Storytelling Day will be celebrated on, or close to, March 20th. SC-CC joins this world-wide oral extravaganza bringing you stories, and tunes, shaped by once upon-a -time but told now; for taking forward into the uncertain time ahead. Five fine Canadian artists will bring you silver keys, the green wood, the beginning of things, a resonant piano, and many other wonders for your delighting.
This concert will feature stories from Jennifer Ferris, Stéphanie Bénéteau, Tom Lips and Mariella Bertelli. Beverley McKiver will be providing musical performances and Kathy Jessup will be hosting. Artistic Direction by Jennifer Cayley.
Ce spectacle sera présenté exclusivement en anglais; toutes nos communications à ce sujet seront donc, elles aussi, en anglais. Mais vous aurez bientôt des nouvelles du spectacle 100 % francophone que nous préparons pour cet été! Pour ne rien manquer, consultez régulièrement notre site Web et notre page Facebook.
SC-CC member Sue Proctor is facilitating an online workshop: Playing with Stories
Playing with Stories - Online
Every creature, character or clown has a story. Shift perspective & play.
Explore stories, storytelling & show creation. All kinds of experience welcome.
March 4 – April 15, 2021, Thursday evenings for 7 weeks
6:30-8:00 pm CST
Cost for 7 sessions $140.
For info or to register contact
Sue Proctor at <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sue Proctor M.A. has performed as a clown at International Storytelling & Children’s Festivals in Vancouver, Okanogan, Winnipeg & the Yukon, as well as cabarets in Montreal. Sue writes & directs shows with Comedy Clownesque, performs as a clown with puppets, & provides educational workshops in creative drama, puppetry & clowning for all ages and abilities. Online thesis: The Archetypal Role of the Clown as a Catalyst for Individual and Social Transformation
We are saddened to share news of the passing of Jan Gregory on February 1, 2021 in Montreal.
StoryFusion Cabaret presents: Toronto, a love story in words and music
Thursday, February 11 at 7:30pm, EST
The Canada Council for the Arts today launched a major recruitment campaign open to all, with a priority for Indigenous, Black, racialized and Deaf applicants, as well as applicants with disabilities. We need your help to get the word out about these job opportunities and to encourage skilled, committed, and innovative people to submit applications.
University of Saskatchewan is celebrating Indigenous Achievement Week with a performance from their Storyteller-in-Resident, Lindsay “Eekwol” Knight.
St. Albert, Alberta Taste of Africa 2021
Learn more and register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.
Or email: tasteofafrica.stalbert@gmail.
36th Annual City of Denton Texas Storytelling Festival
Online! March 11-14, 2021
Everyone loves a story! Stories connect us to ourselves and others.
The good news? You can join us from anywhere in the world.
For more Festival information and registration: https://tejasstorytelling.com/festival/
A new monthly story exchange by The Storytelling Cafe
About this Event
A monthly virtual café open to oral storytellers who want to meet, explore the world of stories & connect with the storytelling community.
Learn more and register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.at/e/storytellers-exchange-tickets-136952872729
Caribbean Folklore Storytime is back on January 24
Kalamazoo Valley Museum Storytelling Festival is going virtual! This year's theme is "Raising a Generation that Changes the World"
February 6, 2021, 1-6pm EST - free admission
Learn more at www.kvmstorytelling.org
The Writers Union of Canada has a Short Prose competition for Emerging Writers
It's a new year and a new time for writing. Consider submitting to The Writers' Union of Canada's Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers. Unpublished works of fiction and nonfiction up to 2,500 words in English are eligible, and writers may submit multiple entries. A $2,500 prize will be awarded to the winner, and the entries of the winner and finalists will be submitted to three Canadian magazines for consideration. The deadline for entries is February 12, 2021.
Hot Docs Podcast Festival is now online! Some of the best audio storytelling around will be showcased January 27-29, 2021.
Online Concert in support of StorySave- Join us for an afternoon of tales told by Caribbean and African Tellers
Stories from the Motherland & Many Lands: Tales told by Caribbean and African Tellers
This show is mostly in English with short pieces in French
Sunday January 31, 2021 | 4pm EST
The event will be hosted on Zoom.
Having trouble registering? Email email@example.com
This is a free online concert with donations supporting the 2021 StorySave Rita Cox Project.
Donations can be made through CanadaHelps.org, or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concert artists are Anthony Audain, Bernadette Dyer, Comfort Ero, Djennie Laguerre, Gail Miller, Kesha Christie, Natasha Charles, Rita Cox. Itah Sadu will be hosting.