News and Events
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!
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'.