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Sad news - Lesley Parlane

2018-11-26
Sad news - Lesley Parlane

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.


Highlights from the ST. JOHN’S STORYTELLING FESTIVAL

2018-11-13
Highlights from the ST. JOHN’S STORYTELLING FESTIVAL

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.


Emerging Teller Award 2019

2018-11-09
Emerging Teller Award 2019

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

2018-11-06
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

2018-10-05
Storytelling Like You’ve Never Seen It Before! St. John’s Storytelling Festival, October 9 – 14, 2018Come celebrate storytelling like you’ve never seen it before! Running October 9 – 14 in venues across St. John’s, worlds of wonder await you in this year’s Storytelling Festival. Stories brought to life by string, traditional Inuit tales, throat singing, spooky stories, and more are in store for this year’s lucky audiences.

Call for Proposals, SC-CC Conference 2019

2018-09-20
Call for Proposals, SC-CC Conference 2019

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.  


Comfort Ero Named as Next StorySave Teller!

2018-07-20
Comfort Ero Named as Next StorySave Teller!

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!

Single Ticket Events at Conference 2018! Don't Miss Out!

2018-06-28
Single Ticket Events at Conference 2018! Don't Miss Out!

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!

Toronto Library Seeks Indigenous Storyteller

2018-06-12

Perth/Dupont Library seeks Indigenous Teller
for Summer Reading Club Program Performance


The Perth/Dupont TPL community branch (located at 1589 Dupont Street, Toronto) is looking for an Indigenous storyteller for an hour-long performance as part of their Summer Reading Club program.

Oxford Storytelling Festival 2018

2018-05-27
Oxford Storytelling Festival 2018

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'. 

SC-CC Master Class registration on Eventbrite

2018-05-22
SC-CC Master Class registration on Eventbrite

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

2018-05-16

1001 Friday Nights of Storytelling – Celebrating 40 Years



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Friday, May 25, at 7:30 PM – 10 PM

Innis Town Hall,

2 Sussex Ave.




Email Scam

2018-05-08
Thanks to everyone who is letting us know about the email scam circulating with a too-good-to-be-true offer from the Oxford Storytelling Festival.

This is not the first time someone has sent this kind of message to storytellers; there are other versions of the scam using the names of other storytelling festivals, but the general nature of it is that a teller is offered a large quantity of money for a short performance, as well as airfare and accommodation. If they respond positively, they are asked for personal details, visa and passport information, and possibly banking details leading to potential identity or monetary theft.

Weaving Stories Together - Sydney International Storytelling Conference June 2018

2018-05-03
Planning on a trip to Australia this June? Consider attending the Weaving StoriesTogether- Sydney International Storytelling Conference June 1-3  2018. It is not too late to enjoy a conference with a difference.  

For the Love of George - FUNDRAISER/CONCERT

2018-04-18

Come celebrate the extraordinary life

of Dr. B. George Blake through story and song

Calling all Artists Working in Toronto

2018-04-05
Calling all Artists Working in Toronto

Join us for an info-session about the Canada Council’s Explore & Create program!

Apply to be a part of the 2019 Book Week Tour!

2018-04-04
Apply to be a part of the 2019 Book Week Tour!

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!



Canadian Literature Pitch #CanLitPit

2018-04-04
A message about the Canadian Literature Pitch!

 #CanLitPit (Canadian Literature Pitch) will return on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Last February, #CanLitPit became the #6 trend on Twitter with over 500 pitches posted by Canadian writers across the country. #CanLitPit received support from The Vancouver Writers Festival, Word on the Street Toronto, and the Ottawa Writers Festival which established the event as a can't miss opportunity for Canadian writers. 

Ottawa Storytellers National Call for Proposals

2018-03-05

 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.

DURHAM STORYTELLERS PRESENT 'WISE FOOLS' FOR WORLD STORYTELLING DAY 2018.

2018-03-01
DURHAM STORYTELLERS PRESENT 'WISE FOOLS' FOR WORLD STORYTELLING DAY 2018.

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).

Visitation and Memorial Service for George Blake

2018-01-28

Arrangements entrusted to Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King St. E. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday February 17, 2018 at 1:00pm.

 Visitation will take place two hours prior to service time from 11-1pm. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Saturday, February 17th, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm at Visitation Location

George Blake

2018-01-13
George BlakeIt is with great sadness, we're sharing the news of the passing of SC-CC member George Blake on Wednesday night. George was 96 years old and lived a long, interesting, and colourful life. He was a supportive mentor and friend to many. He was a founding member of the Durham Folklore Society (now Durham Storytellers) since 1995. HOur condolences to his family and friend. He'll be greatly missed.

Radio Announcement

2018-01-11
In order to improve your Storytellers of Canada Radio listening experience, we will be off-air for two day on January 15 and 16, 2018.

Healthy Habits for Artists Workshop - Toronto

2018-01-05

Healthy Habits

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.


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