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Story Fusion Cabaret – Our Past, Present, and Future Stories: A night of Indigenous Storytelling

2020-10-14

Story Fusion Cabaret – Our Past, Present, and Future Stories

A night of Indigenous Storytelling

Showcasing established and emerging artists


Thursday October 7:30 EST

Pay What You Can with a suggested ticket price $10

 Eventbrite link. 

Caribbean Folklore Virtual Storytime: Tales of Duppies, Jumbies, and Other Paranormal Beings

2020-10-05
Caribbean Folklore Virtual Storytime: Tales of Duppies, Jumbies, and Other Paranormal Beings

Saturday October 24th, 6:00pm ECT (Ecuador time)

Canadian Eastern Time: 7:00pm

Volunteer opportunity for storyteller: Caribbean Storytelling Circle

2020-10-01

Caribbean Story circle is looking for storytellers of the Caribbean diaspora to participate in their next event! This is a volunteer opportunity. 

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, a number of Caribbean & International storytellers and authors are taking the show online to spread some authentic folklore joy during these trying times. 

Past events have looked at the La Diablese, the Sacred Silkcotton Tree and on Sunday we did Anansi. The October theme is the Duppy (ghost for Caribbean people).

FEST ONLINE FORUM #6 'Oral Storytelling in 8 Colours' (September 17)

2020-09-14
FEST ONLINE FORUM #6 'Oral Storytelling in 8 Colours' (September 17)

FEST ONLINE FORUM #6 - Competence model for Oral Storytelling: 'Oral Storytelling in 8 Colours'

 

Thursday the 17th of September, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm CET (Brussels)

 
In this session Veva Gerard will take you on a journey through the newly developed Competence model for oral Storytelling ‘Storytelling in 8 Colours’.
Are you an enthusiastic storytelling student who wants to evaluate and improve themselves,
or an inspiring storytelling trainer who wants to challenge themselves and their students,
or an established storyteller who is curious for new input,
or a visionary headmaster who is looking for a framework to start a storytelling training,
or…
Anyway, in this session you will find out more about the model and how it can be used
to inspire, invite, or challenge yourself and others, to improve, extend or complete your competences as a storyteller!
 

Listen and share on the 17th of September @ 20:00 CET
 
How to attend the event?

Registration is possible via this LINK or click on the button below.

Call for Submissions- St. John's Storytelling Festival goes digital

2020-08-17

WORLD BY THE TALE - ST. JOHN'S STORYTELLING FESTIVAL GOES DIGITAL
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The 17th annual St. John’s Storytelling Festival will look a little bit different this year. With the safety of performers and audiences in mind, the magic of storytelling usually reserved for concert halls will be broadcasting live online! Rather than following a traditional festival format, the St. John’s Storytelling Festival will host one spectacular evening of live online storytelling on the last Wednesday evening of the month from August through November.

Interested in being featured in our event series? Find all the submission details here:

As American as Apple Pie and Spotted Dick: Stories Celebrating Our Feisty Mums (Jennifer Munro Online Concert)

2020-06-30
As American as Apple Pie and Spotted Dick: Stories Celebrating Our Feisty Mums  (Jennifer Munro Online Concert)

As American as Apple Pie and Spotted Dick: Stories Celebrating Our Feisty Mums  

Online Concert- Sunday, July 12, at 4:00 PM EST.

Oracle Award recipients, Carol Birch and Jennifer Munro invite you to pour a cuppa and enjoy  a glimpse of two different lives seasoned with humor and love.

Joined by American Book Award recipient, poet Maria Mazziotti Gillan!

Please register by emailing jennie@jennifermunro.net 

Within 24 hours, you will be sent a Zoom link and access to a PayPal button. Suggested ticket price is $5 to $15.  







St. John’s Storytelling Festival Presents: As I Was Saying… The Art of Recitation in Newfoundland and Labrador

2020-06-22
St. John’s Storytelling Festival Presents: As I Was Saying… The Art of Recitation in Newfoundland and Labrador

St. John’s Storytelling Festival Presents: 

As I Was Saying… The Art of Recitation in Newfoundland and Labrador 


From Nan Blunden's pantry, to Red Island, to the Big Land, home-grown recitations speak uniquely of Newfoundland and Labrador. 


On Wednesday, June 24th and Thursday, June 25th at 7:00 pm local time, join us on Zoom for As I Was Saying… a recitation event in the style of a song circle, where storytellers will share their recitations, discuss inspiration, and take questions from the audience. Hosted by storyteller and folklorist Dale Jarvis you are guaranteed a peek into the history of the province, insight into the art form, and more than a barrel of laughs. 


Read the full press release here


Pop on over to www.storytellingstjohns.ca/events for all the details! e details! 

There's a Crack in Everything: Online Storytelling Concert

2020-05-28
There's a Crack in Everything: Online Storytelling Concert

There's a Crack in Everything - A storytelling concert with six of Canada's best tellers

Thursday June 4, 2020 
2PM Pacific, 3PM Mountain, 4pm Central, 5PM Eastern, 6PM Atlantic, 6:30 PM Newfoundland

Hosted by Lynn Torrie with Comfort Adesuwa Ero, Jeffery Canton, Judith Poirier, Louise Profeit-LeBlanc, Sarah Abusarar, and Selina Chiarelli
Directed by Stéphanie Bénéteau and Mariella Bertelli


You must register at the link  tinyurl.com/yabc9js7  to receive the ZOOM link


This is a Pay What You Can concert to support the work of Storytelling Artists in Canada.  A Canada Helps link will appear in the ZOOM Registration page with a note on other ways to give.

FEST online forum #2 Applied Storytelling in the Corona Crisis

2020-05-11
FEST online forum #2 Applied Storytelling in the Corona Crisis

FEST online forum #2
Applied Storytelling in the Corona Crisis

 

Thursday the 14th of May, 8 pm - 9:30 pm (CET)

  
Listen and share on the 14th of May @ 20:00 CET, when FEST organises the second online forum.
 
How to attend the event?
Registration is possible via this LINK or click on the button below.

The Forum will be hosted on zoom.
Remember to install the zoom desktop client on your laptop/PC, or the zoom app on your phone ahead of time.
You can do this via this LINK

Virtual Storytelling Conference- May 16, 2020

2020-05-11
Virtual Storytelling Conference- May 16, 2020

Virtual Storytelling Conference

Storytelling in a world shaped by Coronavirus-19

Presented by World Storytelling Institute (Chennai, India) and National Storytelling Network (USA)

Begins Saturday May 16, 2020- 9am US EDT

Featuring workshops, performances, and more, all via Zoom!

Free admission! 

To register, pease see: http://storytellingandvideoconferencing.com/conference.html


Canada During COVID-19: A Living Archive

2020-04-28
Canada During COVID-19: A Living Archive

Canada During COVID-19: A Living Archive

How will historians remember this time in history? What does your experience look like? Sound like? Feel like?

@CanadaDuringCovid: A Living Archive invites Canadians to document their experiences and creations during this unprecedented time.

All forms of submissions are welcome, including photographs, GIFS, TikTok videos, poetry, music, painting, drawing, or a written snippet about your day.

Become a part of this public archive by tagging @CanadaDuringCovid and using the hashtag #CanadaDuringCovid on Instagram. We will repost with credit.

Have a private account? Send a direct message! Don't have an Instagram account? Email your submission to covidarchive@historicacanada.ca.

Around Town Tellers Online Event: Stories of Hope

2020-04-23

Around Town Tellers Online Event: Stories of Hope- April 9, 2020

On April 9th, Around Town Tellers hosted and online storytelling event: Stories of Hope. Watch a recording of their event on their YouTube page!  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUpN-Nre09I&feature=youtu.be

St. John's Storytelling Festival: Digital Storytelling Circle

2020-03-30
St. Johns Storytelling Festival invites you to join their first  first ever foray into virtual storytelling!
 
Digital Storytelling Circle
Wednesday, April 1
7 - 9 pm

*Via Zoom Link (notes below):
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/898131597
Meeting ID: 898 131 597

SJSF's Story Circle is an Open Mic event. As they sort through the specifics of bringing it online, we ask that any teller interested in sharing a story please e-mail in advance so they can be added to the list: storytellingstjohns@gmail.com

The Canada 150 Fund

2016-02-05

The Canada 150 Fund

The goal of the Canada 150 Fund is to create opportunities for Canadians to participate in local, regional, and national celebrations that contribute to building a sense of pride and attachment to Canada.

A limited number of high impact, large-scale projects that are national in scope will also be supported through the Canada 150 Fund as Signature Initiatives.

Eligibility details

Eligible funding recipients under the Canada 150 Fund include the following types:

  • Canadian not-for-profit organizations, including corporations, trusts, cooperatives and unincorporated associations;
  • Canadian business corporations, including partnerships, trusts and joint ventures where projects are non-commercial in nature;
  • Canadian schools; and,
  • Canadian municipal governments and their institutions.

Federal departments, agencies and institutions, Provincial and Territorial governments and their institutions, private individuals and political parties are noteligible under the Canada 150 Fund.

Storytelling Toronto Awards

2016-02-05
Storytelling Toronto Awards: The Alice Kane Award and The Anne Smythe Travel Award
DEADLINE February 29th, 2016
 
The Alice Kane Award

The Alice Kane Award is a $1,000 award presented by Storytelling Toronto in memory of Alice Kane (1908 – 2003). One of the co-founders of The Storytellers School of Toronto, Alice was a much beloved storyteller whose mastery of the art of storytelling made her an inspiration to many.

The Anne Smythe Travel Award
The $500 Anne Smythe Travel Grant was established to honour the memory of Anne Smythe, an active and well-loved member of the storytelling community.  As a teller and author, she believed strongly in the value of travel and adventure in the development of a storyteller’s art. 

Call For Submissions to Le Raconteur Deadline February 1, 2016

2016-01-19
Dinny Biggs and Marylyn Peringer, the co editors of Le Raconteur, are keen to publish articles on storytelling of interest to SC-CC members across Canada.  An article may be newly minted, or one already published, e.g. in a local storytelling organization's newsletter.

Another email scam

2016-01-18

SCAM - BEWARE

One of our members recently received an email invitation to participate in BEYOND THE  BORDER - Wales International Storytelling Festival 2016. After speaking with the festival's real organizer, the member confirmed that this invitation was a scam, and that several other tellers have received similar invitations.

The email asks that the teller gives a guest performance and to provide personal information, and offers a great deal of money and perks for the appearance. We assume that once the teller bites, he or she is asked for banking information.

If you receive an invitation to ANY festival, please confirm its authenticity with the festival organizer.   

- The SC-CC Team

The Alice Kane Award, and the Anne Smythe Travel Award

2016-01-18

THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN.....Get your applications in for the Storytelling Toronto Alice Kane award ($1,000) and/or the Anne Smythe travel award ($500) by FEBRUARY 29TH .  Go to STT web page-awards for full details. 

Contact: Carol Farkas: cfarkass@gmail.comwith any questions. 

http://storytellingtoronto.org/home/awards/ 

Sydney International Storytelling Conference May 27-29, 2016, Call for Proposals

2016-01-18

Thinking of an adventure to have in 2016 then why not consider coming to the 'Weaving Stories Together' Sydney International Storytelling Conference May 27-29, 2016Spread the word to your storytelling networks and friends.

This biennial conference draws participants, presenters and performers from all Australian States and territories as well as international countries. The conference program has a balance of performances and educational workshops to promote cultural exchange and develop the art, skills and application of Storytelling in a wide context of settings.

Call for Proposals, "The Talking Stick", 1001 Nights of Storytelling

2016-01-18

Call for proposals, "The Talking Stick"
Special Storyfire event Friday, 
April 1

Call For Auditions, Sweetline Theatre, St. John's, Nfld

2016-01-18

Call for Auditions - Owl Was a Baker's Daughter: Folk Tales That Inspired Shakespeare

Ottawa Storytellers Newsletter: Telling Times December 2015

2016-01-08
Ottawa Storytellers Newsletter: Telling Times December 2015

In case you're curious what the Ottawa Storytellers are up to, check out their December 2015 newsletter at this link:

http://www.rasputins.ca/Dec2015.html

Storykeeper Award Submissions Deadline March 15, 2016

2016-01-05
Information about The Storykeeper Award which was created by SC / CC to honour our outstanding tellers, is now available on the member’s page. This year we will be accepting submissions from the west only (Manitoba to British Columbia, northern regions included.) Next year we will seek nominations from the east. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2016.

2015-12-15

Canada Council has recently released more details about their new funding model. The new model effects National Arts Service Organizations like SC-CC, but also individual artists, festivals, performance groups, collectives, and other organizations.

You can learn more at an upcoming webinar hosted by Canada Council on January 8th at 1pm EST. The french webinar will be held on January 7th at 1pm EST. Visit this link to find out more and to subscribe to information on the webinar

http://newfundingmodel.canadacouncil.ca/

World Storytelling Day Event Grants Deadline Extended

2015-12-09
World Storytelling Day Event Grants Deadline Extended

The deadline for event grants for World Storytelling Day has been extended to January 3rd! Get your proposals in soon!

Each year, communities across Canada participate in World Storytelling Day, a global celebration of storytelling. Working with a theme, events are held on or around the Equinox, with concerts for young and old. This year's theme is stories about "Strong Women"

Click here to learn more about applying: https://www.storytellers-conteurs.ca/en/recognition-and-awards/world-storytelling-day.html


Your stories on SC-Radio-CC

2015-11-24
As you may know, Storytellers of Canada-Radio-Conteurs du Canada is Canada's only radio station dedicated to the art of storytelling.  And as a member of the SC-CC, you can contribute to this national community radio initiative! 
 
Starting in January, we are scheduling a variety of new programs in hopes that we can help you to promote your storytelling recordings. 

Holiday StorySave CD Sale!

2015-11-17
Holiday StorySave CD Sale!

SC-CC is thrilled to announce a special, limited-time holiday sale of our StorySave CDs! 

  • Each CD sold at 30% off the original price, while quantities last
  • All shipping costs within Canada, waived
  • On line orders received after Dec 7 cannot be ensured delivery within Canada before Dec 24 2015
  • Orders by personal cheque cannot be guaranteed timely shipping for the holidays, but we will try our best. (Make cheques out to Storytellers of Canada)
Visit our Online Shop to learn more, or email Brian Hetherington with questions brianheth@gmail.com

There is nothing better than the gift of story-- except perhaps having Storytellers of Canada send a StorySave CD to a friend on your behalf!

 


Minute of Silence with the Canada Council

2015-11-16
Minute of Silence with the Canada Council

Join us in solidarity for a minute of silence at 150 Elgin

Dear colleagues and friends,  

Like people around the world, we find ourselves deeply saddened by the attacks on Paris, Beirut and other places around the world. 

We invite Ottawa's artistic community and the public at large to join us at the Canada Council for a solidarity gathering and to observe a minute of silence. 
 
Monday, November 16, 2015

Arrivals from 11:45 am 

A minute of silence at 12 noon followed by brief remarks 

Âjagemô art space
150 Elgin, Ottawa 
Street level near Elgin street entrance


Feel free to share this or the Facebookevent with your networks.

Joignez-vous à nous en solidarité pour une minute de silence au 150 Elgin
 
Chers, chères collègues et amis(es)

Comme tous les citoyens du monde, nous sommes attristés et en état de choc suite aux attaques à Paris, Beyrouth et ailleurs au monde. 

Nous invitons les membres de la communauté artistique et le grand public à se réunir au Conseil des arts pour observer un moment de silence ensemble dans un esprit de solidarité, de communauté et de paix. 
 
Lundi 16 novembre 2015
 
Arrivée: à partir de 11h45
Minute de silence à midi suivi de brèves allocutions  

Espace Âjagemô 
150 rue Elgin
Rez-de-chaussée, près de l’entrée de la rue Elgin


SVP partagez cette invitation ou notreévénement Facebook avec vos réseaux. 
 

The Fourth Annual Canadian Storytelling Night! November 2015

2015-10-20
The Fourth Annual Canadian Storytelling Night! November 2015

This year's theme is Let the Fur Fly! Teachings from the Animals

 

Governor General's Literary Awards - Winners will be announced October 28th!

2015-10-14
The 2015 Governor General's Literary Awards finalists were announced online on Wednesday, October 7. 

Log onto ggbooks.ca to find all 70 finalist books. 

Stay tuned for the winners announcement on Wednesday, October 28 at
6:30 EDT.


Canada's national literary awards celebrate literature for all tastes and ages by honouring the best English-language and the best French-language books in each of 7 categories: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, children's literature (text), children's literature (illustration), and translation.

Raconteurs Toronto - Stories of the Internet

2015-10-13
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14TH!

This month we're sharing stories of THE INTERNET! ICQ chats, message boards, online dating! We want to know all about your Google search results, secret World of Warcraft personas, YouTube fame!

We want your story! Raconteurs' stories should be true, have happened to you personally, and be 7-10 minutes in length. If you have a story to share, please send a brief 3-4 sentence pitch to submissions@raconteurs.ca!

Past stories can be viewed online at www.youtube.ca/raconteurstoronto


Pitch guidelines are available on our website! 
Story coaching is available if desired!

The Tranzac features main-floor washrooms and is barrier-free.

Doors at 6:30/ show at 7:30
Tickets are $10
tickets available online at http://raconteurs-internet.bpt.me/

Raconteurs Storytelling has been producing monthly events featuring live storytelling for over four years. For more information visit www.raconteurs.ca

StorySave Nominations! Final Deadline October 31st 2015!

2015-10-13
Hello SC-CC Members! Final Deadline Approaches!
 
The StorySave Committee is once again putting out a call for nominations for The Next Teller, for the year 2017. The StorySave Nomination Form for the next "voice" is due no later than midnight October 31, 2015. The sooner you get your nomination form in, the sooner our StorySave Committee Members can begin to consider your nomination. You can nominate a teller for StorySave through the SC-CC member's pages, where you'll find more information on the project, what the committee is looking for in the nominees, and an online nomination form.

If you have any questions, please contact Marion Gruner at: storysave@storytellers-conteurs.ca

StorySave looks forward to receiving your submission! Thank you.

SCAM - BEWARE

2015-09-29

SCAM - BEWARE

One of our members recently received an email invitation to participate in BEYOND THE  BORDER - Wales International Storytelling Festival 2016. After speaking with the festival's real organizer, the member confirmed that this invitation was a scam, and that several other tellers have received similar invitations.

The email asks that the teller gives a guest performance and to provide personal information, and offers a great deal of money and perks for the appearance. We assume that once the teller bites, he or she is asked for banking information.

If you receive an invitation to ANY festival, please confirm its authenticity with the festival organizer.   

- The SC-CC Team




Canada Council's Forum on the Literary Arts

2015-09-17
Canada Council has released their report from 2014's National Forum on Literary Arts. You can read the report and other literature from the Forum here.

Call For Submissions to Le Raconteur

2015-09-16
Call For Submissions to Le Raconteur
Deadline October 1, 2015
 
Dinny Biggs and Marylyn Peringer, the editors of Le Raconteur, are keen to publish articles on storytelling of interest to SC-CC members across Canada.  An article may be newly minted, or one already published, e.g. in a local storytelling organization's newsletter.

Call For Submissions to Le Raconteur

2015-05-03
Call For Submissions to Le Raconteur
Deadline June 1, 2015
 
Dinny Biggs and Marylyn Peringer, the editors of Le Raconteur, are keen to publish articles on storytelling of interest to SC-CC members across Canada.  An article may be newly minted, or one already published, e.g. in a local storytelling organization's newsletter.

Manitoba Storytelling Guild Events in April

2015-04-12
Storytelling Events throughout April

Dare! Stories we thought we’d never tell: April 15th, Brian Finch hosting

2015-04-12
Dare! Stories we thought we’d never tell: April 15th, Brian Finch hosting

It’s spring, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and “Dare! Stories we thought we’d never tell” is hitting up it’s 4th instalment. Life is so good.

Join us as Dare team member Brian Finch hosts a lineup of performers born ready to woo and wow you with a whole new set of tales…


New Wyatt Heritage Properties Inc. Radio Dramas Now Available Online

2015-02-15

SC-CC  Storytellers experienced the radio drama process at the conference last year and it was truly inspiring! Wyatt Heritage Properties Inc. has five new radio dramas online.


Stories at Fern

2015-01-15
Stories at Fern

STORIES AT FERN

Monday, January 19th, 2015, 7:15 p.m. (Stories begin at 7:30 p.m.)

1831 Fern Street, in Victoria (between Fort and Begbie). Please park on Begbie, instead of the residential-only spaces on Fern Street.

 “Stories at Fern” is a public gathering — open to all (*Adults $5, Students $3), where stories are told and listened to, from September to June.

 

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