Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs Conference: Will Ferguson and Priscila Uppal
Friday, May 11, 8:00pm, 2012
The Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs Conference is dedicated to the study and exploration of creative writing pedagogy and the promotion of creative writing in all its forms. The conference includes engaging readings, academic papers, and keynote talks by national and international writers and creative writing teachers, researchers, and students, on all aspects of contemporary creative writing practice. More »
2012 Toronto Festival of Storytelling will be a celebration and exploration of all things ‘Canadian’ from Thursday, March 29 to Sunday, April 1, 2012, with the final day, April 1, being held at Harbourfront Center. Through stories that reveal our identity, we will explore our triumphs, contributions, uniqueness, struggles and growth as a nation. From our First Nations’ origins and European influences of the past, to the more recent arrival of immigrants from Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, Asia and the Americas- our country and its identity is constantly being reshaped. More »
Mariposa In The Schools and Echo Women’s Choir unite their talents in Voices in the Dark on Saturday, March 31 at 7 p.m. at Toronto’s Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square (behind the Eaton Centre/wheelchair accessible).
Anne Lederman, Chris Rawlings, Njacko Backo, Sandra Whiting, Dan Yashinsky and other artists from Mariposa In The Schools join Echo in a spirited evening of song and story. Joining them is Miss McCarthy’s, a collective of musicians and storytellers who play traditional Irish music. Host is award-winning writer and broadcaster Jowi Taylor. More »
The Backseat Balladeers and The Ballad Project
COME AND I WILL SING YOU
A fundraiser for the SC/CC StorySave project featuring Lorne Brown
Date: Sunday June 5, 2011
Time: 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Location: The Wychwood Theatre
Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St.
(one and a half blocks south of St. Clair Ave. W.)
Fee: PWYC, suggested donation $20 More »
Mosaic Storytelling Festival – Tales from Around the World
The Open Door East End Arts Collective and St. David’s Anglican Church celebrate the diversity and creativity of our rich East End neighbourhood – and our world – through six afternoons of storytelling with tellers and tales from all across the globe. Occurring every two weeks from Jan. 23 to Apr. 17 at 3 pm in St. David’s parish hall at 49 Donlands Ave, right across from Donlands subway station. More »
Stories are not just for bedtimes! From March 27 to April 5, 2009, storytellers will gather in Toronto to entertain audiences of all ages at the Toronto Festival of Storytelling. Weâ€™ve got artists coming from around the corner, across the nation â€“ and more flying in from around the world!
Events take place at a variety of venues around Toronto including:
Artscape Wychwood Barns, Harbourfront Centre, The Bata Shoe Museum, Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, Walmer Centre, Toronto Reference Library, Lula Lounge, and the Japan Foundation, Toronto.
Prices vary. There are some free events. See our website for details! www.torontofestivalofstorytelling.ca
Greetings from Canada, I’m returning to Holland, a place where I’m always delighted to be….
Hope this posting finds you all well. I especially want to let my Dutch (and neighbouring) friends and fans know that I will be performing in Holland twice in the coming weeks. My first performance is with master Canadian storyteller, Dan Yashinsky. Dan and I have worked in duo for thirty years. At the Amsterdam Storytelling Festival (see details below) we will be featured in a recent work of Dan’s that I have wrote a score to: More »
Because God Loves Stories: The Alec Gelcer Memorial Concert
Alec Gelcer was a founding father and cornerstone of the Toronto storytelling community and a respected storyteller worldwide. Born in Cape Town in 1936 of Jewish heritage, he had a natural affinity for Jewish and South African stories, but more importantly he loved any well told tale. Duke Ellington once said there are two kinds of music – good music and the other kind, and Alec was a big fan and supporter of good storytelling. More »
Carrying on Helen Porterâ€™s inspiration of storytelling and improvised jazz, storytellers Jim Blake, Mariella Bertelli and Rico Rodriguez tell stories of travel, journeys and discovery. Musicians/composers Lina Allemano (Trumpet), Rob Clutton (Bass) and Tim Posgate (Guitar) create jazz soundscapes for each story. Actor/Artist Randi Helmers paints works in response to each telling. More »
Over 100 years ago Torontoâ€™s garment industry had its beginnings on Spadina Avenue. Join storyteller Fay Wilkinson (amidst the Market Galleryâ€™s exhibit A Common Thread: A History of Torontoâ€™s Garment Industry) as she brings to life stories of this fascinating aspect of Torontoâ€™s history. More »
Puppetmongers Theatre,The Toronto School of Puppetry, & The Raucous Caucus
A Day of Fresh Ideas in Puppetry
A one day symposium and festival and party
Saturday June 16th 2007.
At Puppetmongers Studio
1110 Dundas Street East
Ronnie Burkett of Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes
Eric Woolfe of Eldrich Theatre More »
As Artistic Director of the 29th Annual Toronto Festival of Storytelling, I invite you to come and reap the rich harvest of stories that we have planned for you! This yearâ€™s festival is taking place March 23 â€“ April 1, 2007.